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Great Barrier Reef trophy estate could fetch $30m

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Ex-Queensland mining executive Ian Howard-Smith and his wife Margaret, the daughter of Queensland coal mining magnate Sir Leslie Thiess, are selling their 80 hectare lifestyle property, Mount Haven, near Rockhampton.
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Great Barrier Reef death in five years is “laughable”

The Cairns Post - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Latest findings by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority show 93 per cent of the natural wonder has varying levels of coral bleaching which was worse in remote parts off Cape York.
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Great Barrier Reef Threatened by Coal Shipping

Australia Network News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority recently urged a prompt response to solve the Great Barrier Reef's bleaching crisis.
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Scientists: Now or never to save Great Barrier Reef

The Japan News - ‎15 hours ago‎
AFPSYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) - Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be beyond saving in five years without “now or never” funding to improve water quality as climate change ravages the World Heritage-listed site, scientists warned last week.

A big majority of Australians say Malcolm Turnbull is doing little or nothing about climate change

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
The polling also found 56 per cent of Australians think climate change is contributing to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef. "The majority of us buy the argument that climate change is having a serious impact on our natural environment and our ...

Changing The Fate Of The Great Barrier Reef Through The Kids

Huffington Post Australia - ‎May 11, 2016‎
"It's amazing, having national park in our backyards. Everyone comes up to us and asks, "Oh, are you guests here? And we're like, 'No, we live here!
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Great Barrier Reef: devastating images tell story of coral colonies' destruction

The Guardian - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Devastating images showing the complete destruction of coral colonies on the Great Barrier Reef have been obtained by Guardian Australia and illustrate what is happening to coral there that would fill an area the size of Scotland.
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Tourists rescued from boat that caught fire off Great Barrier Reef island

The Guardian - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Eleven people were hospitalised after more than 40 people escaped a tourist boat that became engulfed in flames and began sinking on the Great Barrier Reef off the central Queensland coast. The 23m (75-foot) catamaran, Spirit of 1770, was 10 nautical ...
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Great Barrier Reef boat fire: police say blaze may have started in engine

The Guardian - ‎May 12, 2016‎
“It was a lengthy process to get them all on board - the conditions weren't great,” he said. Once back on land, many passengers were treated for hypothermia and sea sickness.

Just like the Great Barrier Reef, Australia's mangroves are dying too; Mangrove death may contribute to global warming

International Business Times AU - ‎May 15, 2016‎
He also thinks that the mangrove deaths may be coincident with the massive coral bleaching on the east coast as a result of warmer ocean temperatures.
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Global warming worsens with record temps, widespread coral bleaching

USA TODAY - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The 1,400-mile-long Great Barrier Reef of northeastern Australia has been decimated in recent months, with aerial and underwater surveys revealing that 93% of it has suffered some level of bleaching, according to the Australian-based ARC Centre of ...

Study: Coal Spill Risk to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Naharnet - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Any major coal spill on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could kill some colorful corals within two weeks and stunt the growth of fish and seagrass, a new study revealed Tuesday.
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Tourists jump from burning catamaran in Great Barrier Reef

AOL Travel UK - ‎May 13, 2016‎
More than 40 tourists are recovering after jumping into life rafts when the catamaran they were aboard caught fire in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The Spirit of 1770 got into trouble 10 nautical miles off the coastal town of 1770 following a day ...
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Biodiversity makes reef fish more resilient in the face of climate change, research confirms - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Potato cod (Epinephelus tudula) in no-fishing zone, northern Great Barrier Reef. Photo by Graham J. Edgar. Biodiversity, on the other hand, only makes fish communities more resilient against the changing climate, the researchers found.

Gang-gang. Finned 'Tim Tam tasters' and the fate of our Reef

The Canberra Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
And sure enough, with the desperate plight of the Great Barrier Reef so much in the news, Professor David Bellwood of James Cook University gave a newsworthy and entertaining talk The past, present and future of coral reefs.

Fishing ban urged to save world's smallest porpoise

Daily Maverick - ‎May 16, 2016‎
by Laurent THOMET Jennifer GONZALEZ COVARRUBIAS Mexican authorities faced calls Monday to ban all fishing in the upper Gulf of California or permanently prohibit gillnets to save the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, from extinction.

BusinessWorld | 'Now or never' to save Barrier Reef: scientists

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎May 19, 2016‎
AUSTRALIA's Great Barrier Reef could be beyond saving in five years without “now or never” funding to improve water quality as climate change ravages the World Heritage-listed site, scientists warned Thursday.

Sentinel satellite probes coral health from orbit

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
"If we wanted to have a systematic coral reef observatory, we would have to increase the image acquisition plan, to take in all of the Great Barrier Reef, for example." The coral work of Sentinel-2a was highlighted at Esa's Living Planet Symposium ...
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Resetting the Political Moral Compass on Climate Change

ABC Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Great Barrier Reef is seriously affected by bleaching, with much of the northern part of the Reef predicted to die. Record temperatures in India and Thailand do not escape our attention either, nor the severe drought in east Africa or catastrophic ...

Scientists create world's largest coral gene database

Phys.Org - ‎3 hours ago‎
Recent aerial and underwater surveys have found that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland in Australia has endured very severe, moderate or at least some coral bleaching this year, according to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef ...