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Student claims HSBC’s Great Barrier Reef ad a ‘blatant greenwash’
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Student claims HSBC’s Great Barrier Reef ad a ‘blatant greenwash’

The bank is being challenged by a 17-year-old for promoting products supporting the reef, while funding fossil fuel operations including the Adani mine.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Barrier Reef’s future depends on greater climate action: Warren Entsch

Barrier Reef’s future depends on greater climate action: Warren Entsch

The government’s Special Envoy to the Great Barrier Reef says Australia should undertake “accelerated changes to reach net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest”.

  • by Mike Foley
Scientists turn to risky plan B as the world fails on climate change

Scientists turn to risky plan B as the world fails on climate change

Some experts have called these measures “climate methadone”, warning of unintended consequences. Others argue we need to break the glass in an emergency.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Coalition argues over farm regulations to boost Great Barrier Reef health

Coalition argues over farm regulations to boost Great Barrier Reef health

Australia has just months to demonstrate the Great Barrier Reef should not be listed as in danger, but the government faces division over farm water laws to protect it.

  • by Mike Foley
No more excuses about danger to Great Barrier Reef
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No more excuses about danger to Great Barrier Reef

Thanks to intense lobbying, Australia convinced the World Heritage Committee to defer the reef’s “in danger” listing. But this pyrrhic victory may well have painted Australia into a corner.

  • by Terry Hughes
Barrier Reef tourism boss welcomes UNESCO’s 12-month ‘probation’

Barrier Reef tourism boss welcomes UNESCO’s 12-month ‘probation’

The decision to grant Australia a reprieve to avoid an “in-danger” listing for the Great Barrier Reef is “very positive”, says the head of the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators.

  • by Tony Moore
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Australia saves Barrier Reef World Heritage status, cops climate deadline

Australia saves Barrier Reef World Heritage status, cops climate deadline

Australia has delayed a vote to downgrade the World Heritage status of the Great Barrier Reef, but UNESCO demands greater action on climate and water quality.

  • by Mike Foley
Australia set to delay UNESCO ‘in danger’ ruling for Great Barrier Reef

Australia set to delay UNESCO ‘in danger’ ruling for Great Barrier Reef

Australia has gained enough international support to avoid UNESCO listing the Great Barrier Reef as an “in danger” World Heritage Site ahead of a vote later this week.

  • by Mike Foley
Why coral bleaching is like a bushfire

Why coral bleaching is like a bushfire

Climate change is increasing the frequency of bleaching events, just as it is making severe bushfires more common, which reduces the vibrant flora and fauna in each of these ecosystems.

  • by Mike Foley
Great Barrier Reef gets tick for coral regrowth but factors behind decline ‘getting worse’

Great Barrier Reef gets tick for coral regrowth but factors behind decline ‘getting worse’

Scientists say the World Heritage-listed site remains exposed to the effects of climate change, despite Australia’s campaign to block a proposed UNESCO “in-danger” rating.

  • by Mike Foley
‘We can again unite’: Qld makes last-minute Reef rescue plea to Canberra

‘We can again unite’: Qld makes last-minute Reef rescue plea to Canberra

Days out from a key UN vote on the health of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland’s Premier is seeking $2b in urgent Commonwealth announcements.

  • by Zach Hope