GREAT BARRIER REEF BLOG

Great Barrier Reef Blog

The Great Barrier Reef Blog is intended as a forum for discussion about the promotion and protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the life it sustains. There an numerous threats to the very existence of this natural wonder and here, we attempt to identify them and appropriate strategies for countering them. Unfortunately many power brokers believe that the Reef is either a insignificant dumping ground for the Oil and Gas industries, or a resource zone at the service of such. This is unimaginable considering that the decline of the Great Barrier Reef has been well documented by marine scientist, conservationists and locals alike.

We believe that by fostering discussion, transparency and community support for the protection of the Reef, it’s possible to change the tide of destruction and provide the Reef with what it needs the most, time to recover.

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GREAT BARRIER REEF – RADIO-ACTIVE QUEENSLAND – A GREAT STATE TO VISIT

Radioactive waste fears if Qld mines open By Cleo Fraser August 1, 2014, 3:23 pm Share Facebook Twitter G+ Pinterest Mail Queensland could be dotted with hidden deposits of low level radioactive waste if uranium was once again mined in … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – QUEENSLAND TO OPEN UP URANIUM MINING – THE MADMEN ARE IN CHARGE

Queensland Government’s new uranium mining framework opens the state to yellowcake exploration QLD Country Hour David Sparkes 3 Posted about 3 hours agoFri 1 Aug 2014, 3:16pm Photo: The open pit of the Mary Kathleen uranium mine in north-west Queensland … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF- COAL INDUSTRY’S LATEST PLAN TO DAMAGE THE REEF

Mining industry rejects claims ship-to-ship coal is unsafe Stephanie Smail reported this story on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 08:27:00 Listen to MP3 of this story ( minutes) | MP3 download CHRIS UHLMANN: The mining industry has hit back at criticism … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – SOME FACTS ON CARMICHAEL COAL MINE FROM EVOLUTION SOLAR

Australia to Build their Largest Coal Mine July 30, 2014 The Carmichael Coal and Rail Project in Queensland have been given the green light from Federal Environmental Minister, Greg Hunt. The $16.5 billion dollar project will put 60 animal species … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – GREG HUNT SHOULD RESIGN

Greg Hunt clashes with environment groups over Carmichael mine approval Minister says claims project will hurt water supply, cause emissions to spike and damage reef are politically motivated Greg Hunt: At capacity, the mine will remove 60m tonnes of coal … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – UNESCO OBJECTS TO PLAN TO LOAD COAL SHIPS IN MIDDLE OF REEF

Plan to load coal ships at sea in middle of Great Barrier Reef risks damage to reef, says UNESCO By the National Reporting Team’s Mark Willacy July 29, 2014, 5:28 pm ABC There are fears plans to let coal ships … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – CAN AUSTRALIA AFFORD SUCH A DELINQUENT ENVIRONMENT MINISTER AS HUNT ?

Greg Hunt says green-lighted Galilee Basin coal mine won’t have big impact on Great Barrier Reef By political reporter Karen Barlow and Stephanie Smail Posted 40 minutes ago Photo: Environmental groups are concerned the Carmichael Coal and Rail Project could … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – GETUP VIDEO PULLED BY YOUTUBE ?

  GetUp! fears ‘dirty tricks’ after YouTube pulls video Date July 28, 2014 – 3:52PM Peter Hannam Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald GetUp! video critical of Barrier Reef coal terminal taken down GetUp! says this video about energy group … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – HUNT GIVES GO-AHEAD TO GALILLEE COAL MINE

July 28, 2014 – 3:31PM 117 reading now Peter Hannam Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald Adani has big plans for Galiliee coal. Photo: Glenn Hunt ‘Dirty tricks’ claim as YouTube pulls GetUp! video Australia bets big on coal as … Continue reading