Samples from asteroid Ryugu are the most pristine pieces of our solar system ever studied and contain amino acids that could have given rise to life on Earth.
Scientists have discovered a vast reef of “pristine” rose-shaped corals apparently unharmed by climate change in deep water off the coast of Tahiti, UNESCO announced Thursday. Mapping approximately three kilometers (two miles) long and up to 65 meters (213 feet) wide, UNESCO said it was “one of the most extensive healthy coral reefs on record”. … Read more
A spectacular coral reef has been found between 35 and 70 metres below sea level near Tahiti, and it seems to be in good health despite the global biodiversity crisis Environment 20 January 2022 By Chen Ly The pristine coral reef, newly discovered in deep water near Tahiti @alexis.rosenfeld This spectacular rose-shaped coral has been … Read more
Gold mining in the municipality of São Gabriel da Cachoeira would drive deforestation and increase mercury pollution, say ecologists Environment 16 December 2021 By Luke Taylor An Indigenous village in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Brazil Paulo Lopes/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News The Brazilian government has approved gold exploration in a pristine expanse of Amazon rainforest that … Read more