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Caribbean corals suffer extensive bleaching from unprecedented heat

Caribbean corals suffer extensive bleaching from unprecedented heat

Corals in the Caribbean struggle to recover months after a severe marine heatwave caused widespread bleaching and death, posing a threat to the region's biodiversity.

Lisa S. Gardiner reports for Hakai Magazine.

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Sponges in the Caribbean reveal underestimated global warming

Caribbean sea sponges offer new insights into the history of climate change, suggesting a higher rate of global warming than previously thought.

Raymond Zhong reports for The New York Times.

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Caribbean sea sponges suggest higher global warming levels

A recent study using ancient sea sponges indicates the Earth may have warmed more than previously estimated.

Graham Readfearn reports for the Guardian.

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Jamaica battles relentless plastic pollution in quest to restore mangroves
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Jamaica battles relentless plastic pollution in quest to restore mangroves

Currently there are several efforts to restore mangroves in the island country, as experts recognize the many ecosystem services they provide, including the protection and stabilization of coastlines as human-induced climate change worsens. However, restoration efforts face numerous challenges.

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Caribbean looks to Trudeau to put quest for climate change funding on the world's agenda

Caribbean leaders are meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week, hoping Canada will place its concerns on the international agenda– among them climate change and Haiti.
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The Caribbean island of Dominica is adapting its food systems to climate change

For Dominica, cassava is more than a local staple. The humble root vegetable is part of the country’s strategy for enhancing food security, promoting its culture, and adapting to climate change.

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How early warning systems saves lives in climate change emergencies

This lush, leafy village of 200 residents, known for its hot springs, is less than 6 miles from the shore, but when Hurricane Maria battered the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica in 2017 with winds reaching 160 miles per hour, the residents here were cut off from the rest of the world for weeks.