Stricter New Australia Law Aims To Help Save Great Barrier Reef; AFP

Australia introduced stricter new laws to limit agricultural run-off into the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef on Thursday, in an attempt to save the reef and keep its prized world heritage status.

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Save reefs to rescue all ecosystems; Tiffany H Morrison, Terry P Hughes, W Neil Adger, Katrina Brown, Jon Barnett & Maria Carmen Lemos; Nature

An approach that tackles the underlying causes of coral-reef decline could be applied to other habitats, argue Tiffany H. Morrison, Terry P. Hughes and colleagues.

Source: Save reefs to rescue all ecosystems

Josh Frydenberg overruled department to block Lord Howe Island wind turbines; Anne Davies; Guardian

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Exclusive: FOI documents reveal former environment minister took action despite support from islanders…

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Barrier Reef facing endangered list if run-off laws don’t pass, Environment Minister warns; Peter McCutcheon; ABC

The Queensland Government is expected to pass a bill today to introduce new mandatory farm run-off regulations to protect the reef, despite opposition from agricultural groups.

Source: Barrier Reef facing endangered list if run-off laws don’t pass, Environment Minister warns

Thousands Flock to Australia’s Uluru Before Climbing Is Banned on the Landmark Monolith; Ron Brackett; The Weather Channel

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is sacred to its traditional Aboriginal owners, known as Anangu.

Source: Thousands Flock to Australia’s Uluru Before Climbing Is Banned on the Landmark Monolith | The Weather Channel

Luxe Boutique Stay Where The Daintree Rainforest Meets The Great Barrier Reef; Luxury Escapes

Today’s Luxury Escapes Travel Deal: Luxe Boutique Stay Where The Daintree Rainforest Meets The Great Barrier Reef. Buy Now & Save 41% on Luxury Escapes Travel Deals.

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The things we keep: Why Australia must protect its national heritage; David Yencken; Foreground

Buildings, parks and places form the cultural roots of society, writes David Yencken AO in this extract from his new book on Australia’s national heritage.

Source: The things we keep: Why Australia must protect its national heritage

Unforgettable QLD Adventures To Experience As A Solo Traveller; Kassia Byrnes; Pedestrian

Travelling by yourself is a totally different way to experience the world. These are the best Queensland solo travel adventures.

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The Great Barrier Reef outlook is ‘very poor’. We have one last chance to save it; Terry Hughes; Conversation

It’s official. The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded to “very poor”, and the window to act is closing.

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in ‘very poor’ condition: government agency; Paulina Duran; Reuters

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in very poor condition because of climate change, over fishing and land clearing, a state agency said on Friday, as it downgraded the reef’s status to the lowest level, which could jeopardise its World Heritage status. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority…

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Great Barrier Reef outlook now ‘very poor’, Australian government review says; Lisa Cox & Adam Morton; Guardian

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Five-yearly report says climate change is escalating the threat and window of opportunity for action is now…

Source: Great Barrier Reef outlook now ‘very poor’, Australian government review says

5 alternative safaris for active adventurers; Suzanne King; Skyscanner’s Travel Blog

You’ve heard of (or maybe even seen) the Big Five, but what about these alternatives? From big cats to polar bears, these are safaris with a difference…

Source: 5 alternative safaris for active adventurers | Skyscanner’s Travel Blog

A Ballot Is Now Open to Stay (and Watch the Fireworks) on Cockatoo Island for New Year’s Eve; Che Marie-Trigg; Broadsheet

You have until August 25 to enter to stay in one of its houses or apartments.

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Amazing Destinations To Visit In Australia; Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj; CEOWORLD

From white sandy beaches to contrasting rugged mountains, Australia has something for every landscape lover out there.  Along with scenic beauty, Australia is also well known for heritage spots which have a long history. The natural habitats here were unexplored for a longer duration of time,  and that makes it the hottest travel destination for…

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Cultural landscape Down under; The Hans India

Victoria’s treasure, Budj Bim cultural landscape, has formally been recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage List…

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Tourists swarm over Ayer’s Rock ahead of ban against climbing; Jimmy Nsubuga; Metro

Climbers are making sure they take in all the sights on the iconic Uluru because they won’t be able to get there soon.

Source: Tourists swarm over Ayer’s Rock ahead of ban against climbing

Coral reefs rapidly die from marine heat waves — study; AFP

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Le Cordon Bleu’s global footprint: Studying, living and working abroad; The Ladders

Thanks to a global footprint that spans five continents and a growing presence in Asia, New Zealand and Australia, you can change your current career.

Source: Le Cordon Bleu’s global footprint: Studying, living and working abroad

How the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef Is Preserving the World’s Reefs One Fish at a Time; Julia Zaltzman; Robb’s Report

CEO Andy Ridley is working to get everybody—including yacht owners—aboard his preservation mission.

Source: How the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef Is Preserving the World’s Reefs One Fish at a Time

Splendid Shark Bay in Australia; Claire Marine; FuBiz

Once again, Tom Hegen brings us closer to nature. His new aerial photographic series was taken during his travel in Australia. It is a genuine visual pleasure…

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