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The Great Barrier Reef is “in danger”: Australia pushes back

On Tuesday 29 November, a joint report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the UNESCO World Heritage Center (WHC) expressed concern over the status of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Australia, recommending that it “be inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger”. Citing “major threats that could have …

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Australia opposes 'endangered' barrier reef status

Australia opposes ‘endangered’ barrier reef status

A sea turtle swims above corals on Moore Reef in the Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland, eastern Australia, November 13, 2022. Sam McNeil/AP hide caption toggle caption Sam McNeil/AP A sea turtle swims above corals on Moore Reef in the Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland, eastern Australia, November 13, …

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UN mission joins growing calls to label Great Barrier Reef 'at risk'

UN mission joins growing calls to label Great Barrier Reef ‘at risk’

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem and one of the most biodiverse, is highly threatened by climate change and should be placed on a list of endangered World Heritage Sites, a recommended a mission supported by the United Nations. The mission’s report, released on Monday, said current conservation efforts were not …

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Great Barrier Reef should be placed on 'endangered' list, says UN-backed report |  CNN

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on ‘endangered’ list, says UN-backed report | CNN

CNN — The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of “endangered” World Heritage sites, a team of scientists have concluded after conducting a mission to the world’s largest coral reef system. In a new UN-backed report released on Monday, scientists said the reef faces major threats due to the climate crisis and …

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Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’ world heritage, says UN-backed report

A UN-backed mission to the Great Barrier Reef has concluded that the world’s largest coral reef system should be placed on a list of World Heritage Sites in Danger. The long-awaited report on the 10-day mission which took place in March said climate change presented a “serious challenge” to the values ​​which saw the reef …

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Record heat on the Great Barrier Reef raises fears of a second summer of coral bleaching

Ocean temperatures over parts of the Great Barrier Reef have reached record highs this month, raising fears of a second consecutive summer of massive coral bleaching. Data from the US government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows sea surface temperatures in the northern parts of the reef were the highest in any November since …

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Giving "Mother Nature" a helping hand on the Great Barrier Reef

Giving “Mother Nature” a helping hand on the Great Barrier Reef

Underwater gardens, where coral fragments grow, are part of efforts to protect reefs from climate change November 22, 2022 at 12:30 a.m. EST A shoal of fish swims through a rift in the coral along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Bleaching events caused by warming seas have caused significant damage to the reef. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The …

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Scientists try to strengthen the Great Barrier Reef in a warmer world

Scientists try to strengthen the Great Barrier Reef in a warmer world

By SAM McNEIL November 18, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/science-technology-corals-coral-reefs-pollution-2e02cb122441b466affd1a03957cd463 KONOMIE ISLAND, Australia (AP) — Beneath the turquoise waters off the Australian coast lies one of the natural wonders of the world, an underwater rainbow jungle teeming with life that scientists say shows some of the clearest signs of climate change to date. The Great Barrier Reef, …

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