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The race to save coral reefs from climate change

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Every year, one thing becomes more clear: coral reefs are in more danger than even from climate change.

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According to NOAA, coral reefs support more species per unit area than any other marine environment.

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But coral reefs are disappearing. In the next 30 years, they could be gone.

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To save corals, scientists around the world are studying them and their reactions to rising temps.

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Although this research holds promise for the future of coral reefs, scientists generally agree that the biggest problem to tackle is rising temperatures due to climate change.

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