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Sunscreen tied to coral bleaching


    Researchers have discovered a link between a key ingredient in sunscreen lotions and other products that protect against UV rays, and coral bleaching. Here, a swimmer approaches a dead reef while snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. Much of the inner reef at Hanauma Bay is dead after decades of tourist interaction.

As coral reef experts from around the world hone their efforts to understand and address the grim news coming from Australia, where continuous bleaching has damaged a significant part of the world’s largest and most famous coral reefs, environmental activists in Hawaii are focusing on what can be done in waters closer to home. Read more

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