coral reefs

Earth’s Most Biodiverse Regions Are Collapsing

Earth’s Most Biodiverse Regions Are Collapsing

The tropics are the most biodiverse part of the world. Some tropical rainforests are home to more species than entire continents, and tropical coral reefs are believed to have the highest biodiversity of any marine ecosystem on the planet. But thanks to human action”specifically, the actions of the fossil fuel…

A Hurricane Obliterated Hawaii’s Most Spectacular Reef

A Hurricane Obliterated Hawaii’s Most Spectacular Reef

Rapture Reef was an undersea Eden, hundreds of miles out in a remote, ocean wilderness. It was a pristine, coral wonderland, renowned among marine biologists. But now it’s gone. This month, stunned scientists discovered that a hurricane wiped Rapture Reef off the map last spring.