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Environmental Science

Science provides a critical foundation for effective environmental conservation measures. Pew pursues a diverse portfolio of scientific projects to answer key questions and provide practical data.

Pew’s experts develop, support, and communicate scientific research and technical analyses that explain critical emerging issues, inform policy, and advance solutions to conservation problems.

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‘Coral Whisperers’ Study Local Reefs for Clues to Global Conservation

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They call themselves the coral whisperers and spend their days teasing out the answers to challenging questions about coral reef health. Through observation, monitoring, and testing down to the molecular level, this informal group of scientists seeks to understand why some corals are healthy or resilient while others are stressed. Now the whisperers—a group that includes several alumni of the Pew marine fellows program—are turning their expertise to Biscayne Bay in South Florida.

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Coral Reefs Prevent $4.3 Billion in Flood Damage Annually

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Protecting the top 1 meter of nearshore, shallow-water coral reefs can save countries across the world $4.3 billion in annual flood protection benefits, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i>.

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Ocean Warming to Affect Antarctic Krill Growth, Increasing Risk to Predators

Penguin populations could decline by as much as 30%.

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Ocean Warming to Affect Antarctic Krill Growth, Increasing Risk to Predators

Penguin populations could decline by as much as 30%.

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The environmental science project develops and supports scientific research that help to explain critical emerging issues, inform policy and advance solutions to conservation problems.

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The environmental science project develops and supports scientific research that help to explain critical emerging issues, inform policy and advance solutions to conservation problems.

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Marine Conservation