UNESCO Barrier Reef report says  ‘outstanding values’ have worsened; Tony Moore; Sydney Morning Herald

A report from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef management agencies to UNESCO says it is critical to keep atmospheric temperature increases to below 1.5 degrees to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Australia urged to avoid Great Barrier Reef’s possible ‘in danger’ status; Morung Express

Environmental organizations on Friday urged the Australian government to prevent the United Nations cultural agency from including the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, on the World Heritage endangered list.

Source: Australia urged to avoid Great Barrier Reef’s possible ‘in danger’ status | morungexpress.com

Call for Australia to show Unesco it’s ‘walking the walk’ on Great Barrier Reef; Graham Readfearn; Guardian

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Conservationists say climate change threat must be addressed to avoid reef’s inclusion on ‘in-danger’ list…

Source: Call for Australia to show Unesco it’s ‘walking the walk’ on Great Barrier Reef

Govt failed Barrier Reef: Greens senator; Michael Doyle; AAP

A report by the federal government on actions being taken to protect the Great Barrier Reef will be submitted to United Nations.

Source: Govt failed Barrier Reef: Greens senator

Climate change the biggest threat to Great Barrier Reef: Ley; Tony Moore; The Age

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How to visit the Great Barrier Reef — and help preserve it while you’re there; Keira Alexander; Travel + Leisure

A marine biologist explains how tourists can responsibly visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Source: How to visit the Great Barrier Reef — and help preserve it while you’re there

Is the Great Barrier Reef Still Worth Diving?; Kathryn Curzon; Sport Diver

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best-known dive destinations in the world but it’s not immune to the impact of our changing climate.

Source: Is the Great Barrier Reef Still Worth Diving?

Algae could ‘protect coral reefs from climate change’ and boost their defences; Tom Bawden; iNews

The algae are able to change their chemical make-up in response to the warming oceans…

Source: Algae could ‘protect coral reefs from climate change’ and boost their defences

How to Volunteer and Preserve the Great Barrier Reef; Nikos Vasilellis; SCUBA News

Make a difference to the Great Barrier Reef by volunteering.

Source: How to Volunteer and Preserve the Great Barrier Reef – SCUBA News

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.

Source: Stricter New Australia Law Aims To Help Save Great Barrier Reef

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

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

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.

Source: The Great Barrier Reef outlook is ‘very poor’. We have one last chance to save it

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…

Source: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in ‘very poor’ condition: government agency

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

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

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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

“Global action needed to save the world’s barrier reefs,” says UNESCO; Breaking Belize News

The  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling for all countries to do their part to combat climate change to help save the world’s remaining barrier reefs.

Source: “Global action needed to save the world’s barrier reefs,” says UNESCO

An Underwater Hotel Is Ready To Open In 2020 In Australia’s Great Barrier Reef; Break.com

We have always dreamed of being able to living underwater just like in the movies The Little Mermaid that we used to watch when we were kids. Now that dream will be not far away with a luxurious hotel underwater in Australia. Are you ready to fullfill your ocean dream and live a life like a mermaid?

Source: An Underwater Hotel Is Ready To Open In 2020 In Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – Break.com

Australia: Campaign Launches for Citizenship to be Granted to the Great Barrier Reef; NewsGram

The petition said that the ecosystem is being threatened by coal mining, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change inaction.

Source: Australia: Campaign Launches for Citizenship to be Granted to the Great Barrier Reef | NewsGram