Coral Reefs

  • Coral reefs at risk from carbon emissions: Study February 26, 2013

    Washington: Coral reefs across the world are at risk if the carbon emissions are not reduced, says a study. The study published in Nature Climate Change researchers used the latest emissions scenarios and climate models to show how varying levels of carbon emissions are likely to result in more frequent...
  • Chennai: Destruction of coral reefs raises tsunami fears May 23, 2012

    CHENNAI : Chennai has become vulnerable to tsunamis and cyclones following the destruction of coral reefs, which are nature’s defence against such disasters, said director of the Zoological Survey of India K Venkatraman.Speaking on the sidelines of a function organised to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity he told...
  • World's coral reefs in danger: scientists October 25, 2006

    Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands: Researchers fear that more than half of the world's coral reefs could die in less than 25 years and say global warming may at least partly to blame. Sea temperatures are rising, weakening the reefs' resistance to increased pollutants, such as runoff from construction sites and...