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Coral reefs are vital lines of defense against hurricanes. But their future is uncertain

Hurricane season has kicked off with Beryl, the first Category 5 storm ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean. Beryl has since been downgraded to a Category 4, but the storm was still expected to bring life-threatening wind gusts and storm surges to Jamaica on Wednesday. Normally, coral reefs serve as a crucial form of natural coastal protection against such …

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See the elephants facing extinction and the wild cats on the decline

More than 45,000 species are now threatened with extinction, 1,000 more than last year, according to an international conservation organization. The organization blames pressures from climate change, invasive species and human activities such as illegal trade and infrastructure expansion. The International Union for Conservation of Nature released its latest Red List of Threatened Species on Thursday. The list, now in …

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