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Tag: Coral Reefs


Studies of Two Reefs Reveal They May Be Damaged Beyond Recovery

The Pacific Ocean’s Great Barrier Reef and reefs of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean may never overcome the effects of global warming, scientists say.

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Climate Change Threatens to Obliterate Great Barrier Reef Corals

The worst-ever bleaching event affects 93 percent of Australia’s famous reef, as rising temperatures and sea levels bring swift death to vast swaths of the colorful creatures.

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Acid Test Shows Real Threat to Coral Reefs

A pioneering experiment on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has revealed clear evidence that coral growth is being restricted by rising levels of ocean acidity.

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Rising CO2 ‘Could Devastate Seas’

Scientists say the world’s marine species are liable to face 100,000 years of change unless greenhouse gas emissions are radically reduced.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Putting an Umbrella Over Coral Reefs

The world’s coral reefs are under threat. Some scientists say doses of cloud brightening could solve the problem.

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Corals Face Extinction by 2100

New research suggests that by 2100 there will be no seawater left with the chemical properties that have supported coral reef growth in the past.

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Acid Seas Make Corals Feeble

Two important habitats for marine life, coral reefs and eelgrass meadows, will endure warming and acidifying seas. But they will become vulnerable.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 READ MORE


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