According to a 2017 study by the UN, coral reefs may cease to exist by the end of the century. In an effort to save these vital ecosystems, biologists at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta are growing coral in labs. Our partner Science Friday has the story.
At the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, a group of high school girls are part of a program called the Brown Scholars, which focuses on the intersection of computer and natural sciences. Each year, these students take part in a hackathon, where they work alongside industry professionals to solve challenges.
The ocean covers nearly three quarters of the earth’s surface, yet 95 percent of the underwater world is still unexplored. Using small high tech submarines, a Florida organization called Project Baseline offers a rare glimpse of what lies beneath.
Maintaining the health of the planet’s largest body of water may start with thinking small. Mission Blue is a global initiative to create marine sanctuaries by identifying what are called hope spots, specific areas that are vital to the health of the ocean.