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Stories with subject: Coral reefs
  • new storyChina starts operating lighthouses on South China Sea reef 
    Updated: Oct-10-15 12:47 am

    BEIJING - China has started operating two lighthouses on a reef on a disputed island chain in the South China Sea, a state news agency reported, amid rising concerns among the U.S. and China's neighbors about Beijing's maritime ambitions.

  • Scientists: Major coral bleaching crisis spreads worldwide 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 10:10 am

    WASHINGTON - The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse.

  • Correction: Coral Bleaching story story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:21 pm

    HONOLULU - In a story Sept. 11 about coral bleaching, The Associated Press reported erroneously the geographic location of mostly uninhabited islands in Hawaii where scientists observed that coral had died after being bleached last year. Some coral died at an island in the northwestern end of the island chain, not the northeastern end.

  • Day of action planned as warming water stresses coral reef 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:12 am

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - Warm water is stressing coral reef off Hawaii's coasts, and conservationists are planning a day of action as temperatures rise.

  • Revamp of southern Indiana park's museum nears completion 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 11:49 am

    CLARKSVILLE, Indiana - Work is nearing completion on $6 million in renovations at a southern Indiana state park's museum, with new exhibits highlighting the geography and cultural history of the area along the Ohio River.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China seen building 3rd airstrip 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 2:36 am

    The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons mostly in the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.

  • Scientists expect Hawaii's worst coral bleaching ever 
    Updated: Sep-13-15 2:17 pm

    HONOLULU - Warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures around Hawaii this year will likely lead to the worst coral bleaching the islands have ever seen, scientists said Friday.

  • Hundreds of invasive lionfish removed from Gulf of Mexico 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 4:11 pm

    GALVESTON, Texas - Marine experts and trained volunteers have removed hundreds of lionfish from a section of the Gulf of Mexico near Texas in a continuing effort to control the invasive population.