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A surprising bit of good news about coral reefs and climate change [Video]

TORONTO —
When a heat wave hit the Phoenix Islands Protection Area in the South Pacific in the early 2000s, more than three-quarters of the region’s coral was destroyed.

That’s not an aberration. Coral is considered to be at severe risk due to climate change. The world’s most famous coral ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef, even nearly lost its UNESCO heritage designation because of it earlier this summer.

What’s different about the Phoenix Islands example, though, is what happened when two other heat waves baked the area years later.

As CTV News Science and Technology Specialist Dan Riskin explains in this week’s Riskin Report, new research suggests that corals may be able to adapt their way through a warming world.

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How to watch the full "strawberry" moon, the last supermoon of 2021 [Video]

From alunar eclipse to a partial solar eclipseto supermoons, 2021 has been a spectacular year for lunar events. But this month marks the years final supermoon, with the full strawberry moon illuminating the night sky next week. A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth []

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Africa's fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people could face imminent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could shave 3% off continental GDP by mid-century, the U.N. climate agency warned.