Great Barrier Reef

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Queensland’s Indigenous women rangers given Earthshot prize for protecting Great Barrier Reef
The group was awarded $1.8m and praised as an ‘inspiring women led program’ using First Nations knowledge to protect land and sea

Donna Lu

03, Dec, 2022 @3:34 AM

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Senator takes aim at ‘bullies’ as voice row escalates – as it happened
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Mostafa Rachwani and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

29, Nov, 2022 @7:58 AM

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Great Barrier Reef flagged as ‘in danger’ world heritage site. What does this mean?
Scientists have made recommendation for the reef. So what did their report say, how might the government respond and what happens next?

Graham Readfearn

29, Nov, 2022 @2:48 AM

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Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report says
Experts from Unesco and IUCN find climate change threatens reef’s values and work to improve water quality is too slow

Graham Readfearn

28, Nov, 2022 @1:01 PM

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Record heat over Great Barrier Reef raises fears of second summer of coral bleaching
‘This does not bode well,’ reef scientist says, as highest November temperatures reached since 1985

Graham Readfearn

25, Nov, 2022 @6:07 AM

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‘A beautiful milestone’: coral grown in Great Barrier Reef nursery spawns for first time
Researchers hope corals grown from fragments that had survived bleaching will tolerate future marine heatwaves

Donna Lu

15, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Fraser Island’s formation over 1m years ago was critical to development of Great Barrier Reef, study reveals
Scientists say the world’s largest sand island helped create clearer water conditions for reef growth

Donna Lu

14, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Severe weather warning for NSW and Victoria – as it happened
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Mostafa Rachwani (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

21, Oct, 2022 @8:06 AM

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Good news everyone! The Great Barrier Reef is saved! Ian the Climate Denialist Potato explains
It seems the reef wasn’t ruined by mass bleaching after all – it was probably just sunscreen and wokeism

First Dog on the Moon

31, Aug, 2022 @6:18 AM

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‘Completely laughable’: claims that a mine will create ‘more jobs per hectare’ than the Great Barrier Reef derided
Clive Palmer’s Central Queensland Coal suggested proposed coalmine is a ‘greater economic powerhouse’

Joe Hinchliffe

26, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Great Barrier Reef’s record coral cover is good news but climate threat remains
The world heritage site still has some capacity for recovery but the window is closing fast as the climate continues to warm

Graham Readfearn

05, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Tanya Plibersek says she will block Clive Palmer’s proposed coalmine near Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s environment minister says billionaire Palmer’s Central Queensland Coal proposal would likely have ‘unacceptable impacts’ on reef

Graham Readfearn and Katharine Murphy

04, Aug, 2022 @5:52 AM

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