Great Barrier Reef

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European Union official sounds alarm over threats to Great Barrier Reef
EU commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius urges Australia to sign Leaders’ Pledge for Nature that promotes a green recovery from Covid crisis

Daniel Hurst

31, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The disaster movie playing in Australia's wild places – and solutions that could help hit pause
Across the country, catastrophes are unfolding as ecosystems collapse. But in a landmark study, scientists are pointing to green shoots of hope

Adam Morton and Graham Readfearn

05, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Blue carbon: how three Australian marine sites lock away 2bn tonnes of CO2
Greenhouse gas stored in country’s marine world heritage sites about same as four years of national emissions

Graham Readfearn

02, Mar, 2021 @11:03 PM

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As many corals growing in the Pacific as trees in the Amazon, new study finds
Analysis suggests the risk of extinction of some species may not be as high as previously thought, but researchers warn local depletion still has a devastating impact

Graham Readfearn

01, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Great Barrier Reef found to be in failing health as world heritage review looms
Reef water quality report card gives condition of marine environment a ‘D’ grade relative to earlier reports

Graham Readfearn

17, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Eddie Mabo's daughter sues Great Barrier Reef Foundation over $1m contract
Gail Mabo and Joanne Margaret Keune accuse the foundation of repudiating a contract to manage a traditional owners forum

Luke Henriques-Gomes

11, Feb, 2021 @8:39 AM

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The Great Green Way: a seven-day drive down the coast of tropical north Queensland
Life is returning to Australia’s tropical tourist destinations – but without international visitors, the drive from Port Douglas to Townsville via Cairns has a prevailing sense of calm

Paul Karp

28, Jan, 2021 @3:14 AM

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Net zero, saving koalas and forest wars: the crucial environment battles looming in Australia
With the Morrison government looking increasingly isolated on climate policy and under pressure to fix conservation laws, will 2021 bring change?

Adam Morton and Lisa Cox

24, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Baby sharks emerge from egg cases earlier and weaker in oceans warmed by climate crisis
Weaker sharks are less effective hunters, which can upset the balance of the ecosystem, say authors of study into impacts of hotter oceans

Graham Readfearn

12, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Morrison explains how vaccine will be rolled out as NSW reports one new case – as it happened
Cleaner who worked at two Sydney hotels, including a quarantine hotel, tests positive; Law Council concerned over federal government’s Asio powers bill; health minister says vaccine rollout on track for March

Naaman Zhou (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

03, Dec, 2020 @8:01 AM

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Great Barrier Reef outlook 'critical' as climate change called number one threat to world heritage
The outlook for Australian sites including the Blue Mountains and the Gondwana rainforests has deteriorated, report says

Lisa Cox

02, Dec, 2020 @1:01 PM

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Liberal MP Warren Entsch urges Coalition to adopt net zero emissions target by 2050
Great Barrier Reef envoy tells party room the government should be seen as leaders on climate action, not ‘reluctant followers’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

01, Dec, 2020 @6:39 AM

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