Threatened coral: Climate change puts 20 types at risk

August 28, 2014 2:00 PM

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Climate change is one reason the US government is putting 20 species of threatened coral on a list of threatened species. The threatened coral are vital to the health of marine ecosystems, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Washington — The US government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

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