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Australia pledges half a billion to restore Great Barrier Reef

Apr 29, 2018 - 1:01 PM

The World Heritage-listed site is reeling from significant bouts of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change

IN DANGER. An aerial view of a section of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Australia, March 2017. Photo courtesy Ed Roberts/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Saudi OFW allegedly forced by employer to drink household bleach

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The DFA says Agnes Mancilla, an OFW in Saudi Arabia, 'remains in serious but stable condition' after her employer allegedly made her swallow household bleach

Mindanao coastlines under coral bleaching alert

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Mindanao's coastlines are now categorized under a Bleaching Alert Watch, the second level in a 5-tiered warning system

BLEACHED CORAL. Bleached branching coral (foreground) and normal branching coral (background) at Keppel Islands, Great Barrier Reef. Photo from Wikipedia by user Acropora as illustration.

WATCH: Ichigo and Rukia face a Hollow in 'Bleach’ live action trailer

Feb 21, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Many are wary about the live action movie adaptation, and understandably so

SHINIGAMI. In the new 'Bleach' live action movie trailer, Ichigo and Rukia face a Hollow. Screenshot from the movie trailer

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Oct 09, 2017 - 2:45 PM

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World's northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:50 PM

About 30 of the coral reef off the coast of Tsushima island in Japan which lies in the temperate zone suffered bleaching researchers say

BLEACHED. This combination of handout pictures released by Japan's National Institute for Environmental Studies and created on July 18, 2017, shows coral reefs (L) in Toyotama, off the coast of Tsushima island taken in January 2016 before bleaching and the same coral reefs (R) in December 2017, after bleaching due to high water temperature. National Institute for Environmental Studies/AFP

Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought

May 29, 2017 - 10:35 AM

The impact will accelerate unless global greenhouse gas emissions are cut scientists say

BLEACHED. This undated handout from Biopixel released on March 10, 2017 shows a coral reef suffering from bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Biopixel/Handout/AFP

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An aerial view of a section of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Australia, March 2017. Photo courtesy Ed Roberts/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

'Underwater wasteland' worries after cyclone hits Barrier Reef

Mar 30, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Tropical Cyclone Debbie which barreled through the region this week mostly struck the reef s southern parts which have not been as seriously impacted by bleaching

DEBBIE. This is a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Debbie along the Queensland coast as seen from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite. The image was taken on March 27 at 0350 UTC. Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Great Barrier Reef may never recover from bleaching – study

Mar 16, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Record high temperatures in 2015 and 2016 drove an unprecedented bleaching episode

BLEACHED. This undated handout from Biopixel released on March 10, 2017 shows a coral reef suffering from bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Biopixel/Handout/AFP

Australia sees 2nd year of Barrier Reef bleaching

Mar 10, 2017 - 1:36 PM

According to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority the back to back occurrence of widespread bleaching means there is insufficient time for corals to fully recover

GREAT BARRIER REEF. An undated handout photo received from Australian Institute of Marine Science on October 2, 2012 shows bleaching on a coral reef at Halfway Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. File photo by Ray Berkelmans/Australian Institute of Marine Science/AFP

Plan to save Great Barrier Reef set back decades – experts

Feb 24, 2017 - 2:20 PM

An independent report says the unprecedented bleaching and coral die off in 2016 was a game changer

(FILES) This photo taken on November 20, 2014 shows an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland.  The plan to rescue Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been setback decades following last year's worst-ever bleaching event, a new report has found, while the reef's caretakers have cautioned the government to prepare for the likelihood of further bleaching this year. / AFP PHOTO / SARAH LAI

Record coral kill-off on Great Barrier Reef

Nov 29, 2016 - 1:37 PM

UPDATED Scientists estimate the northern region which teems with marine life will take at least 10 15 years to regain lost corals but are concerned that a fourth major bleaching event may occur before that

