Coral reefs Current Affairs, GK & News

UN Panel Recommendation on Great Barrier Reef

A UN panel recommended the listing of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as a world heritage site that is “in danger”. What is the Great Barrier Reef? The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest coral reef ecosystem, having over 2,900 individual reefs, 900 islands and an area covering some 344,400 square kilometres. It is situated ..

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State of the Climate Report for Australia

The State of the Climate Report for Australia was released on November 23, 2022. It is a biennial report released by Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Bureau of Meteorology. It provides insights into the continent’s current and future climates. The report was released weeks after a ..

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UNEP launches Green Fins Hub

The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the UK-based charity Reef-World Foundation have launched the Green Fins Hub to boost sustainable marine tourism. Key features The Green Fins Hub is first-ever global marine tourism industry platform that would help diving and snorkelling operators across the world to make simple, cost-efficient changes in their daily practices ..

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Thailand bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreens

Thailand has banned sunscreens comprising of chemicals that damage coral from all of its marine national parks. Key Points Sun protection used by tourists are harming slow-growing corals in the Island nation. According to Thai Department of Conservation, four ingredients found in sun creams were destroying coral larvae, obstruct coral reproduction and cause reef bleaching. ..

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June 9: Coral Triangle Day

Every year the Coral Triangle Day is observed on June 9. The Day is observed by the Coral Triangle Initiative Coral Triangle Initiative The Initiative is a multilateral partnership of six countries namely Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste. The Coral Triangle Initiative is also called the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral ..

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Hubble Space Telescope: NASA’s longest living Space Telescope celebrates 30th anniversary

On April 24, 2020, NASA celebrated its 30 years of launch of Hubble Space Telescope. It is one of the longest living Space Telescopes in the world. About Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Observatory is run in partnership with European Space Agency. The telescope has played a crucial role in the discovery of accelerating ..

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