First Known Coral Reef Found in Iraq: Photos MAR 6, 2014 The first known coral reef off the coast of Iraq has just been discovered, according to a paper in the journal Scientific Reports.  The conditions at the site -- the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab River in southeastern Iraq -- are surprisingly turbulent and chilly for a reef, with seawater temperatures often in the 50s (Fahrenheit).

First Known Coral Reef Found in Iraq: Photos MAR 6, 2014 The first known coral reef off the coast of Iraq has just been discovered, according to a paper in the journal Scientific Reports. The conditions at the site -- the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab River in southeastern Iraq -- are surprisingly turbulent and chilly for a reef, with seawater temperatures often in the 50s (Fahrenheit).

Tiny yet Mighty Methane Hotspot Discovered in the US OCT 9, 2014 // BY IAN O'NEILL : Discovery News

Tiny yet Mighty Methane Hotspot Discovered in the US OCT 9, 2014 // BY IAN O'NEILL : Discovery News

'Fish Lizard' Graveyard Discovered Under Melting Glacier MAY 29, 2014 // BY TANYA LEWIS, LIVESCIENCE : Discovery News One of the 46 ichthyosaur fossils discovered near a glacier in southern Chile. WOLFGANG STINNESBECK-Dozens of nearly complete skeletons of prehistoric marine reptiles have been uncovered near a melting glacier in southern Chile.

'Fish Lizard' Graveyard Discovered Under Melting Glacier MAY 29, 2014 // BY TANYA LEWIS, LIVESCIENCE : Discovery News One of the 46 ichthyosaur fossils discovered near a glacier in southern Chile. WOLFGANG STINNESBECK-Dozens of nearly complete skeletons of prehistoric marine reptiles have been uncovered near a melting glacier in southern Chile.

Major coral bleaching phenomena now spreads globally, NOAA reports a third global coral bleaching event was announced by the US NOAA on October 8, 2015. The event is expected to be enhanced by the strong El Nino, and will impact about 38% of the world's coral reefs

Major coral bleaching phenomena now spreads globally, NOAA reports a third global coral bleaching event was announced by the US NOAA on October 8, 2015. The event is expected to be enhanced by the strong El Nino, and will impact about 38% of the world's coral reefs

Deep Mystery: Are the Seas Warming or Cooling? 10/14/14  // BY PATRICK J. KIGER : Discovery News

Deep Mystery: Are the Seas Warming or Cooling? 10/14/14 // BY PATRICK J. KIGER : Discovery News

Lightning Expected to Increase as the Planet Warms  11/13/14  // BY PAUL HELTZEL : Discovery News

Lightning Expected to Increase as the Planet Warms 11/13/14 // BY PAUL HELTZEL : Discovery News

Dino-Killing Meteorite Gave Way to Leafy Forests 9/16/14 // BY PAUL HELTZEL : Discovery News

Dino-Killing Meteorite Gave Way to Leafy Forests 9/16/14 // BY PAUL HELTZEL : Discovery News

Earth - The Road Ahead | by Kevin M. Gill

Earth - The Road Ahead | by Kevin M. Gill

Scientists Discover New Species of Deep-Sea Coral in Waters off California 11/6/14 by Sci-News.com Leptogorgia sp. nov. Image credit: NOAA.

Scientists Discover New Species of Deep-Sea Coral in Waters off California 11/6/14 by Sci-News.com Leptogorgia sp. nov. Image credit: NOAA.

"Search for Earth's Deep Life" --Ancient, Hydrogen-Rich Waters Discovered Deep Underground 12/17/14 Scientists said the water is found in the oldest rocks on Earth – Precambrian Shield rocks.

"Search for Earth's Deep Life" --Ancient, Hydrogen-Rich Waters Discovered Deep Underground 12/17/14 Scientists said the water is found in the oldest rocks on Earth – Precambrian Shield rocks.

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