I studied what happens to reef fish after coral bleaching. What I saw still makes me nauseous.
Nature & Science

I studied what happens to reef fish after coral bleaching. What I saw still makes me nauseous.

The Great Barrier Reef is suffering its third mass bleaching event in five years. It follows the record-breaking mass bleaching event in 2016 that killed a third of Great Barrier Reef corals, immediately followed by another in 2017.While we don’t know if fish populations declined from the 2016 bleaching disaster, one 2018 study did show…

Internet of Elephants launches Wildeverse, an AR game about endangered animals and conservation
Conservation

Internet of Elephants launches Wildeverse, an AR game about endangered animals and conservation

On Friday, the Kenyan augmented reality game developer Internet of Elephants launched its latest game in partnership with the conservation science experts from the Borneo Nature Foundation, Goualougo Triangle Ape Foundation, Zoo Atlanta and Chester Zoo. The new game, called “Wildeverse”, uses AR to create a virtual forest that players can explore to find certain…

Coronavirus lockdowns have caused the Earth to effectively stop shaking
Nature & Science

Coronavirus lockdowns have caused the Earth to effectively stop shaking

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The coronavirus pandemic has left most of the world’s major cities, including London, New York and others, empty. It’s also having one surprising effect on the planet as well.The Earth has essentially stopped vibrating.With travel effectively ground to a halt, seismologists around the globe have reported a drop in…

Coronavirus Lockdowns Clear the Air, but the Green Effect Could Be Fleeting
Environmental News

Coronavirus Lockdowns Clear the Air, but the Green Effect Could Be Fleeting

SYDNEY—The Los Angeles smog has lifted, water in Venice’s canals has cleared and China’s factory emissions have fallen so dramatically the change can be seen from space. International travel restrictions and city lockdowns designed to slow the spread of coronavirus have led to swift and sometimes surprising environmental benefits. The long-term…