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'.

Flatback turtles swim against current to remain in Great Barrier Reef

Flatback turtles must counter the effects of currents from the moment they hatch, if they are to remain in the Great Barrier Reef in north-eastern Australia, a study published on Monday revealed.

Australia to widen curbs on shipping around Great Barrier Reef

Australia to widen curbs on shipping around Great Barrier Reef

Australia will more than double an area near the Great Barrier Reef subject to special curbs on shipping in a bid to protect the environmentally sensitive region, the government said on Saturday.

Slowdown after Ice Age sounds a warning for Great Barrier Reef's future

Slowdown after Ice Age sounds a warning for Great Barrier Reef's future

 New research investigating the effect of the Big Melt after the Ice Age can herald concern for the future of the Great Barrier Reef if more dredging projects go ahead.

Climate change threatens world's iconic ecosystems

Climate change threatens world's iconic ecosystems

 Without better local management, world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, warn researchers.

Blueprint ensures Great Barrier Reef future: Australia

Australia released its long-term blueprint to save the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying protecting the World Heritage site was a priority.

Plan ensures Great Barrier Reef future: Australia

 Australia released its long-term blueprint to save the Great Barrier Reef Saturday, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying protecting the World Heritage site was a priority.

Cyclone Nathan heads for Australia's east coast

 A cyclone in the Coral Sea is forecast to intensify before slamming into Australia`s northeast coast later this week, less than a month after the area was pummelled by one the most powerful cyclones on record to hit Australia, the national weather forecaster said on Tuesday.

Taiwan master of Great Barrier Reef ship charged: Police

The master of a Taiwanese ship has been charged with failing to take on a pilot to navigate Australia`s Great Barrier Reef, police said Monday.