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Australia to Spend Billions to Save Great Barrier Reef

VOA News 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...
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News video: Great Barrier Reef Hit with Worst Coral Bleaching on Record

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Higher water temperatures in 2016 have hurt much of the corals in the Great Barrier Reef.

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