Wednesday 23 July 2014
Coral reefs

Tourism sector hit as ski slopes thaw, seas rise

Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday. Tourism'


Global warming damages corals vital to small islands

Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels, a UN report said. The rise in sea levels off some islands in the Western P


Bahrain plans coral reefs restoration

A major project aimed at preventing Bahrain’s coral reefs and fish habitats from disappearing is expected to begin soon along the western coast of the island, officials said. The project, initiated by the Bahrain Environment Society (BES)


Stalemate over declaring reefs as national reserves

A row over whether two major Bahraini reefs should be declared national reserves ended in a stalemate, with one opponent claiming they could be potential goldmines rich with oil, gas and minerals. The Shura Council was unable to reach a de


Gulf coral reefs 'remain at risk'

Twenty years ago, divers in Dubai could swim through coral gardens teeming with brightly-coloured fish and sea turtles. Today, says marine biologist Tom Goreau, dead reefs stand like gravestones for an underwater ghost town. In the UAE, so


Dumping 'killing Bahrain coral reef'

Environmentalists claim illegal dumping has destroyed much of Bahrain's marine life and habitats and is also threatening the survival of its coral reef. They believe most of the damage has been caused by contractors dumping their rubbi


Bahrain launches massive project to protect reefs

Bahrain has launched a major project to protect its coral reefs from damage caused by boat anchors. It is now piloting an initiative that involves installing mooring buoys above reefs, which fishing boats can then dock with. The Pu

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