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Plan to save Great Barrier Reef set back decades – experts

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SERIOUS DAMAGE. This photo taken on November 20, 2014 shows an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland, Australia. File photo by Sarah Lai/AFP

An independent report says the ‘unprecedented’ bleaching and coral die-off in 2016 was ‘a game changer’

SYDNEY, Australia (Feb. 26, 2017) — Australia’s plan to rescue the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef has been set back at least two decades after the fragile ecosystem suffered its worst-ever bleaching last year, experts said Friday, February 24. Continue reading Plan to save Great Barrier Reef set back decades – experts

Are local efforts to save coral reefs bound to fail

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This photo provided by the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, taken in February 2015, shows coral after bleaching in American Samoa, when the XL Catlin Seaview Survey responded to a NOAA coral bleaching alert. Devastating bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a rare worldwide crisis, scientists announced, predicting it will likely get worse. (XL Catlin Seaview Survey via AP) Photograph: XL Catlin Seaview Survey/AP

Two recent reports on the state of the world’s coral reefs appear to contradict each other. But which is right?

August 2, 2016 — Over the last six weeks, scientists have published two major reports on coral reef resilience that appear to contradict each other. The first – “Bright spots among the world’s coral reefs” Continue reading Are local efforts to save coral reefs bound to fail