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Coral Breeding May Help Cooler Reefs Survive Warming

Corals that naturally thrive in the hottest tropical waters can be bred with cousins in cooler seas to help them survive mounting threats from global warming, scientists reported on Thursday. Tests of corals in warm waters on Australia's Great Barrier Reef found they were able to survive bigger temperature rises than those of an identical species in cooler seas 300 miles (500 kms) south, according to a University of Texas at Austin study published in the journal Science. The study,...

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