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Tsunami threats, heat-tolerant corals, COVID-19 and plastic: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 18, 2020
In case you missed it: A melting glacier could trigger one of the most devastating tsunamis in Alaska’s history, heat-tolerant algae could help save the world’s coral reefs, and countries and businesses are rolling back their commitments to reduce plastic consumption.
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Pollution and COVID-19, Australian fires, super-corals: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 13, 2020
In case you missed it: New research reveals that air pollution could be increasing mortality rates amid the coronavirus pandemic, temperate rainforests are experiencing unprecedented fire seasons due to climate change and climate-resilient coral reefs in the Red Sea could hold the answers to save...
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Reefs are losing recovery time between bleaching events, experts say

By Morgan Lynch

January 9, 2018
A recent study finds that warmer waters are causing an increase in coral bleaching events.
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6 facts you need to know about mangroves

By Andrew Kolb

July 25, 2016
Mangroves are a key piece of how we address climate change. It’s time we stop overlooking them.
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Amid widespread coral bleaching, this reef is thriving

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

June 21, 2016
Already adapted to major temperature fluctuations, some Indonesian reefs may be better prepared for climate change than others.
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