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Australian Coal Port Expansion Will Hasten the Great Barrier Reef’s Death, Activists Say

Australian Coal Port Expansion Will Hasten the Great Barrier Reef’s Death, Activists Say

Photo via Shutterstock With an apparent disregard for warnings from scientists, fishermen and even UNESCO, Australian environment minister Greg Hunt has approved plans for a massive expansion of a coal

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Half of World’s Coral Reefs Destroyed in Last 30 Years, According to New Survey

Half of World’s Coral Reefs Destroyed in Last 30 Years, According to New Survey

Half of the world's coral reefs have been destroyed over the past three decades, according to a recent Catlin Seaview Survey (CSS). In a race to document their decline, the CSS teamed up with Google

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Scientists to Use Google’s Underwater Street View to Better Understand Coral Reefs

Scientists to Use Google’s Underwater Street View to Better Understand Coral Reefs

The beauty of Google Street View is that it can instantly transport you to faraway places, giving you an on-the-ground perspective. Scientists in Australia have partnered with Google to produce stunning

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The Caribbean has Lost 80% of its Coral Reefs According to Catlin Seaview Survey

The Caribbean has Lost 80% of its Coral Reefs According to Catlin Seaview Survey

Coral reef photo from Shutterstock Overall, the world has already lost 40% of its corals due to pollution, climate change, and overfishing. Recently the Catlin Seaview Survey found that reefs in the

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US Navy Will Recover the Bombs it Dropped in the Great Barrier Reef

US Navy Will Recover the Bombs it Dropped in the Great Barrier Reef

Last week the US Navy was forced to dump four bombs into the blue waters of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a training exercise went wrong. After spotting civilian boats in

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US Military Drops Four Disabled Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef

US Military Drops Four Disabled Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef

The US military dropped four bombs weighing a total of 4,000 pounds on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park as part of a training exercise last week. The bombs, which were unarmed, were supposed to be

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Solar Powered Patrol Vessel Launches Next Year to Protect The Great Barrier Reef

Solar Powered Patrol Vessel Launches Next Year to Protect The Great Barrier Reef

Incat Crowther and Marine Engineering Consultants (MEC) recently announced plans to construct a 24 meter long-range Catamaran Patrol Vessel that will be used to protect the Great Barrier Reef World

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to Be Downgraded From World Heritage Site

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to Be Downgraded From World Heritage Site

Photo via Shutterstock The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) warned the Australian government on Saturday that it may downgrade the World Heritage status of the

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Report Finds That the Great Barrier Reef Has Lost 50% of its Coral Over the Past 27 Years

Report Finds That the Great Barrier Reef Has Lost 50% of its Coral Over the Past 27 Years

An alarming new study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) shows that the Great Barrier Reef has lost 50% of its coral cover over the past 27 years. The scientific group have attributed

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Google Adds Underwater Panoramic Sea Views To Study the World’s Reefs & Promote Awareness

Google Adds Underwater Panoramic Sea Views To Study the World’s Reefs & Promote Awareness

Earlier in the year, Google Maps and the Catlin Seaview Survey began their project to document some of the world's most beautiful reefs. The goal of the project was two-fold; first to give everyone the

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The Maldives To Become The World’s Largest Marine Reserve By 2017

The Maldives To Become The World’s Largest Marine Reserve By 2017

Just a few days after Australia officially created the world’s largest marine reserve, the President for the Republic of Maldives has announced that the state will become the first country to be a

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Australia Creates the World’s Largest Marine Reserve!

Australia Creates the World’s Largest Marine Reserve!

Australia just announced that it has officially created the world’s largest marine reserve, setting an impressive precedent for other countries when it comes to protecting the world's oceans. The

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Out-of-Control Freighter On Course to Collide with Great Barrier Reef is Diverted

Out-of-Control Freighter On Course to Collide with Great Barrier Reef is Diverted

A broken-down cargo ship in waters off the Australian coast drifted out-of-control towards the Great Barrier Reef recently, threatening one of the largest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet. The

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Stanford University Study finds that Global Ecosystems Being Permanently Damaged By Mankind

Stanford University Study finds that Global Ecosystems Being Permanently Damaged By Mankind

A team from Stanford University have released a report that states ecological chains worldwide are being damaged by human influence. Mankind's impact on the natural world is a subject of constant debate

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Google Dives Underwater to Launch “Sea View” of the Great Barrier Reef!

Google Dives Underwater to Launch “Sea View” of the Great Barrier Reef!

Can you imagine taking a deep dive into the largest natural coral formation on Earth without leaving your desk? A joint effort between Google, the University of Queensland, and the Caitlin Group will

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to be Protected by the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to be Protected by the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is an incredibly biodiverse spot that is home to countless forms of sea life - and now the Australian government has proposed plans to protect this vital site by turning

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Scientists Planning to Cryo-Freeze Coral Samples to Preserve Endangered Species

Scientists Planning to Cryo-Freeze Coral Samples to Preserve Endangered Species

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, is a vast underground cavern that holds almost every type of seed in the world. The idea behind it is that if there is ever a

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Australian Government Acts to Prevent Permanent Damage to Great Barrier Reef

Australian Government Acts to Prevent Permanent Damage to Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet and the only living thing that can be seen from space. It is also one of the cornerstones of the Australian tourism industry.

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