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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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Chile’s salmon farms lose $800m as algal bloom kills millions of fish

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Salmon are loaded on to a truck at the Fiordo Austral company in Calbuco, near Puerto Montt, Chile. Photograph: Jaime Peña/AFP/Getty Images
High ocean temperatures helped cause toxic bloom that has wiped out up to 20% of Chile’s total production for the year

March 11, 2016 — A deadly algal bloom has hit the world’s second biggest salmon exporter, Chile, where nearly 23 million fish have already died and the economic impact from lost production has Continue reading Chile’s salmon farms lose $800m as algal bloom kills millions of fish

El Niño begins decline after ‘powerful’ impact

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EXTREME WEATHER. Many districts in Thailand, as many parts of the world, are battling changing weather patterns and record-breaking droughts. File photo by Barbara Walton/EPA
The weather phenomenon passes its peak, but it will still remain until the middle of 2016

GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 19, 206) — The 2015-2016 El Niño weather phenomenon, one of the most powerful on record, has begun its decline but continues to have a strong influence on global Continue reading El Niño begins decline after ‘powerful’ impact