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Coral Reefs Save Millions of Dollars By Preventing Floods

They’re bright, beautiful, and home to some of the world’s most gorgeous sea creatures, but did you know that coral reefs also play a critical role in the prevention of flooding? This is according to a new study recently published in Nature. “Coral reefs serve as natural, low-crested, submerged breakwaters, which provide flood reduction benefits …

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Your Sunscreen Could Be Altering Your DNA and Killing Coral Reefs

There has been a lot of news about coral reefs lately, and it hasn’t been positive. Most notably, research has found that global warming may be contributing to the bleaching of reefs around the world. Now, new data suggests that our sunscreen could be harming coral reefs, too. Researchers from around the world have determined …

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Bleaching is the Latest Problem for the World’s Coral Reefs

Bleaching sounds like something that only applies to laundry, but think again — it’s a true effect of climate change on our world’s coral reefs. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently found that more than one-third of the coral reefs on our planet are at risk of bleaching this year. But what …

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