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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    State of Great Barrier Reef likely to worsen, Canberra admits

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Barrier Reef likely to deteriorate further Australia's 2,300km-long Great Barrier Reef remains under threat and is likely to deteriorate further despite efforts ... year. "Even with the recent management initiatives to reduce threats and improve resilience, the overall outlook for the Great Barrier Reef is poor, has worsened since 2009 and is expected ...

  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco criticises Australia’s decision to allow dredging of Great Barrier Reef

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... criticised an Australian federal government decision that would allow dredging of the Great Barrier Reef, and recommended that it should be placed on its "in danger" list next year unless ... environmentally responsible ports adjacent to the reef." Hunt said on Thursday: "Protection for the Great Barrier Reef is an ongoing challenge and we are confident that we have the processes, ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Mining giants may dump dredging waste onshore, not on Barrier Reef

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... consortium could shelve controversial plans to dump dredging waste on the Great Barrier Reef, with alternative sites on land being considered amid growing environmental concerns, Australia said ... expansion at Abbot Point- on the Great Barrier Reef coast in Queensland- could hasten the natural wonder's demise. The dredging, which was approved in January, will allow freighters to dock ...

  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef's future in danger, scientists warn

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Wellington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Report says effects of climate change will cause irreversible damage unless immediate measures taken Time is running out for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef ... of the Great Barrier Reef for hundreds if not thousands of years”. “It is highly unlikely that coral reefs will survive more than a two-degree increase in average global temperature relative ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Green group fights sand dump permit near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:21pm by Reuters in Melbourne

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Activists campaign against Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority decision to grant permit allowing dumping of millions of cubic metres of sand near the Great Barrier Reef Environmentalists launched an appeal on Thursday to overturn a permit granted for an Australian coal port to dump millions of cubic metres of sand near the Great Barrier Reef, arguing ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia permits dredge dumping near Great Barrier Reef for major coal port

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 09:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Australia’s Great Barrier Reef watchdog gave the green light on Friday for millions of cubic metres of dredged mud to be dumped near the fragile reef to create ... at the University of Queensland who was among 240 international scientists who urged the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to refuse the permit. “What we need to do is to stop putting pressure ...

  7. Business - Commodities

    Australia gives go-ahead to Adani's A$16.5b coal project

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... million tonnes a year, has sparked protests from green groups and marine tour operators worried about carbon pollution and export of the coal from a port near the Great Barrier Reef. Greenpeace ... of coal the mine will produce. A massive coal mine will do damage to the local environment BEN PEARSON, GREENPEACE "A massive coal mine that will damage the Great Barrier Reef and do damage ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Reef encounters

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:57am by Stuart Heaver

    ... of survival. With great enthusiasm he talks of the "cutting edge of coral science", which involves the creation of "designer reefs" that can withstand pollution and climate change- ... Heaver dips his toe into the murky world of local conservation Reef encounters Today is World Oceans Day and what better occasion is there for celebrating Hong Kong's own underwater natural ...

  9. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Asian-led groups win Australian casino bids

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:00am by AFP

    ... of the Great Barrier Reef gateway city of Cairns, include the construction of a casino, nine luxury hotels with 3,750 rooms, and one of the world's largest aquariums. ASF, a Chinese-Australian ... Knob has been criticised by some residents, who are afraid it could hurt local businesses and threaten the environment, including the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. In a separate ...

  10. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Tony Fung gambles A$8.5b on Macau-like gambling resort in Cairns

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:38am by BLOOM

    ... confident that Cairns can be a global destination," said Justin Fung, Tony Fung's son and chief executive of development company Aquis Resort at the Great Barrier Reef. "This ... 77 per cent of the city's only casino operator as part of a A$214 million takeover. "We're sitting on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef," he said. "As ...




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