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Adani could hock T1 at Abbot Point to build new ports and risk the Great Barrier Reef

Wed 23 July 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed significant concern about plans, revealed in The Australian, that suggest Indian coal and energy company Adani is still determined to expand its port at Abbot Point.

Coal terminals, dredging putting Great Barrier Reef at risk, Senate inquiry told

Mon 21 July 2014
The fast-tracking of coal terminals and dredging along Queensland's coast was endangering the health of vital marine ecosystems, a conservation group has told a Senate inquiry.

Report dredges up fears for our harbour

Fri 18 July 2014
DISEASED coral will increase if dredging of the Gladstone harbour continues according to a report released yesterday that has linked dredging to degradation of reef marine life.

Study shows link between dredging and coral disease

Thu 17 July 2014
A LANDMARK new study has found dredging and dumping of sediment can double the risk of coral disease, renewing fears over a three million cubic metre spoil dumping proposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Study sparks renewed debate over dredging

Thu 17 July 2014
NEW research linking coral diseases to dredging has sparked renewed debate over the potential impact of the practice on the Great Barrier Reef.

Newman probe not payback: Palmer

Thu 17 July 2014
Clive Palmer says his party's push for an inquiry into the Newman government is about protecting the rights of Queenslanders, not political payback.

Seafood guide says five of top 11 species 'unsustainably managed'

Mon 14 July 2014
Snapper, shark (flake), blue grenadier and imported prawns, squid and octopus 'should be avoided'

The 7 best apps to make eating easier

Mon 14 July 2014
DOES the inability to walk into any supermarket/service station/relative’s house and pick up a snack without 25 minutes of consideration sound familiar?

'Research' whaling by Japan to resume as Tony Abbott voices opposition

Tue 8 July 2014
Shinzo Abe says whaling for science will resume in 2015, but insists Japan is a 'good international citizen'

Government quiet on whaling ahead of Abe visit

Sun 6 July 2014
Labor says it will raise Antarctic whaling with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week, as the Abbott Government withholds any plan to broach the thorny issue.

Port wants to to load coal between ships in middle of Great Barrier Reef

Thu 3 July 2014
Environmentalists fear ships could collide, spewing coal into world heritage-listed waters, disturbing fisheries and turtles.

Mitchell Ports proposes risky ship-to-ship coal transport project for Great Barrier Reef

Thu 3 July 2014
The Mitchell Ports’ application for a coal terminal facility at Hay Point, south of Mackay, involves an untested coal transport project in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and should not be allowed to go ahead, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Author Tim Winton in Sydney to promote marine conservation

Mon 30 June 2014
On Sunday June 15, celebrated Australian author Tim Winton appeared in Sydney to deliver a speech on marine conservation in conjunction with the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).

Who could be so cruel? Outrage as two critically endangered grey nurse sharks are found shot in the head

Wed 25 June 2014
Two endangered grey nurse sharks which are harmless to humans have been found dead on the seabed with bullet holes in their heads.

A major north Queensland coal project will no longer go ahead due to a downturn in the coal market

Fri 20 June 2014
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBPC) announced on Friday it had requested Queensland's coordinator general cancel the declaration of the Dudgeon Point Coal Terminals Project as a coordinated project.

Reef's environmental safeguards dying from short staffing

Fri 20 June 2014
THE passive approach to environmental regulation compliance in the federal Environment Department has sparked further concerns about the management of the Great Barrier Reef.

Drop Dudgeon Point coal port project and its impact on Reef urges AMCS

Fri 20 June 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society welcomes the announcement that North Queensland Bulk Ports is withdrawing plans for a massive new coal port at Dudgeon Point from the Coordinator General’s department.

More doubts over environmental management of the Great Barrier Reef

Fri 20 June 2014
An Australian National Audit Office review has today found serious deficiencies in the Federal Department of Environment’s monitoring of major projects, raising questions about the management of the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

World Heritage Committee stands firm on need for stronger Reef protection

Thu 19 June 2014
Fight for the Reef campaigners have welcomed the decision by the World Heritage Committee (just after 7pm Australian time) to maintain pressure on Australia to improve protection of the Great Barrier Reef and address threats from industrial port development, dredging, dumping, and poor water quality.

Worldwide support shown for protection of Australian World Heritage sites

Mon 16 June 2014
Imminent decisions from UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee have spurred a global response, as thousands around the world express their concern at the Australian Government’s failure to protect key environmental areas

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