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More than 60% of world’s coral reefs may have bleached in past year, NOAA says

Nearly two-thirds of the world's coral reefs have been subjected to heat stress bad enough to trigger bleaching over the past year, the leading agency monitoring coral reefs said on Thursday. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last month that the world's coral reefs were in the throes of a fourth mass bleaching event, as climate change combined with an El Nino climate pattern has pushed ocean temperatures to record highs. Now, the agency reports some 60.5...

May 2, 2024 10:40 AM

Florida’s six-week abortion ban sparks concern from healthcare providers

Florida's ban on abortions past six weeks of pregnancy took effect on Wednesday (May 1), threatening the future of the state's clinics and abortion funds and forcing patients to travel hundreds or thousands of miles to get the procedure. The impact of the ban was highlighted at a recent press conference held by Planned Parenthood in Miami, where Dr. Chelsea Daniels addressed the dire consequences of the new law. Dr. Daniels expressed deep concern over the future of abortion clinics and funds ...

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