Kent Carpenter

Jul. 11, 2008

A Coral Catastrophe?

A third of the world's reef-building coral species are vulnerable to extinction, a group of researchers says. We'll talk with one of the authors of a report about the plight of corals, and discuss whether anything can be done to turn back the tide.

coral, ocean, environment, global warming, climate change

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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