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June 2020

EarthxOceans: Shark Conservation

Prowling at the top of the food chain, sharks maintain the balance of the ocean ecosystem. Without them, lesser predators would deplete herbivorous fish that modulate the abundance of plant life.
Yet an estimated 100 million sharks are killed each…

EarthxOceans: Reef Restoration

Coral reefs routinely host a quarter of the ocean’s biodiversity, and at some point more than half of fish species spend time on a reef. Those fish go on to feed hundreds of millions of people, but back at the foundation of the food chain, corals are…

The most efficient energy storage technology may be as close as the nearest hill, according to former Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and almost as old.
“It turns out the most efficient energy storage is you take that electricity and you pump water up a…

While scientists have succeeded at restoring some coral reefs, humans alone can’t save all the reefs that are dying across the globe, a NOAA reef restoration manager said this month.
Even in the best of conditions, human divers can spend only three…