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The unprecedented back-to-coral bleaching events that have devastated coral reefs around the world for the past three years are subsiding, according to the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

U.S. government scientists predict a low-oxygen area of the Gulf of Mexico will double in size this summer to 8,185 square miles (22,000 square km).

Sylvia Earle, Richard Branson, Jean-Michel Cousteau and other “Ocean Elders” sent a letter to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urging him to withdraw government support for a $12 billion coal mine that environmentalists say threatens the Great Barrier Reef.

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