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Calls for climate action over Great Barrier Reef bleaching

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‘WAKE-UP CALL.’ An undated handout photo obtained on March 21, 2016 shows a diver filming a reef affected by bleaching off Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Photo from XL Catlin Seaview Survey/AFP
‘The reef can recover but we must speed up the shift to clean, renewable energy,’ says environmental group WWF

SYDNEY, Australia (Mar. 21, 2016) — Environmental groups Monday, March 21, urged greater action on climate change after the government sounded the alarm over severe coral bleaching in the pristine northern reaches of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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Global coral bleaching event could hit Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s world heritage-listed reef is threatened by warmer waters that have killed off coral in Fiji but the full impact depends on the weather

March 11, 2016 — The third global coral bleaching event to be recorded is snaking its way around a warming globe, devastating reefs and now threatening the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

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