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Global coral bleaching event likely ending | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The latest NOAA forecast shows that widespread coral bleaching is no longer occurring in all three ocean basins – Atlantic, Pacific and Indian – indicating the likely end to the global coral bleaching event. Scientists will closely monitor sea surface temperatures and bleaching over the next six months to confirm the event’s end. NOAA declared the beginning of the third-ever global coral bleaching event in 2015. Since then, all tropical coral reefs around the world have seen above-normal temperatures, and more than 70 percent experienced prolonged high temperatures that can cause bleaching. U.S. coral reefs were hit hardest, with two years of severe bleaching in Florida and Hawaii, three in the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, and four in Guam. Fortunately, some coral reef areas did not bleach despite the damaging conditions. Scientists will be looking into these areas to see if characteristics of the corals or their environment somehow...
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New research may resolve a climate ‘conundrum’ across the history of human civilization

Earth’s last ice age ended about 12,000 years ago. The warmer and more stable climate that followed allowed for the development of agriculture and the rise of human civilization. This important period encompassing the past 12,000 years is referred to as the Holocene geological epoch . It also created a “ conundrum ” for climate scientists, because global temperatures simulated by climate models didn’t match reconstructions from proxy data. To be specific, the overall temperature change during the Holocene matched pretty well in reconstructions and models, but the pattern didn’t. The best proxy reconstruction from a 2013 paper led by Shaun Marcott estimated more warming than models from 12,000 to 7,000 years ago. Then over the past 7,000 years, Marcott’s reconstruction estimated about 0.5°C cooling while model simulations showed the planet warming by about the same amount. A new paper led by Jonathan Baker may help to resolve that discrepancy....
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Solar paint turns air moisture into hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen itself is seen as a key part of our clean-energy future, but even better would be hydrogen produced using the power of the sun, rather than electricity from the grid. And what if you could make your house look pretty at the same time? Researchers in Australia have made a promising breakthrough on all counts, developing a "solar paint" that can produce hydrogen wherever there happens to be moisture in the air. Hydrogen gas has great potential as a source of sustainable fuel, because it burns clean and produces only water as a by-product. It holds huge promise for use in fuel cells in addition to other areas if we can work out a way to store it safely. But another of the key challenges when it comes to hydrogen is its production – currently most of it comes from fossil fuels. NEW ATLAS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT Upgrade to...
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Coral Restoration Foundation Curacao Celebrates Second Anniversary

Coral Restoration Foundation Curacao Celebrates Second Anniversary
Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao celebrated their second year of operation this last week.   Saturday May 27, the team of CRFC and a few dive centers, schools and local volunteers out planted 410 new corals on Curaçao’s reefs. To give some background to this effort, it all began in May 2015 with 400 coral fragments of Elkhorn (Acropora palmata) and Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) hanging from 10 “trees” located on the house reef of Ocean Encounters Diving and Lions Dive and Beach Resort.  Additional 10 trees were installed late that year that were populated with fragments of corals from the first trees. A year later, the nurseries held already 1250 corals. The first anniversary was celebrated by transplanting 360 corals at the Tugboat, Sweet Bottom, and the house reefs of Lions Dive and Sunscape resorts.  At that time, we set a target of 2000 out planted corals for the second anniversary. ”Well,...
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