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Science and Environment

Brittany Ross , editor

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EARTHTALK:
Are coral reefs dying?

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard about the die-off of coral reefs due to global warming. I’ve also read that coral reefs release carbon dioxide (CO2), when they die. Isn’t that a double whammy that increases the CO2 in the atmosphere?

— Tom Ozzello, Maplewood, MN. [More]


Coral reefs are integrated ocean ecologies that could be lost to global warming.

Getty Image courtesy Earth Talko

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Aloha from OI:
OI at HPU a world-class marine science program

After decades of groundbreaking research, the Oceanic Institute (OI) is now working with the private sector to apply this research and is helping to make Hawai‘i a world leader in offshore aquaculture and sustainable shrimp framing. OI researchers are working with two offshore fish farms in Hawai‘i to refine and commercialize fish rearing technologies and in providing fingerlings and eggs. [More]


Bruce Anderson

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Paid internship at Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps.

The HYCC is a youth centered nonprofit educational program that provides hands-on experience in natural resource management and perpetuates cultural awareness of the environment while encouraging leadership skills and teamwork. HYCC began in the early 1990s and is managed and developed by the Pono Pacific, LLC. [More]

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