Anthony R. Picciolo/NOAA/NODC The news for coral reefs just got worse. Today, 75% of the world’s coral reefs are threatened, a new report says, an increase from 58% a decade ago. Local pressures, in particular overfishing, destructive fishing, and pollution from nearby land-based human activity, are paramount, but global warming has caused increased bleaching and ocean acidification, which makes it harder for corals to grow, compounding the problems, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and 24 other organizations concluded in “Reefs at Risk Revisited,” an update of a 1998 report. This news is worse than even a 2008 assessment, “Status of the Coral Reefs of the World: 2008,” which concluded that 46% of reefs were healthy and not under any predictable threat. “Threats have gone from worrisome to dire,” Jane Lubchenco, administrator for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said at the briefing in Washington, D.C., about the report. With the help of satellite data, the new analysis looked at reefs on a much finer scale than did the effort in 1998, with a 64 times greater resolution. It evaluated how the 275 million people who live close to reefs will fare if these predictions come true. It concluded that, given the status quo, more than 90% of reefs will be at risk by 2030 and virtually all reefs will be threatened by 2050. Haiti, Indonesia, and the Philippines are among the most vulnerable countries because local communities depend so heavily on reefs for their food and livelihood. 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About 27% of reefs are in parks and reserves, but only 6% of those are effective, it concluded. It also pointed out that when local threats from fishing, pollution, and so forth diminish, reefs can rebound. But, noted Nancy Knowlton of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., “If we do want to have reefs around by 2050, we are going to have to do something about carbon dioxide” to slow global warming and acidification. Added Lubchenco: “We have a chance to reverse the decline of coral reefs, but the window of opportunity is finite.”
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Ghaziabad. 2017 4:34 am CM of Delhi and AAP Party leader Arvind Kejriwal. An AAP leader said, the churning in the opposition space has also taken some eye-catching turns. the party is looking crucial political and organisational questions in the eye — it is asking itself whether the social composition of its leadership in the higher echelons is skewed against the disprivileged castes,Patna: With BJP leaders claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi might announce a special package for Bihar on Tuesday at his Saharsa rally but would wait for details before commenting on it.
Gunmen storm a five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani port city of Gwadar on Saturday. Photo: Collected Gunmen have stormed a five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani port city of Gwadar, the centrepiece of a multi-billion dollar Chinese infrastructure project in the country, a provincial minister said Saturday.”Up to four armed men entered the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar and opened fire,” Balochistan provincial home minister Ziaullah Langu told AFP by telephone.He said the “majority” of guests had been evacuated and security forces were engaging the militants.”However, there are reports of a few people sustaining minor injuries,” he added.Mohammad Aslam, the on-duty officer in Gwadar, said he could hear gunfire but that the operation was coming to an end.”There were no Chinese or Pakistani guests in the hotel”, he said, adding that only staff were present in the building.No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.The attack came three weeks after separatist gunmen targeting naval and security forces killed 14 people after forcing them off buses in Balochistan.Pakistan’s poorest and largest province, Balochistan has been rocked by separatist, Islamist and sectarian insurgencies for years.Pakistani security forces have been targeting insurgents in the province since 2004, and have also been repeatedly accused by international rights groups of abuses there. The military denies the allegations.Balochistan is also host to a number of major projects under the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).The massive infrastructure project seeks to connect the western Chinese province of Xinjiang with Gwadar, on the Arabian Sea.But it has also drawn its share of attacks, particularly by separatists who have long complained that residents do not receive a fair share of profits from the province’s resources.Violence in Pakistan has dropped significantly since the country’s deadliest-ever militant attack, an assault on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar in 2014 that killed more than 150 people — most of them children.But militants still retain the ability to carry out attacks, and analysts have long warned that Pakistan is yet to tackle the root causes of extremism.
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