Stone, Richard
June 2007
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;6/7/2007, Issue 910, p3
The article talks about a decline in the number of coral reefs. Surveys suggest that 20 percent of the reefs on Earth have been destroyed in the past few decades. Another 50 percent are ailing or verging on collapse. It states that over the past decade, hundreds of marine protected areas have been established to safeguard reefs. The catastrophic 1998 bleaching, and regional occurrences since then, highlight the vulnerability of reefs to global warming.


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