In graveyard of dead coral in Pacific, hope and life bloom

In this photo provided by Kim Cobb, shows Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb in November at the remote Pacific island of Kiritimati, finding a bit of hope and life amid what in April was a ghost town of dead coral. Cobb used bags and drills to examine the coral and take core samples. Yellow coral is healthy, white is sick and some of the other colors are actually algae over dead coral. (Alyssa Atwood, NOAA/Georgia Tech via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a ghost town of dead coral off a remote Pacific island, scientists have found a bit more life.

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