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  • Alarming New Coral Bleaching Event Has Begun at the Great Barrier Reef

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    Coral off the northeast coast of Australia, which is undergoing a bleaching event. Approximately 95 percent of the coral in this area is bleached, signifying what could be another major coral bleaching event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Megan Proctor)Coral off the northeast coast of Australia, which is undergoing a bleaching event. Approximately 95 percent of the coral in this area is bleached, signifying what could be another major coral bleaching event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Megan Proctor)

    The Great Barrier Reef, still staggered from a major coral bleaching event in 2016 that killed 22 percent of the 1,400-mile-long reef, is now experiencing the beginning of what could be another major bleaching event.

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