CONSERVATION NEWS

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Tsunami threats, heat-tolerant corals, COVID-19 and plastic: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 18, 2020
In case you missed it: A melting glacier could trigger one of the most devastating tsunamis in Alaska’s history, heat-tolerant algae could help save the world’s coral reefs, and countries and businesses are rolling back their commitments to reduce plastic consumption.
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Tired of ‘writing obituaries for coral reefs,’ surfing scientists find new ways to save them

By Raul Quintana

April 23, 2020
A new study outlines the relatively small steps humanity can take to ensure coral reefs’ long-term protection and productivity.
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The most important conservation law you’ve never heard of

By Olivia DeSmit

April 29, 2019
The Tropical Forest Conservation Act, a debt-for-nature program, has already saved more than 68 million acres of tropical forest.
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Indonesian province leaps ahead in conservation

By Olivia DeSmit

March 25, 2019
The government of the province of West Papua announced legislation establishing it as Indonesia’s first “conservation province.”
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Hawaiʻi votes to protect coral reefs — from our sunscreen

By Morgan Lynch

July 2, 2018
Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige will sign a bill to prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals that contribute to the destruction of coral reefs.
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