Sunday 21 September 2014

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Anger at coal port approval near Great Barrier Reef

Outrage from conservationists and the Australian Greens Party has greeted the decision of Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government to approve the creation of one of the world’s largest coal ports near the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Late yesterday, Environment …

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Govt dumps dredge spoils plan for Barrier Reef

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government has ruled against plans to dump dredge spoils into the World Heritage protected Great Barrier Reef off Gladstone in central Queensland. Federal Environment Minister Greg

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WWF: Qld govt port plan threatens Barrier Reef

A move by Queensland ‘s conservative Liberal National Party state government to designation five port areas for development has been strongly criticised for threatening the World Heritage listed

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WWF: ‘in danger” reprieve for Great Barrier Reef

Global environmental lobby group WWF says the World Heritage Committee has delayed a decision to list Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" until next year. WWF Great

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Australia’s Earth Hour puts whole world in dark

From Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge to Britain’s Buckingham Palace and India’s Taj Mahal, some of the world's greatest landmarks will briefly darken tomorrow night for Earth Hour.

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Govt moves on UN reef heritage status

Australia’s federal Labor government is strengthening its protection of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef to prevent the United Nations from stripping it of its status. However, the

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CSG project expansion, 2000 more Qld jobs

A massive $23 billion gas project in the northern Australian state of Queensland is to be expanded, creating an extra 2000 jobs in rural areas. The owners of the

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UN says Great Barrier Reef at crossroads

A United Nations (UN) mission has said an assessment by the minority federal Labor government that coal seam gas developments would have minimal impact on the World Heritage

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Orica investigated over Gladstone cyanide releases

Orica, the chemical company already involved in numerous chemical spill problems in New South Wales is now accused of releasing waste water containing high levels of cyanide into

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WWF says Aust govt may have misled on reef health

The global conservation group WWF has questioned whether the minority federal Labor government ignored its own science to mislead a UN agency about the health of the Great

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