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Extinction Countdown

Caribbean fish thinning out

Fish in the Caribbean have declined significantly since 1995, suggesting that 30 years of steady coral loss in the region is taking its toll, new research shows. The overall density of fish in the Caribbean thinned an average of 5 percent annually between 1996 and 2007, according to a study published in today’s Current Biology. [...]

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How to Save Coral Reefs from Climate Change: Genetic Manipulation

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What’s the best idea for reducing the impacts of ocean acidification on the environment and society? After all, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continue to go up and up and up, which suggests that the pH of seawater will continue to fall and fall and fall. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has weighed [...]

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