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Great Barrier Reef dredging could damage fish populations, says study

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Researchers at James Cook find that larvae development is significantly stunted by murky water and increased sediment

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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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Environment minister Greg Hunt admits Great Barrier Reef is in trouble

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Australia’s environment minister says the reef’s health has ‘some real negatives’ following the release of a new report

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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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UN expresses alarm about proposed dumping in Great Barrier Reef

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Approval for dumping dredged material as part of Abbot Point coal development could place site on Unesco list of shame

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Iconic Jamaican iguana under threat from $1.5bn Chinese port project

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Development will destroy Jamaica’s biggest nature reserve and fragile coastal areas, conservationists warn . . . → Read More: Iconic Jamaican iguana under threat from $1.5bn Chinese port project

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