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Coral Triangle could be last bastion for planet’s beleaguered reefs

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Major reef system in south-east Asia could be unusually resilient to climate change, Catlin Seaview Survey suggests

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Great Barrier Reef dangers: Unesco says Australia is listening at last

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Director general of UN cultural and heritage body hopes government’s plan for the reef will ‘reverse the trend’ of decline

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Abbot Point port developers to ditch Great Barrier Reef seabed dumping plan

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Developers are set to submit a new proposal in which dredged sediment is disposed of on land rather than at sea

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Government scientists ‘warned against dumping’ in Great Barrier Reef park

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Scientists were opposed to dumping millions of tonnes of dredged sediment but they were overruled

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The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill it

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The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This is not just an issue for Australia, it affects us all . . . → Read More: The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill it

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Great Barrier Reef’s decline buried in government reports, says agency

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Australian Institute of Marine Science says the government report on the Great Barrier Reef focuses on positive conclusions

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Coral reefs face heightened risk of fatal disease from dredging, says research

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Study finds sediment exposure can double risk of disease, raising questions over Abbot Point expansion impact on Great Barrier Reef

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Great Barrier Reef impact from dredging could cost ‘as much as $1bn’

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FOI documents reveal a wide disparity between cost estimates from developer and marine park authority

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Great Barrier Reef’s coral faces ravaging by expected El Niño

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Queensland scientists say research has shown rises in sea temperature for past 150 years has been linked to mass coral death

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Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection

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Major report warns that loss of grazing fish due to pollution and overfishing is a key driver of region’s coral decline

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