Coral bleaching is destroying reefs around the world. Rising sea temperatures are to blame. Many of the Seychelles' coral reefs have already died. Now the island nation is on a mission to save its marine ecosystem.
The world's largest coral reef system has witnessed massive coral bleaching caused by rises in water temperatures and ocean acidity levels. Now, the Australian government is planning to breed more resilient coral.
As water temperatures rise and ocean acidity levels increase, corals are dying off at record rates. Now, researchers believe they may be able to prevent coral bleaching in parts of the world's largest coral reef system.
The devastating effects of climate change are becoming apparent — and the world has begun taking action. But the frequency of extreme weather events has shown we are starting to run out of time.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of mass coral bleaching, scientists said Friday, warning many species would struggle to fully recover.
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