Coral Sea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27623/all en Deadline nears for action to protect Great Barrier Reef http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/deadline-nears-action-protect-great-barrier-reef <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Australia has to take swift action to protect the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site, amid significant threats from industrial projects as a February deadline looms, environmental groups say.</p> <p>Heralded as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the reef is home to 400 types of coral, 240 species of birds and 1,500 species of fish. It is worth A$6 billion annually to the local economy in tourism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/deadline-nears-action-protect-great-barrier-reef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coral Sea Geography of Australia Great Barrier Reef Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 03:45:25 +0000 5738657 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian government pledges to protect Great Barrier Reef http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/australian-government-pledges-protect-great-barrier-reef <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jane Wardell</p> <p>SYDNEY, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The Australian government pledged to stop coal port or shipping developments that would cause damage to the Great Barrier Reef as it responded to a Friday deadline amid U.N. warnings that the reef's conservation status could be downgraded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/australian-government-pledges-protect-great-barrier-reef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coral Sea Great Barrier Reef Physical geography Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:30:29 +0000 5742537 at http://www.globalpost.com Greenpeace activists board Australian coal ship in reef protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/greenpeace-activists-board-australian-coal-ship-reef-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Six Greenpeace activists boarded a coal ship bound for South Korea near Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Wednesday, protesting against the expansion of the rich Australian coal industry and its impact on the World Heritage site.</p> <p>Environmentalists say the Great Barrier Reef, a popular tourist site worth about A$6 billion (4 billion pounds) a year to the Australia economy, is threatened by dredging, sedimentation and coal port and shipping development.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/greenpeace-activists-board-australian-coal-ship-reef-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coral Sea Education Great Barrier Reef Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues Technology War Watercraft Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:00:03 +0000 5823793 at http://www.globalpost.com