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Science, Tech & Environment

A Miami port dredging project may have damaged the city's offshore coral reef

Coral reefs around the world are under threat. Acidifying oceans due to the rise of CO2 associated with global warming; the El Niño weather system, which has led to massive die-off and bleaching of corals in parts of the Pacific Ocean. And closer to home, commerce also threatens coral: a recent port expansion may have caused serious damage to the reef off of Miami, Florida.

Politics

Romney shifts on Latino issues in speech to national political conference

In Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney reached out to Latino voters in an effort to win over their support, especially in crucial swing states. Romney, for the first time, signaled his willingness to confer legal status on illegal immigrants who came to the country at a young age and earn a college degree.