06 Sep '12, 12am

Deforestation is Killing Madagascar's Coral Reefs

Gibson Guitar to pay $300,000 for violating Lacey Act with illegal timber imports from Madagascar (08/06/2012) Gibson Guitar Company has avoided criminal prosecution under the Lacey Act — a law that aims to curb illegal logging abroad — by settling with the Department of Justice. Scientists recommend marine protected areas for Madagascar (02/27/2012) With the government of Madagascar planning to increase marine protected areas by one million hectares, a group of researchers have laid out flexible recommendations in a new study in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The researchers employed four different analyses in order to highlight a number of different conservation options, however the different analyses pointed to the need to protect certain areas with high biodiversity, including the Barren Islands' reefs, the reefs of Juan de Nova, the Banc de Leven, and the shallow b...

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Deforestation is killing Madagascar's coral reefs

news.mongabay.com 05 Sep '12, 7pm

mongabay.com September 05, 2012 Antongil Bay Sediment carried by rivers draining deforested areas in Madagascar is smother...

Coral reefs in the Caribbean are on the brink of complete collapse:

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grist.org 10 Sep '12, 9pm

The decline of the reefs has been rapid: in the 1970s, more than 50% showed live coral cover, compared with 8% in [a] newl...

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Caribbean Coral Reefs Are Mostly Dead, IUCN Says

Caribbean Coral Reefs Are Mostly Dead, IUCN Says

planetsave.com 08 Sep '12, 4pm

The coral reefs of the Caribbean have, to put it bluntly, completely collapsed. Overfishing and climate change are the pri...

Just 8% of Caribbean Reefs Now Have Living Coral

Just 8% of Caribbean Reefs Now Have Living Coral

treehugger.com 10 Sep '12, 3pm

US Fish & Wildlife Service /CC BY 2.0 Some stark news about the state of coral reefs in the Caribbean, coming via The Guar...

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Underwater Robots to Repair Coral Reefs

treehugger.com 27 Aug '12, 3pm

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Majority of Coral Reefs at Risk Unless Climate Change is Halted

Majority of Coral Reefs at Risk Unless Climate ...

planetsave.com 17 Sep '12, 7am

“The window of opportunity to preserve the majority of coral reefs, part of the world’s natural heritage, is small,” summa...

Amazon deforestation could trigger drop in rainfall across South America

Amazon deforestation could trigger drop in rain...

news.mongabay.com 06 Sep '12, 12am

Effect of deforestation on rainfall in the tropics. (a) Much of the rainfall over tropical forests comes from water vapour...