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Australia Wants to Breed Giant Snails to Save the Great Barrier Reef

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

If all goes well, the giant triton snails—or even just their scent—could stand guard over the declining reefs.

Giant sea snail plan to rescue Barrier Reef

A giant starfish-eating snail could be unleashed to help save the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Monday, with a trial underway to breed thousands of the rare species. Predatory crown-of-thorns starfish, which munch coral, are naturally-occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and run-off at the struggling World Heritage-listed ecosystem. Show More Summary

Protesters set to rally against Australia's biggest coal project

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Environmental activists are due to start a week of protests on Sunday against a major coal mining project they say will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef and contribute to global warming.

Coral loss on Palm Islands long precedes 2016 mass bleaching on Great Barrier Reef

Extensive loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure in Australia's Palm Islands region over the past century has been revealed in a new study.

Travel site votes Scotland 'most beautiful in the world'

With sights like the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, and The Great Barrier Reef, we have to admit, we live in a beautiful world. So when Rough Guide asked its readers to pick the most beautiful country in the world, they had a tall task tallying the votes. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Global 'community' rallies for the Reef

(ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies) Who cares about the Great Barrier Reef? Many people, and according to a paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some of the most passionately connected individuals can come from far away places, across the globe.

Global 'community' rallies for the Reef

Who cares about the Great Barrier Reef? Many people, and according to a paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some of the most passionately connected individuals can come from far away places, across the globe.

Coral reef fish are more resilient than we thought, study finds

At a time when the Great Barrier Reef and other coral reefs are facing unprecedented destruction, researchers in Australia have found a small ray of hope for the fish that make the reefs their home. Fish are more resilient to the effects of ocean acidification than scientists had previously thought, according to research published Thursday […]

The new Great Barrier Reef pollution plan is better, but still not good enough

The draft water quality improvement plan, released by the federal and Queensland governments this week, aims to reduce the pollution flowing from water catchments to the Great Barrier Reef over the next five years.

Algae fortifies coral reefs in past and present

The Great Barrier Reef, and most other large reefs around the world, owe their bulk in large part to a type of red algae that grows on corals and strengthens them. New research led by Anna Weiss, a Ph.D. candidate at The University of...Show More Summary

Algae fortifies coral reefs in past and present

(University of Texas at Austin) The Great Barrier Reef, and most other large reefs around the world, owe their bulk in large part to a type of red algae that grows on corals and strengthens them. New research led by Anna Weiss, a Ph.D. Show More Summary

Sub-tropical corals vulnerable, new study shows

The vulnerability and conservation value of sub-tropical reefs south of the Great Barrier Reef - regarded as climate change refuges – has been highlighted in a new study.

Mining Giant Adani Pollutes The Great Barrier Reef, Fights $12,000 Fine

Adani is fighting the Queensland Environment Department, rather than pay a $12,000 fine for polluting the Great Barrier Reef - a breach the mining giant reported itself. The Mackay Conservation group is calling for Adani to instead start engineering works on its Abbot Point port facility in North Queensland to make sure it doesn't happen again. More »      

A review on ocean acidification as a result of shipping emissions in harbors

In conjunction with global warming, ocean acidification has become a pressing problem, particularly in sensitive areas such as the Great Barrier Reef. Even though acidification from emissions is spatially non-uniform, it helps in understanding of changes in pH values in surface ocean waters. While averaged across the world’s oceans, ship emissions may have a relatively […]

Weeding: It's Not Just for Gardeners

By Kayla Keyes, Mote Marine Laboratory Recent news about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been grim: the most recent aerial survey of the reef identified a stretch of bleached coral over 900 miles (1500 km) long, and scientists have declared the reef to be in a terminal stage. Show More Summary

Australia to build superhighway for EVs beside Great Barrier Reef

An 1,118-mile stretch of coastline with charging stations. Continue reading Australia to build superhighway for EVs beside Great Barrier Reef Australia to build superhighway for EVs beside Great Barrier Reef originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Australia to build superhighway for electric vehicles beside Great Barrier Reef

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia is building a superhighway offering free charging stations in a bid to boost use of electric vehicles, the northeastern state of Queensland said on Thursday, most of its route fringed by the Great Barrier Reef tourist attraction.

This engineer has a wild plan to save coral reefs from climate change

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A different kind of pipeline. Snorkelers explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Arizona civil engineer Mo Ehsani thinks he has the answer to the global coral bleaching crisis — a pipe that delivers cool water to stressed corals. Bleaching, a consequence of climate change, is destroying...

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