Climate change killed 14% of the world’s coral reefs in 10 years: study
06 October 2021 | 6:34 am
A study by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network shows that corals are under siege from global warming. Fourteen percent of the world's corals were lost between 2009 and 2018.
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