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Climate-change scientists predict sea to rise 1 foot by 2050

By Gary T. Kubota

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 10, 2012

~~<p>Scientists are predicting the ocean could rise by as much as a foot in the Hawaiian Islands by 2050 and that droughts may become more frequent on leeward sides of the islands.</p>
<p>By 2050, warmer temperatures will also contribute to the annual bleaching of coral reefs and a reduction in mosquito-free habitat for endangered Hawaii birds.</p>
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Scientists are predicting the ocean could rise by as much as a foot in the Hawaiian Islands by 2050 and that droughts may become more frequent on leeward sides of the islands.

By 2050, warmer temperatures will also contribute to the annual bleaching of coral reefs and a reduction in mosquito-free habitat for endangered Hawaii birds. Login for more...



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