The Daily Populous

Thursday April 19th, 2018 night edition

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The Great Barrier Reef—which, at 1,400 miles long, is the longest and largest coral reef in the world—was blanketed by dangerously hot water in the summer of 2016.

After inspecting every one of its reefs, and surveying them on an almost species-by-species basis, the paper reports that vast swaths of the Great Barrier Reef were permanently transformed in the summer of 2016.

Yet it was not the end of troubles for the Great Barrier Reef.

Combined, he said, the back-to-back bleaching events killed one in every two corals in the Great Barrier Reef.

It is a fact almost beyond comprehension: In the summer of 2015, more than 2 billion corals lived in the Great Barrier Reef.

The new paper also advances its own idea of what the future of the Great Barrier Reef will look like.

And if a local reef hits six degree-heating weeks, it will suffer “catastrophic mortality” comparable to what happened in 2016, Hughes said. »

Hawaii Seems Poised To Ban Coral-Damaging Sunscreen

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Senate Bill 2571 would prohibit the sale of sunscreen with oxybenzone and octinate without a prescription.

The stage was decorated with buckets of reef-toxic sunscreen that a group of Kaiser High School students took from Hanauma Bay visitors in exchange for reef-safe sunscreen.

No sunscreen is good for reefs, but some ingredients are worse than others, said Craig Downs, a scientist who tested water samples at Hanauma Bay. »

'Too expensive' to delete millions of police mugshots of innocent people, minister claims

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“It appears that the police are making-do with current systems and practices even if it results in images of innocent people being retained.”.

Last year, under pressure, ministers agreed that people not convicted of any offence could apply to the police to have their images deleted.

In her letter, the minister revealed the Home Office was scrambling to compile accurate figures from individual forces. »

3 Dogs Are Rebuilding Chilean Forests Once Devastated By Fire

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Six-year-old Das and her two daughters, Olivia and Summer are three Border Collies who have been trained to run through the damaged forests with special backpacks that release native plant seeds.

Border Collies were bred to herd sheep, so they’re not as likely to run after or hurt other animals in the forest.

Francisca and Constanza put special backpacks on the dogs, fill them with native seeds and then it’s off to the races. »

YouTuber faces jail for video forcing homeless man to eat toothpaste-filled Oreos

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A Barcelona-based YouTuber faces up to two years in prison over a video in which he fed Oreos filled with toothpaste to a homeless man and joked that it would help him with a long-overdue clean.

Kanghua Ren - known as ReSet to his more than a million subscribers - filmed himself filling the biscuits with toothpaste and replacing them in their packaging before feeding five of them to the homeless man in January last year.

He now faces a charge of a crime against moral integrity, with Spanish prosecutors seeking a sentence of two years in prison and an order to pay €30,000 in compensation to the homeless man. »