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2009-05-19 09:34:02

An Australian-led World Wild Life study predicts worldwide catastrophic losses of coral by the end of this century due to climate change. The WWF-commissioned study, led by University of Queensland Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, determined coral reefs could disappear entirely from the Coral Triangle region of the Pacific Ocean, thereby threatening the food supply and livelihoods for about 100 million people. Researchers said averting such a catastrophe will depend on quick and effective global...

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2009-05-14 15:15:00

Representatives from over 70 nations at the World Ocean Conference in Indonesia are asking for oceans to be included on the agenda of global climate change talks aimed at finding a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, the AFP reported.Delegates want the issue to be included in crucial climate talks in Copenhagen in December, as an effort to reverse the impact of global warming on the oceans.Cuts in ocean pollution, funding for sustainable development in poor countries, greater research into how...

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2009-05-13 16:20:00

Coral reefs could disappear entirely from the Coral Triangle region of the Pacific Ocean by the end of the century unless significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are achieved, the environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned on Wednesday. Destruction of the world's richest ocean wilderness would threaten the food supply and livelihoods for about 100 million people, according to the WWF report entitled, "The Coral Triangle and Climate Change: Ecosystems, People and Societies...

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2008-12-28 07:30:00

Scientists at the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) report a rapid recovery in coral reefs off the coast of Indonesia damaged by the 2004 Asian tsunami. Some had feared the reefs might take a decade to recover. However, the WCS team found evidence of fast growth of young corals in some badly hit areas in the Indian Ocean.  A WCS spokesman reported that reefs damaged prior to the tsunami were also recovering. Some communities are foregoing destructive fishing techniques...

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2006-03-14 05:10:00

By Michael Perry SYDNEY -- When marine scientist Ray Berkelmans went diving at Australia's Great Barrier Reef earlier this year, what he discovered shocked him -- a graveyard of coral stretching as far as he could see. "It's a white desert out there," Berkelmans told Reuters in early March after returning from a dive to survey bleaching -- signs of a mass death of corals caused by a sudden rise in ocean temperatures -- around the Keppel Islands. Australia has just experienced its warmest year...

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2006-02-01 06:25:00

SYDNEY, Australia -- A bout of coral bleaching hitting Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be as bad as an episode in 2001-2002 that affected 60 percent of the reef, scientists warned Tuesday. An international team studying the world's reefs said in a statement that water temperatures for the past four months off Australia's northeastern coast have been well above long-term averages. "We were all very concerned when we saw the temperature readings for December," said Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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