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One Planet: What are scientists doing to save the world’s dying coral reefs?

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, University of Buffalo Law Professor Irus Braverman discusses her new book, Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink.

Coral reefs are described as the rain forests of the ocean, but over the last 30 years, they’ve been devastated by global warming, over-fishing, pollution, coastal development, and ocean acidification.

What are scientists doing to save the world’s dying coral reefs?

Guests:

Irus Braverman, Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, and author of Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Web Resources:

New Yorker: How to Write About a Vanishing World

Natural Defense Fund: New research sheds light on how to assess coral reef ecosystem health

The Guardian: Next generation ‘may never see the glory of coral reefs’

The NY Times: Ruth Gates, Who Made Saving Coral Reefs Her Mission, Is Dead at 56

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.