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UN: Global Warming Harms Corals Vital to Small Islands

Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating the risks to tropical small island states as sea levels rise, according to a United Nations report released Thursday.   Sea levels off some western Pacific islands rose by four times the global average, with annual gains of 1.2 cms (0.5 inch) from 1993 to 2012, according to the U.N.’s Environment Program.   Release of the study, "Emerging Issues for Small Island Developmeng States, was...

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