• Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:00
    Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef
    Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:51
    Australia failing to protect Great Barrier Reef: activists
    Australia is breaching commitments to protect the embattled Great Barrier Reef from the effects of land clearing, environmental groups claimed Monday and called on the UN to probe the alleged failures.
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  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 11:23
    Australia pledges half a billion to restore Great Barrier Reef
    Australia pledged half a billion dollars to restore and protect the Great Barrier Reef Sunday in what it said would be a game-changer for the embattled natural wonder, but conservationists were not convinced.
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  • Mon, 29 May 2017 09:43
    Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought
    SYDNEY, - Coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef is worse than first thought and the impact will accelerate unless global greenhouse gas emissions are cut, scientists said Monday.
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  • Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:00
    Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle
    Coralmunching crownofthorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed Thursday in a discovery that offers hope for Australia's struggling Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:46
    Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle
    SYDNEY - Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed Thursday in a discovery that offers hope for Australia's struggling Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:00
    Reef damage could cost Australia a million tourists: study
    Mass coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could cost the region more than a million tourists a year and up to Aus$1.0 billion (US$760 million) in lost revenue, a study warned Wednesday.
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  • Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:09
    'Zero recovery' for corals in back-to-back Australia bleaching
    SYDNEY - Coral bleached for two consecutive years at Australia's Great Barrier Reef has "zero prospect" of recovery, scientists warned Monday, as they confirmed the site has again been hit by warming sea temperatures.
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  • Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:14
    'Underwater wasteland' worries after cyclone hits Barrier Reef
    SYDNEY - A powerful cyclone that smashed into northeastern Australia could have caused further damage to the under-pressure Great Barrier Reef, turning parts into an "underwater wasteland", scientists warned Thursday.
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  • Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:52
    Great Barrier Reef 'not dying', Australia insists
    SYDNEY - The Great Barrier Reef is "not dying", Australia insisted Friday, as it updated UNESCO on efforts to protect the natural wonder while scientists blasted a lack of urgency in dealing with climate change.
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  • Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:48
    Scientists confirm largest coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef
    Sydney - Australia's Great Barrier Reef has had the worst coral die-off since measurements began as a result of ocean warming, scientists based at James Cook University in Queensland announced Tuesday.
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  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:27
    'Many more' corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching
    SYDNEY - More corals are dying and others are succumbing to disease and predators after the worst-ever bleaching on Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Wednesday.
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  • Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:30
    Massive reef found hiding just behind the Great Barrier Reef
    Sydney - A large trove of raw data collected by the Australian Navy has helped scientists to discover a massive reef behind the Great Barrier Reef, one of the scientists said Tuesday.
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  • Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:35
    Australian rodent species first victim of climate change?
    SYDNEY - Climate change appears to have driven to extinction an Australian Great Barrier Reef rodent, according to a new study, which suggests the species may be the first mammal lost to the global phenomenon.
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  • Mon, 30 May 2016 13:00
    Many corals dead or dying on Barrier Reef: scientists
    SYDNEY - At least 35 per cent of corals in the northern and central regions of Australia's Great Barrier Reef are dead or dying from a mass bleaching event, scientists said Monday.
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