Winners and Losers: How Climate Change Affects Coral Reefs

Nearly one-fifth of the world's reefs are already gone due to the combined effect of global warming, pollution and overfishing. But a handful of new and ongoing studies are starting to suggest a less gloomy picture for the future of the world's reefs [...]

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    A variety of corals form an outcrop on Flynn Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Queensland, Australia. (Photo: Toby Hudson/Wiki Commons)

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    A study of the Great Barrier Reef suggests that coral species differ in their response to rising temperatures. (Photo courtesy of Terry Hughes)

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