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Budget 2016: Great Barrier Reef receives $170m boost

The Australian - ‎16 hours ago‎
According to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's latest update, the mean sea surface temperatures for February and March were the highest on record and the mass bleaching is worse than the previous worst bleaching event in 2002.

Great Barrier Reef bleaching is just one symptom of ecosystem collapse across Australia

The Conversation AU - ‎May 2, 2016‎
... example of ecosystem degradation, coral bleaching is not surprising: it is consistent with many changes that are occurring now across Australia's natural environments.
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Adani faces another Qld court challenge

Yahoo7 News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
"The Great Barrier Reef is bleaching because of global warming and global warming is happening because of coal," she said.
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Great Barrier Reef water quality projects to be fully funded by Commonwealth: Greg Hunt

ABC Online - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Late last year, the Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce reported that almost $600 million was required over five years to help reduce pollution impacts on the Barrier Reef.
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David Attenborough says the Great Barrier Reef is in 'grave danger' – it's time to step up

The Conversation AU - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Over three weeks, Australians have been taken on an incredible journey through the biology, beauty and wonder of the Great Barrier Reef, guided by Sir David Attenborough. As individuals who have had the privilege of working on the Reef for much of our ...
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Mourning Loomis Reef - the heart of the Great Barrier Reef's coral bleaching disaster

The Guardian - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Back in November, researchers and staff on the Australian Museum's Lizard Island Research Station started to see the early signs of coral bleaching - faded colours, odd fluorescent hues and chunks of white.

Large parts of Great Barrier Reef 'dead in 20 years'

Raw Story - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years as climate change drives mass coral bleaching, scientists warned Friday.

Coral bleaching has swept 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef

Grist - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
We knew coral bleaching was a serious issue in the Great Barrier Reef, but the scope of just how widespread it was has been unclear - until now.

Berkeley Breathed, and the Great Barrier Reef: What's Worth Reading This Week

The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog) - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
They must not have looked very hard. In related news, the American Petroleum Institute warned the oil industry about climate change…in 1968.

93% of the Great Barrier Reef has been damaged by coral bleaching - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Just 7% of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided coral bleaching caused by climate change, scientists have revealed. Extensive aerial and underwater studies found 93% of the Reef had coral damage ranging from very severe to little.

Coral Bleaching In Australia's Great Barrier Reef Affecting 93% Of Corals; 50% Mortality Foreseen

Parent Herald - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Ars Technica said that the present that Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage site, is suffering its worst coral bleaching case in history.
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Paris climate talks: Australian government ridiculed for signing deal while Great Barrier Reef is at risk

International Business Times UK - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
However, Green senator Larissa Waters pooh-poohed his claims and suggested the country's reduction targets were worthless. The Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia's most significant ecological treasures, was likely to end up "completely cooked", she ...

Farming groups welcome reef funds but calls remain for more accurate water quality data

ABC Online - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
She said despite hundreds of millions of dollars being invested by government and individual farmers to reduce run-off to the Great Barrier Reef, benchmarking water quality improvements relied on limited, end-of-catchment monitoring and modelling ...

US' Only Barrier Reef Severely Damaged by Million Dollar Miami Port Dredging Project

Nature World News - ‎12 hours ago‎
A few weeks ago, media reported the massive coral bleaching that has almost wiped out the entire Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Online tools to help the construction industry protect waterways and Great Barrier Reef

My Sunshine Coast (press release) - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Waterways from local creeks to the Great Barrier Reef will be afforded greater protection after new mobile-friendly online tools to assist the building and construction sectors meet erosion and sediment control requirements were launched today ...

Half Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral 'dead or dying': scientists

EMTV Online - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Image: Peter Gash (L), owner and manager of the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, snorkels with Oliver Lanyon and Lewis Marshall, Senior Rangers in the Great Barrier Reef region for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, during an inspection of the ...

UPDATE 1-Half Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral "dead or dying" - scientists

Reuters UK - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Half the reef "dead or dying". * Australia minister says "significant event" occurring (Adds environment minister, Greenpeace quotes).
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Greenpeace: Australia's Carbon Exports Are Killing The Reef

New Matilda - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
“By doing so, the Australian Government is ignoring the most serious threat to the Reef—climate change,” she said. “This isn't a future threat, it's one that is playing out right now before our eyes, with coral bleaching on 93 per cent of the Great ...

93 Persen Karang 'Great Barrier Reef' Sekarat

National Geographic - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Mereka menemukan bahwa 93 persen 'Great Barrier Reef' terkena dampak pemutihan karang paling parah dari peristiwa yang pernah tercatat.