Big wet fear for Reef from refinery | The Courier-Mail

QUEENSLAND is one wet season away from an environment disaster with the potential to destroy sections of the Great Barrier Reef. State Environment Minister Andrew Powell and his federal counterpart Tony Burke yesterday confirmed a serious environmental threat is developing … Continue reading

Clive Palmer ‘wants to dump tailings in reef’ | The Courier-Mail

Clive Palmer ‘wants to dump tailings in reef’ From: AAP June 25, 2012 12:46PM Increase Text Size Decrease Text Size Print Email Share 2THE Great Barrier Reef park authority should stand firm against mining magnate Clive Palmer‘s push to dump … Continue reading

AUSTRALIA’S MARINE PARKS PLAN

MARINE RESERVE NETWORK IS NOT WELL THOUGHT OUT. World’s largest marine reserve network unveiled AM By environment reporter Conor Duffy, staff Updated June 14, 2012 15:51:20 Video: Environment reporter Conor Duffy has the details on the marine park announcement (The … Continue reading

UNESCO REPORT TO WORLD HERITAGE MEETING IN ST PETERSBURG

GREAT BARRIER REEF – WORLD HERITAGE IN DANGER ? Draft Decision:    36 COM 7B.8 The World Heritage Committee, 1.    Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.    Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.    Welcomes the initial … Continue reading

Dugong anti-cruelty laws finally toughened by Qld Govt

Qld govt toughens dugong anti-cruelty laws 16:36 AEST Tue Jun 19 2012 Traditional hunting of turtles and dugongs will no longer be exempt from animal cruelty laws in Queensland. Agriculture Minister John McVeigh introduced legislation to state parliament on Tuesday … Continue reading

GLADSTONE DREDGING New harbour report finds plumes | Gladstone News | Local News in Gladstone | Gladstone Observer

New harbour report finds plumes GLADSTONE OBSERVER 19th June 2012 5:00 AM   NEW research into the health of Gladstone Harbour has contradicted last year’s state government-commissioned report. Research conducted by James Cook University found toxic dredging plumes in Gladstone … Continue reading

GLADSTONE DREDGING SPREADS 35 KM

Qld dredging plumes spread far: report12:13 AEST Mon Jun 18 Dredging plumes in Gladstone Harbour are spreading up to 35 kilometres out to sea, researchers have found.James Cook University researchers have studied satellite images of the spread of dredging sediment … Continue reading

Australia: Reef dugong numbers hit 20-year low

Andrea Frost ABC News 30 May 12 A researcher in north Queensland says the number of dugongs on the Great Barrier Reef is at its lowest level in 20 years. Professor Helene Marsh says last year’s cyclones and flooding damaged … Continue reading