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US: 56 coral species face extinction danger from warming, acidic seas

3 years agoNews : Field Notes

More than half of 82 species of coral being evaluated for inclusion under the Endangered Species Act "more likely than not" would go extinct by 2100 if climate policies and technologies remain the same, federal scientists concluded.
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Lawsuit seeks protections for 82 corals facing extinction; Global warming, ocean acidification top threats

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification (4 years ago)

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of its intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service Tuesday for the agency’s failure to protect 82 imperiled coral species under the Endangered Species Act. These corals, all... Read Post

One in 10 species could face extinction: Decline in species shows climate change warnings not exaggerated, research finds

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

One in 10 species could face extinction by the year 2100 if current climate change impacts continue, according to new research examining studies on the effects of recent climate change on plant and animal species and comparing this ... Read Post

56 Coral Species Gone by 2100

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog (3 years ago)

Federal scientists have found that 56 of 82 coral species evaluated for protection under the Endangered Species Act "more likely than not" would go extinct by 2100 because of global warming. The increased release of C02 into the atm... Read Post


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