Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Hawaii may ban sunscreen that kills coral reefs. What sunscreen is safe for the environment? Hawaii could become the first state to ban sunscreens including oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals deemed harmful to the environment. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA Today Network Ashley May, USA TODAY Published 5:37 a.m. ChT May 3, 2018 | Updated 6:06 a.m. ChT May 3, 2018 CLOSE Just as the sun finally starts to warm things up, Hawaii is looking to ban some of the most popular sunscreens from its beaches. Nathan Rousseau Smith explains why. Buzz60 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE … [Read more...] about Hawaii may ban sunscreen that kills coral reefs. What sunscreen is safe for the environment?
A deathly hush descending on coral reefs damaged by global warming is impairing the ability of young fish to find a home, research suggests.Coral reefs are noisy places filled with the clicks, pops, chirps and chattering of numerous fish and crustaceans.But a study conducted on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef shows that the “coral orchestra” has been quietened in areas damaged by cyclones and bleaching.Scientists found that without the din, fish born outside the reef had a hard time locating a suitable place to live and breed.Experiments showed that the soundscapes of damaged reefs attracted 40% fewer juvenile fish than those of healthy reefs.The loss of reef fish could have “devastating” consequences, warn the researchers.Lead scientist Tim Gordon, a marine biologist at the University of Exeter, said: “It’s heart-breaking to hear. The usual pops, chirps, snaps and chatters of countless fish and invertebrates have disappeared. The symphony of … [Read more...] about Lack of noise from depopulated coral reefs could lead to loss of fish
A Brazilian prosecutor warned of "ecocide" in recommending against a drilling license for French oil major Total close to a huge coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon River. The prosecutor's office for Amapa state said "the only way to guarantee avoiding environmental damage to the area is to deny the license." "Authorizing oil drilling activity without adequate studies violates the international obligations that Brazil has signed," the prosecutor's office said late Wednesday, warning of "large-scale environmental destruction that would amount to ecocide and a crime against humanity." The recommendation was sent to the government environmental agency Ibama, which has 10 days to respond. On Tuesday, environmental campaigners Greenpeace said that a previously discovered coral reef had been found to extend right into where Total plans to drill. The enormous reef was found in 2016, but is only now said to overlap directly with Total's blocks, 75 miles (120 km) off the Brazilian coast, … [Read more...] about Brazil prosecutor warns against Total drilling near Amazon coral reef
Environmental campaigners Greenpeace said Tuesday that a massive coral reef has been found to extend right into where France's oil company Total plans to drill near the mouth of the Amazon. The reef was discovered in 2016, but is now known to extend further than thought, right into areas where Total is seeking to drill, 75 miles (120 km) off the Brazilian coast, the group said. The finding, made during a research expedition, invalidates Total's environmental impact assessment, which is based on the reefs being located at least five miles (eight km) from drilling, Greenpeace said. "Now that we know the Amazon Reef extension overlaps with the perimeter of Total's oil blocks, there is no other option for the Brazilian government but to deny the company's license to drill for oil in the region," said Thiago Almeida, Greenpeace Brazil campaigner in a statement. Greenpeace described the newly found reef extension as an area of rhodoliths, a calcareous algae that form a habitat for reef … [Read more...] about Greenpeace says coral reef extends to Total’s Amazon drilling area
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Newsletter Podcasts TV Radio Video Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 Local 2 GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Entertainment Money Home/Family Health Food Pets Tech Travel Beauty & Style Auto VideoBytes Press Releases Main Help protect Guam's coral reef Posted: Apr 04, 2018 5:15 PM Wednesday, April 4, 2018 5:15 PM EDTUpdated: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 3:15 AM EDTBy Carmen [email protected] Four months into 2018, and it's still all about coral. If you're not afraid of getting your toes in the water and learn about coral, this next event is for you. Reefs have to be monitored for protection and preservation. "We host coral reef monitor training at this free training residents get to learn about our coral reefs, and two ways to survey them and the data helps us understand and know what's happening on our reefs the health of our reefs," said Marybelle Quinata, program coordinator for the Friends … [Read more...] about Help protect Guam’s coral reef