Great Barrier Reef

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Tanya Plibersek declares environment ‘is back front and centre’ in Australia at UN ocean conference
Environment minister receives enthusiastic welcome in Lisbon and flags five blue carbon projects to safeguard ocean health

Katharine Murphy Political editor

27, Jun, 2022 @2:40 AM

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Conservationists in court bid to halt $16bn Scarborough gas project citing damage to barrier reef
Australian Conservation Foundation says global heating from fossil fuel development will compound coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

21, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘A reason to get up … and it’s free’: a volunteering holiday in the Whitsundays
Sorting piles of garbage isn’t a typical tropical escape, but on the Great Barrier Reef Joe Hinchliffe finds purpose in paradise

Joe Hinchliffe

19, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The Guardian view on Australia’s election: Labor needs to go bigger on climate | Editorial
Editorial: Labor won by offering modest environmental policies. It will have to go further in office to deal with the climate emergency


27, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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We must end our command-and-control relationship with the environment if we are to arrest its destruction | Euan Ritchie
Despite the magnitude of Australia’s environmental decline, we still have the opportunity and ability to turn things around

Euan Ritchie

17, May, 2022 @3:10 AM

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Labor pledges millions in funding to protect threatened species and Great Barrier Reef
Opposition says it will also provide a response to the Samuel review into Australia’s national environmental laws

Lisa Cox

12, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Devastating’: 91% of reefs surveyed on Great Barrier Reef affected by coral bleaching in 2022
Report reveals extent of sixth mass bleaching event with worst-affected reefs between Cape Tribulation and Whitsundays

Adam Morton and Lisa Cox

10, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Leading scientist calls for Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching report to be released before election
‘We’re not supposed to live in a secret society,’ expert says after agency delays publishing maps of damage

Lisa Cox

05, May, 2022 @5:17 AM

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Clive Palmer’s proposed open-cut mine could have ‘far-reaching impact’ on Great Barrier Reef, study finds
Study finds tidal currents could introduce pollution from coalmine into seagrass meadows and dugong sanctuary in marine park

Ben Smee

27, Apr, 2022 @5:14 AM

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Google doodle marks Earth Day 2022 with stark images of climate crisis
Time-lapse satellite images show glacial retreat at Mount Kilimanjaro, Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching, deforestation in Germany and Greenland glacial melt

Royce Kurmelovs

22, Apr, 2022 @3:29 AM

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What key numbers should Australian politicians – and voters – know and care about?
Anthony Albanese fluffed jobless and cash rate questions but other figures indicate where the country is heading

Peter Hannam

11, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Budget papers show Morrison government to reduce annual climate spending over next four years
Yearly expenditure on climate change programs expected to be 35% lower in 2025-26 than now

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

29, Mar, 2022 @8:48 AM

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