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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