Human Deforestation Outweighs Climate Change for Coral Reefs

Human Deforestation Outweighs Climate Change for Coral Reefs

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Better land use is the key to preventing further damage to the world’s coral reefs, according to a study published this week in the online science journal Nature Communications.

The study, by an international team including a researcher from The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute, has important implications for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Preventing soil erosion and sediment pollution arising from human activities such as deforestation are crucial to reef survival…

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