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Bramble Cay melomys becomes first victim of human-induced climate change; goes extinct!

Bramble Cay melomys becomes first victim of human-induced climate change; goes extinct!

As per reports, the Bramble Cay melomys, a mammal native to the Great Barrier Reef, is nowhere to be found anymore.  

Bleaching kills 35 percent of coral in Great Barrier Reef

Bleaching kills 35 percent of coral in Great Barrier Reef

Results indicated that the worst affected area is located off the coast of Townsville and Papua New Guinea, while in the region located south of Cairns, the average mortality is 5 percent.

46 rescued from ship that caught fire off Australian coast

All 46 people aboard a tourist catamaran were rescued after the vessel caught fire and sank on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, police said.

Ocean alert: 93% of Great Barier Reef hit by coral bleaching – Watch!

Ocean alert: 93% of Great Barier Reef hit by coral bleaching – Watch!

Researchers contributing to Australia’s National Coral Bleaching Taskforce found that only 7 percent of the reef has avoided coral bleaching.

Australia shares concern for Great Barrier Reef

Australia shares concern for Great Barrier Reef

 Australia's environment minister on Friday said bleaching in the world-famous Great Barrier Reef is "major and significant", after renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough said climate change has put the attraction in "grave danger".

Great Barrier Reef experiencing 'worst coral bleaching' in years

Great Barrier Reef experiencing 'worst coral bleaching' in years

Stud reveals Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section.

Coral bleaching threat rises in the Great Barrier Reef

Coral bleaching threat rises in the Great Barrier Reef

Coral bleaching, a process in which corals lose their colour due to environmental stress, is a consequence of the rise in the superficial temperature of the sea to 33 degrees Celsius in February.

Ocean acidification already taking toll on coral reef growth

Ocean acidification already taking toll on coral reef growth

The research was conducted in a lagoon on the southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 2014.  

Adani to benefit as Australia approves key port expansion plan

Adani to benefit as Australia approves key port expansion plan

Australia on Tuesday approved a controversial coal port expansion plan to support projects, like Indian mining giant Adani's 6.5 billion dollar Carmichael mine.

Australia approves port expansion to support projects like Adani

Australia approves port expansion to support projects like Adani

Australia on Tuesday approved a controversial coal port expansion to support projects, like Indian mining giant Adani's 6.5 billion dollar Carmichael mine in Central Queensland, despite opposition from green groups which claim it will impact the fragile Great Barrier Reef.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef needs more care

Australia's Great Barrier Reef needs more care

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is deteriorating due to human activity, a new report released on Monday on the reef's health has shown.

'Terminator' robot to save Great Barrier Reef from starfish

 Australian researchers have developed the world's first robot designed to seek out and eliminate the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) that are wreaking havoc on the Great Barrier Reef's coral.

Warming oceans drive fish deeper

Warming oceans drive fish deeper

In response to rise in sea surface temperature, fish go deeper into water to escape the heat, says a new study.

Australian court revokes environmental approval for Adani's Carmichael coal mine

Australia`s Federal court on Wednesday overturned government environmental approval for the Carmichael coal mine under construction in the Australian outback by Indian conglomerate Adani Mining .

Adani suspends Australian project's engineering work over delay in approvals

Adani Enterprises on Monday said it has suspended engineering work at USD 16.5-billion Carmichael mine in Australia on account of delay in approvals.

Hopeful of Unesco nod for $16 billion Adani coal project: Australia

Land issues should be resolved in 2-3 months for the USD 16 billion Adani Carmichael coal project, which is at the centre of a controversy over the green lobby apprehending danger to the Great Barrier Reef, Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling said Friday.

Australia welcomes UN call on Great Barrier Reef

Australia has welcomed a draft decision by the United Nations to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its endangered list, saying Saturday the move was an endorsement of the government`s plans.

Great Barrier Reef kept off UNESCO ''danger'' list for now

A heritage committee of the UNESCO cultural agency stopped short of placing Australia`s Great Barrier Reef on an "in danger" list, but the ruling on Friday raised long-term concerns about its future.

Great Barrier Reef not in danger: UNESCO report

Great Barrier Reef not in danger: UNESCO report

UN heritage body UNESCO has recommended that the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest marine park off the Australian coast, should not be included in the World Heritage danger list, even as conservationists describe the outlook for the reef as "poor", a media report said on Friday.

Australia confident Great Barrier Reef not 'in danger'

Australia said today it was confident it had done enough to prevent the United Nations from listing the Great Barrier Reef, the world's biggest coral reef ecosystem, as being 'in danger'.