reefs

Impact Water

Beneath California's Waters, Marine Life Flourishes on Old Oil Rigs

Two So-Cal scientists/divers are going deep to protect fragile underwater ecosystems with Rigs-to-Reefs.
Nick Chedli Carter
6.2.17
Health

How We're Screwing Ourselves Out of New Cancer Drugs and Zika Meds

Coral reefs are a drug-development goldmine, and as a result of bleaching we're killing our chances of using them in lifesaving treatments.
Maggie Puniewska
4.22.16
earth

Is This the Beginning of the End of Coral?

The phenomenon that could destroy corals forever is now accelerating—and it will end coral, unless we act.
Brian Merchant
10.8.15
Food

Almost Half of the World's Ocean Life Has Died Off Since 1970

This spells disaster for both ecosystems, and the people in developing nations who rely on the ocean’s resources.
Emiko Jozuka
9.16.15
News

An Autonomous Starfish Terminator Could Help Save the Great Barrier Reef

A small yellow submarine will be the harbinger of doom for crown-of-thorn starfish in the Great Barrier Reef.
Emiko Jozuka
9.3.15
Hell or Salt Water

Is Sunscreen from Snorkelers Killing Coral Reefs?

Many resorts insist on biodegradable sunscreen, but we wanted to know how big of an impact sunblock really has.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.10.15
cyberpunk

Techno-Reefs Are Growing

Scientists are debating the pros and cons of turning decommissioned oil rigs into replacements for coral reefs.
Maddie Stone
1.9.15
Motherboard Blog

Australia Will Dump Tons of Mud on the Great Barrier Reef to Expand Coal Mining

Talk about an environmental calamity.
Jason Koebler
1.31.14
Motherboard Blog

Thanks to Dredging and Coal, the Great Barrier Reef Is More Threatened Than Ever

One prominent scientist says the reef has 20 years left.
Jason Louv
12.24.13
Motherboard Blog

Seahorses Have a Built-In Stealth Mode to Capture Speeding Prey

Seahorses are slow swimmers, so how do they eat?
Derek Mead
11.26.13
Motherboard Blog

Shark Overfishing Is Bad News for Coral Reefs

With changes rippling through from top and bottom, the health of fragile coral reefs are caught perilously in the middle.
Derek Mead
9.20.13
Motherboard Blog

Sharks Are More Valuable as Tourist Attractions Than Soup

More sharks are caught yearly than is sustainable, but efforts to mitigate those losses have been met with opposition for decades.
Derek Mead
5.31.13
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