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Last year was warmest ever that didn’t feature an El Niño, report finds

State of the climate report found 2017 was the third warmest with a record high sea level and destructive coral bleaching — Last year was the warmest ever recorded on Earth that didn’t feature an El Niño, a periodic climatic event that warms the Pacific Ocean, according to the annual state of the climate report …

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Heat Waves, More Than Coral Death, May Cause Fish to Flee Reefs

A study over a broad swath of the Great Barrier Reef shows that warming waters directly cause fish and invertebrates to leave the reef, making it harder for coral to recover from bleaching events — It’s no secret that global warming is bringing dramatic changes to coral reef ecosystems. Scientists have widely believed that habitat …

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