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Title: Humpback whales rebound in South Africa

Playing sounds underwater could help restore coral reefs

May 28th, 2020

Coral reefs are remarkably noisy places, and young fish rely on those sounds to find a reef to settle into. Sadly, that sound is getting quieter as reefs… Go to Episode

What human noise pollution sounds like underwater

May 28th, 2020

Sound can really travel in water. And many marine animals rely almost solely on their sense of sound to communicate and fulfill their basic needs. Today,… Go to Episode

Humpback whales rebound in South Africa

May 28th, 2020

In the 1970s, hunting nearly drove whales like the humpback to extinction. But in 1985, a moratorium on commercial whaling gave humpbacks a chance. Their… Go to Episode

Raising kids in times of climate change

May 20th, 2020

Before coronavirus lockdowns, DW visited a family in the town of Eitorf, Germany that has gone to great lengths to reduce their carbon footprint in every… Go to Episode