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WWF-Australia says the 2017 Queensland budget contains some wins for the Great Barrier Reef and the environment, including a boost to Indigenous rangers.
WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman responded to the Adani announcement today saying: “The last thing the Great Barrier Reef needs is another coal mine doomed to fail”.
UNESCO has expressed “serious concern” about the bleaching death of coral on the Great Barrier Reef caused by climate change, in a report released in Paris early this morning.
Researchers have found heart and gout medications, herbicides, pesticides, metals, and industrial chemicals in the blood of Great Barrier Reef green turtles.
Renowned coral scientist Professor Terry Hughes has revealed an estimate that bleaching has killed about 50% of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral in just two years.
Cyclone Debbie dumped rain in an erosion hot spot in the Burdekin catchment estimated to generate nearly a third of all the sediment that flows to the Great Barrier Reef.
WWF-Australia today released dramatic new video showing the Great Barrier Reef suffering mass bleaching for an unprecedented second year in a row.
WWF-Australia is calling for governments to work with farmers to implement cleaner, more profitable practices as part of proposed new laws to tackle water pollution along the Great Barrier Reef coast.
The 2016 mass coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef has set back – by at least two decades – efforts to improve the condition of our national icon. That’s the view of a group of independent experts who have just provided UNESCO with their own evaluation of the Reef 2050 Plan, including ways it can be improved.
Green turtles at Great Barrier Reef's Upstart Bay have among the highest blood levels of cobalt ever recorded with many developing a mysterious eye infection.
WWF-Australia position ton new coal development is consistent with the goal of ‘pursuing efforts to keep warming below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels’ in the Paris Agreement as well as saving the Great Barrier Reef.
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