Tag Archive | Great Barrier Reef

“Great Barrier Reef Gets $379 Million Boost After Coral Dies Off”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-29/great-barrier-reef-gets-379-million-boost-after-coral-dies-off

The Great Barrier Reef is being given a A$500 million ($379 million) boost by Australia in the battle to save the world’s largest living structure as it faces mounting challenges such as climate change, agricultural runoff and a coral-eating starfish.

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“Great Barrier Reef: rising temperatures turning green sea turtles female”

A green sea turtle

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Rising temperatures are turning almost all green sea turtles in a Great Barrier Reefpopulation female, new research has found.

The scientific paper warned the skewed ratio could threaten the population’s future.

“Great Barrier Reef Sees Record Coral Deaths This Year”

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-29/great-barrier-reef-sees-record-coral-deaths-this-year

Warming oceans this year have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Tuesday.

“WWF buys shark fishing licence on Great Barrier Reef to scrap it”

A whitetip reef shark on the Great Barrier Reef. WWF says the long nets catch almost anything they pass over, including dugongs, dolphins and turtles.

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A conservation group has taken the unusual step of buying a commercial shark fishing licence on the Great Barrier Reef, and will retire it, saving the sharks that it would otherwise be used to catch.

“Record-Breaking Hot Ocean Temperatures Are Frying The Great Barrier Reef”

In total 93 percent of the reefs have been affected by coral bleaching -- many severely.

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The Great Barrier Reef’s coral is dying, and it may never be the same again.

Last month, as historically high ocean temperatures bathed the waters around the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian government raised the coral bleaching threat to the highest level possible.

Great Barrier Reef Averts Endangered Site Listing

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-29/great-barrier-reef-averts-endangered-site-listing

Australia has kept the Great Barrier Reef from being listed as endangered after Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government boosted efforts to protect the World Heritage site and popular tourist destination.

Activist Investors Become Environmental Activists

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-31/blackrock-joins-investors-in-flagging-barrier-reef-eco-risks.html

BlackRock Joins Investors in Flagging Barrier Reef Eco-Risks

The potential threats posed by coal and natural gas projects to the Great Barrier Reef are sparking everything from lawsuits to tweets from Hollywood stars.

They’re also prompting close scrutiny from investors as a global campaign against fossil fuels gains momentum.

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A new type of Activist Investor is emerging who places a higher value on the global environment than a growth is sales of fossil fuels.