Great Barrier Reef

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Guardian angel: the headteacher inspired to clean up after meeting a turtle in Bali
In our new column, in which we make nice things happen for nice people, Victoria Cairns moves from litter-picking the streets to cleaning up the waterways

Sirin Kale, the Guardian Angel

16, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Peter Ridd loses ‘all-or-nothing’ high court appeal over sacking from James Cook University
Ridd was sacked for breaches of the university’s code of conduct relating to public commentary about the Great Barrier Reef

Australian Associated Press and Paul Karp

13, Oct, 2021 @1:31 AM

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Great Barrier Reef: scientists discover 400-year-old giant coral
Named Muga dhambi by traditional owners, it was uncovered on a marine citizen science course

Royce Kurmelovs

19, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘Low point’ in world heritage committee history as politics ‘tramples’ human rights of the Karen people
An ‘unholy pact’ and several politically fuelled decisions have UN advisers to Unesco concerned the committee is not acting to protect the world’s most special places

Graham Readfearn

06, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Coalition criticised after Great Barrier Reef Foundation receives $351,000 in jobkeeper payments
Foundation has received $400,000 in total pandemic support despite being awarded $443m government grant three years ago

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

29, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Great Barrier Reef is not on the ‘in danger’ list. Why, and what happens next?
Never before had the world heritage committee been asked to list a site mainly because of climate impacts – and it wasn’t willing to

Graham Readfearn

24, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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World Heritage Committee agrees not to place Great Barrier Reef on ‘in danger’ list
Unesco says ‘the facts are the facts and the science is the science’ after its recommendation is ignored

Graham Readfearn

23, Jul, 2021 @10:01 PM

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Whether or not the Great Barrier Reef is listed as ‘in danger’ won’t alter the fact it is at risk from climate change
The Australian government pushed back fiercely against Unesco’s recommendation – and the world is watching

Graham Readfearn

22, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Coalition believes it has numbers to stop Great Barrier Reef being listed as ‘in danger’
Exclusive: Diplomatic email suggests whirlwind lobbying trip by Sussan Ley has won over at least nine of 21 members on World Heritage Committee

Graham Readfearn

20, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Joanna Lumley and Jason Momoa join prominent group backing Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’ listing
Exclusive: Stars, activists, conservationists and Prince Albert of Monaco unite in support of Unesco’s recommendation to world heritage committee

Graham Readfearn

20, Jul, 2021 @5:49 AM

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Chinese Unesco official defends plan to list Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’
Tian Xuejun rejects Australia’s ‘groundless accusations’ that China influenced the finding to score political points

Graham Readfearn and Adam Morton

19, Jul, 2021 @3:34 AM

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Scientists dismiss Warren Entsch’s claim warm water from northern hemisphere is damaging reef
Coalition’s Great Barrier Reef envoy also said Australia was a ‘victim of our own success’ when it came to coral bleaching

Graham Readfearn

15, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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