Climate Change Has Already Devastated the Great Barrier Reef

‘Once rich with coral and sea life, 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef today is composed of large swafts of bleached white or dead coral. Warm seas off the coast of Queensland, Australia, killed some two-thirds of a nearly 500-mile stretch of coral in 2016 after warm water caused the coral to expel living algae, triggering it to calcify or turn white, a process known as bleaching. Researchers have called it the worst die-off of coral ever recorded at the reef.’

Source: Climate Change Has Already Devastated the Great Barrier Reef

Trump proposes deep cuts to EPA, federal climate funding | TheHill

‘…The budget blueprint, released on Thursday, provides $5.7 billion for the EPA, down from $8.3 billion. The budget “discontinues” $100 million in funding for several climate change programs within the agency, including enforcement for a major Obama-era climate regulation, climate change research and international climate change support.’

Source: Trump proposes deep cuts to EPA, federal climate funding | TheHill

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