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Australia | Climate change damage to Great Barrier Reef irreversible; 1/3 of coral killed: study

SYDNEY, Australia — An underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again.


Scientists said nearly one-third of the reef’s coral were killed when ocean temperatures spiked in 2016, a result of global warming, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/world/australia/australia-barrier-reef.html

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