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UNESCO Worries Great Barrier Reef "in Danger" Options
Daemon
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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UNESCO Worries Great Barrier Reef "in Danger"

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and a dumping ground for dredged sediment if reef authorities have anything to say about it. A plan has been approved to dispose sediment there in January as part of a project to expand the Abbot Point port and make it one of the world's biggest coal ports, and this has UNESCO worried. The reef is already facing decline as a result of climate change, pollution, and other human activities, and the dumping could do further damage. UNESCO is now considering listing the natural wonder as a World Heritage in Danger site. More...
monamagda
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 3:19:57 PM

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I can not see Australia, one of the countries with greater ecology/environmentally awareness, allowing its Great Barrier Reef to be obliterated by tipping.
Everything in Australia is heavily regulated and monitored.... I hope they will wisely deal with this event....
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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:25:03 PM
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They're going to dump dredge sediment from port expansion onto the reef?! Somebody say it isn't so.
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