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MOC is here with its annual event, Night at the Reef: Incredible Corals

MOC is here with its annual event, Night at the Reef: Incredible Corals

You can learn about the exciting world of corals on Tuesday, July 5, at the Maui Ocean Center’s (MOC) annual event, Night at the Reef: Incredible Corals, from 7:30pm to 10 pm. During the evening event, the audience and members of the marine science community will be made aware of the significance of coral reefs and coral reproduction.

MOC has the largest collection of live Pacific corals worldwide, all of which are present in Hawaiian waters.

Leading Scientist Draws Flak for downplaying importance of climate change science

Leading Scientist Draws Flak for downplaying importance of climate change science

A leading climate scientist, Michael Mann, has drawn widespread criticism from environmental activists for recently downplaying the importance of climate change science when he told Democrats that data and models “increasingly are unnecessary because the impact is obvious”.

Ancient insects certainly were masters of disguise

Ancient insects certainly were masters of disguise

Nature has a plenty of camouflage artists and insects obviously were masters of disguise. A few of them appeared like the dead leaves or branches they rest on, while some mimic the flowers or lichen where they stay. This capability to merge into their environment certainly let them survive.

Urban Beekeeping: Union Station’s Roof hosts Four Honeybee Colonies

Urban Beekeeping: Union Station’s Roof hosts Four Honeybee Colonies

Union Station started an urban beekeeping project last year in summers with an aim to maintain beehives. It has been a year and the station and its restaurants are continuously working to boost urban beekeeping. Not only they, but a number of other businesses and hotels have joined the initiative by having rooftop hives.

During the beginning of the project, Union Station invested $12,000. The program started by the station and joined by many others isn’t only helping the pollinator to maintain its dwindling population, but also providing honey to beekeepers.

What’s Changing Arctic Snow’s Color?

What’s Changing Arctic Snow’s Color?

Snow in the Arctic is changing its color, thanks to climate change. After observing the snow turning red, climate researchers have warned that such a phenomenon will be common in near future if climate change continues to accelerate.

The snow is changing its color because of plantlike cells. These cells are snow algae, which is warming the ice caps. A combined research team from the University of Leeds and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences conducted a study on this strange pink snow and reported that the changing color of Arctic snow is a viscous cycle.

‘Watermelon snow’ in Arctic linked to global warming: Research

‘Watermelon snow’ in Arctic linked to global warming: Research

The Arctic sports pink snow looks like as if somebody has tipped a gallon of watermelon juice in the ice, but the reality isn’t the same. Actually it is a natural occurrence caused by snow-dwelling algae. According to scientists, the Arctic's pink snow or ‘watermelon snow’ is worrisome, as it causes ice glaciers to melt quickly.

7,100 Cities from 119 Countries Launch New Coalition for Climate Change

7,100 Cities from 119 Countries Launch New Coalition for Climate Change

A new coalition has been launched this week to deal with climate change more efficiently. It is believed that the alliance, formed about six months after the Paris summit, could be a step forward for environmentally sustainable economy.

With this merger of two organisms—climate change and sustainable energies—over 7,100 cities have come together. The coalition has been named the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. The cities in this agreement are from 119 nations, which belong to six continents.

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