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Due diligence the government says it conducted before announcing a $443.8m grant to a not-for-profit group was actually conducted as part of an application for funding for a separate project, the Great Barrier ReefFoundation says. The environment and energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, says...
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By Jason Scott April 28, 2018, 8:51 PM MDT From  Largest living structure is under siege from climate change Conservationists say planned coal mine will exacerbate damage.  The Great Barrier Reef is being given a A$500 million ($379 million) boost by Australia in the battle to...
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The longest and most widespread coral bleaching event on record has reached reefs near at least 38 countries and island groups, according to the latest report from NOAA's Coral Reef Watch and other research. Parts of many coral reefs have died, becoming ghostly underwater graveyards. They ...
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Coral reefs around the world are rapidly dying – just when humans need their protective services the most. The plight of the world's reefs has become all too clear this month with news from the Australia that the 30 to 50 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is already dead, and the realizati...
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 -Kiribati, a Pacific island nation, recently purchased land on the Fijian island Vanua Levu in preparation for climate change. The president doesn’t expect to move everyone there, “but if it became absolutely necessary, yes, we could do it," he said. The Guardian - The International...
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Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) at James Cook University are engaging social science to help solve some of the world’s biggest environmental problems. Dr Christina Hicks, an interdisciplinary social science fellow at the ARC CoECRS, holds a joint positi...
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  If you have any sense of wonder or faith in humanity, you would have to agree that Earth Day is an extraordinary event. It combines the functions of educator, movement builder and the largest public service project in the world. More than one billion people from almost ev...
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  Australian scientists have proposed covering endangered coral reefs with cloth to give them shade as a "last resort" to protect the Great Barrier Reef. The cloths would be anchored with ropes and float on the water surface to protect corals from sunlight, reducing heat stress which leads ...
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