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Great Barrier Reef


'Beyond Comprehension': In Just Two Years, Half of All Corals in 'Forever Damaged' Great Barrier Reef Have Died

Global warming, researchers warn, "is rapidly emerging as a universal threat to ecological integrity and function."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Great Barrier Reef Faces 'Terminal' Stage in Climate Change Fight

New aerial surveys show damage has spread to two-thirds of reef, up from one-third last year

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·


Sounding 'Death Knell' for Reef, Massive Australian Coal Project Heads Towards Completion

Indian energy giant Adani has secured approval for permanent rail line, temporary construction camp for its Carmichael project

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


'There Is Shame In All This': Naomi Klein Voices Rage as Reef Disappears

In video filmed at Great Barrier Reef, author Naomi Klein mourns decimation caused by 'extreme underwater heatwave'

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·


New Study Makes Clear: Saving Reefs Means Slashing Emissions

"To save coral reefs, we need to reduce our overreliance on fossil fuels.... Local management alone won't cut it."

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·


Surveying Damage on World Oceans Day, Experts Say Worst is Yet to Come

'We cannot continue to treat our seas as an out-of-sight, out-of-mind dumping ground.'

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·


Climate Change Has All But Destroyed Great Barrier Reef, Study Confirms

More than 90 percent of world's largest living ecosystem has been hit by "severe" coral bleaching

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·



'Red Alert': Great Barrier Reef Severe Bleaching Raised To Highest Threat Level

'The mining and burning of coal is driving climate change, warming our waters and bleaching the life and color out of our Reef.'

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·


Australia Approves 'Irresponsible' Coal Port Near Great Barrier Reef

"The federal Liberal and state Labor governments are teaming up to do Adani's dirty work to turn our Great Barrier Reef into a highway for coal ships to cook the planet."

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·