Scientists assess coral mortality on Zenith Reef following the bleaching event, Northern Great Barrier Reef, November 2016. Andreas Dietzel/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

'Many more' corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:40 AM

It is the third time in 18 years that the World Heritage listed site which teems with marine life has experienced mass bleaching after previous events in 1998 and 2002

This photo taken on November 20, 2014 shows an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland. Sarah Lai/AFP

Australian state buys cattle station to help Barrier Reef

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Run off from the cattle station carries sediment to the reef damaging it further

epa05346453 A handout picture made available by NASA on 05 June 2016 shows an image taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) using powerful lens to photograph three reefs of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, seen from space, 15 October 2015. The photo area spans about 15km of the 2,300km reef system. Reefs are easy to spot from space as the iridescent blues of shallow lagoons contrast sharply with the dark blues of deep water. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef system on Earth, with more than 3,000 separate reefs and coral cays. It is also one of the most complex natural ecosystems, with 600 types of corals and thousands of animal species from tiny planktons to whales. EPA/NASA HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Coral bleaching goes into unprecedented third year – NOAA

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:12 AM

The impact is expected to be particularly hard on reefs in US states and territories the NOAA says

BLEACHING. This undated handout photo released on April 20, 2016 by XL Catlin Seaview Survey shows a diver checking the bleached coral at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef. XL Catlin Seaview Survey/AFP

Third of coral 'dead or dying' in parts of Barrier Reef

May 30, 2016 - 10:31 AM

UPDATED The assessment was made following months of aerial and underwater surveys after the worst bleaching in recorded history first became evident in March as sea temperatures warm

DYING. An undated handout photo received on May 30, 2016, shows dying coral colonized by seaweed at Lizard Island during the current bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef. James Cook University/AFP

Large parts of Barrier Reef dead in 20 years – scientists

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM

The study is yet to be peer reviewed but the center took the unusual step of releasing it early because the reef is in such a dire predicament

20 YEARS. An undated handout picture made available by Australia's James Cook University (JCU) on January 31, 2016 shows marine life in the Great Barrier Reef, in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Handout photo by James Cook University/EPA

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Coral bleaching hits 93% of Great Barrier Reef – scientists

Apr 20, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Researchers at James Cook University said only 7 of the huge reef had escaped the whitening triggered by warmer water temperatures

BLEACHING. This undated handout photo released on April 20, 2016 by XL Catlin Seaview Survey shows a diver checking the bleached coral at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef. XL Catlin Seaview Survey/AFP

Worst bleaching on record for Great Barrier Reef – scientists

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:26 AM

Aerial surveys of Australia s Great Barrier Reef have revealed the worst bleaching on record in the icon s pristine north

An undated handout picture made available by Australia's James Cook University (JCU) on January 31, 2016 shows marine life in the Great Barrier Reef, in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. James Cook University/EPA

Calls for climate action over Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Mar 21, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The reef can recover but we must speed up the shift to clean renewable energy says environmental group WWF

An undated handout photo obtained from the XL Catlin Seaview Survey on March 21, 2016 shows a diver filming a reef affected by bleaching off Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef.  Environmental groups March 21 urged greater action on climate change after the government declared the highest alert level over an epidemic of coral bleaching in the pristine northern reaches of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. / AFP / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / XL Catlin Seaview Survey" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE

Evidence of coral bleaching on Barrier Reef as sea warms

Mar 01, 2016 - 3:38 PM

But we are concerned about a growing incidence of minor to moderate bleaching at multiple locations along the reef as the peak of summer approaches

This photo taken on November 20, 2014 shows an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland. Sarah Lai/AFP

What coral reefs are telling us about climate change

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Reports on a new mass coral bleaching event could only emphasize the importance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference or Conference of Parties COP21 to be held from November 30 to December 11 in France

CORAL BLEACHING. In this file photo released by the Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS) on 02 October 2012, shows bleaching of coral at North Keppel Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. AIMS/EPA