Australia to Spend Billions to Save Great Barrier Reef
Friday, 2 December 2016 Australia will spend $1.3 billion ($965.3 million U.S.) in the next five years to improve the water quality and well-being of the Great Barrier Reef to keep the World Heritage Site from being placed on the United Nation’s “in danger” list. But activists say the money, in addition to the $1 billion fund announced earlier, is insufficient and want the government to take more concrete action to protect the reef. A negative rating for the Great Barrier Reef, located off the country’s...
The phenomenon of coral bleaching in the ocean is threatening the life of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The effects of global warming cause thousands of species to migrate in search of food for their livelihood, leaving the life cycle of corals and the oceanic eco-system at risk.
Unusually warm sea temperatures and the prospect for more to come have reef scientists worried that the Great Barrier Reef may experience another major coral... The Age - Front PageAlso reported by •Sydney Morning Herald