The Great Barrier Reef will not be added to a list of World Heritage Sites that are “in danger” after a UN panel on Friday agreed to defer a vote until 2022 amid intensive lobbying by Australia. A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) committee last month recommended …Read More »
Australia awaits Great Barrier Reef World Heritage ruling
The World Heritage Committee was set to consider Friday whether to add the Great Barrier Reef to UNESCO’s list of endangered sites, after high-level lobbying from Australia to prevent the move. The United Nations cultural agency recommended in June that the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its …Read More »
The Great Barrier Reef is in ‘danger,’ UN says. Australia disagrees
The Great Barrier Reef has deteriorated to such an extent it should be listed as a world heritage site “in danger,” a United Nations committee said Tuesday — prompting immediate backlash from the Australian government.Read More »
Death sentence for the Great Barrier Reef: Australia approves controversial coal mine.
One of India’s richest men just got the green light to start building a new coal mine in Australia despite fierce opposition from climate change campaigners. The Adani Group, owned by billionaire Gautam Adani, said in a statement it would begin construction of the Carmichael mine in Queensland after receiving …Read More »
Global Warming Drives Collapse Of Baby Corals In Great Barrier Reef.
The number of new corals on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has plunged by 89% since unprecedented bleaching events in 2016 and 2017, scientists say. The events, which damaged two-thirds of the world’s largest reef system, are now being blamed for triggering a collapse in coral re-growth last year. “Dead corals …Read More »