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Jun 27, 2017


Live Science

Great Barrier Reef Worth $56 Billion
Live Science
Its biodiversity might be priceless, but the Great Barrier Reef has real economic value, a new report finds. Fifty-six billion dollars of real economic value, to be precise. The report, published by the financial consultancy Deloitte Access Economics ...
Great Barrier Reef supports 64000 jobs and generates $6.4 billion for Australian economy, Deloitte calculatesNational Geographic

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Great Barrier Reef's eye-popping $42B value makes it critical, report says
Fox News
A scientist measures coral mortality following bleaching on the northern Great Barrier Reef in October 2016. (Tane Sinclair-Taylor/ARC Center of Excellence via AP). A new report finds the Great Barrier Reef is too "critical" to fail—which is a problem ...


Washington Post

The Great Barrier Reef is literally a treasure. It's worth $42 billion
Washington Post
Some might argue that Australia's beloved Great Barrier Reef is a priceless natural wonder, but economists have just placed a number on its monetary value. Accounting for factors like the reef's contribution to tourism and fishing and even the amount ...
How much the Great Barrier Reef is worth, and what there is to loseCNN
Threatened Great Barrier Reef worth over $42 billion, says Deloitte reportCNBC
Australia's Great Barrier Reef Has Been Valued at a Whopping $42 BillionGizmodo
Telegraph.co.uk -IFLScience -Great Barrier Reef Foundation -National Geographic
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Kern Golden Empire

So how much is $42 billion?
Kern Golden Empire
In Australian dollars, the reef's value comes to A$56 billion, just short of the A$65 billion market capital of the National Bank of Australia. It contributes A$6.4 billion directly to the nation's economy annually. The reef supports 39,000 jobs ...

Jun 22, 2017


Courier Mail

Legal action launched over Great Barrier Reef oil spill
Courier Mail
COMMONWEALTH prosecutors are taking legal action against the master and owner of a ship allegedly responsible for an oil spill near the Great Barrier Reef two years ago. The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has opted to pursue ...

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ABC Online

Great Barrier Reef: 'Godfather of Coral' urges Adani approval rethink following recent bleaching events
ABC Online
The man known as the "Godfather of Coral" has called on the Turnbull Government to revoke its environmental approval for Adani's controversial $16-billion Carmichael coal mine proposal. A former chief scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine ...

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EcoWatch

How Dead Is the Great Barrier Reef?
EcoWatch
Worried about the future of the Great Barrier Reef? If so, you're not alone. Many publications have already written obituaries for the reef, despite the fact that it is not completely dead. Thanks to this video via Vox for sounding the alarm on this ...
Great Barrier Reef: Panama company charged, faces up to $17m ...ABC Online

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Jun 17, 2017


Natural Resources Defense Council

NRDC The Great Barrier Reef
Natural Resources Defense Council
A diver checks out the bleaching at Heron Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, in February 2016. The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Richard Vevers.

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Jun 3, 2017


The Guardian

Great Barrier Reef: Australia must act urgently on water quality, says Unesco
The Guardian
The Great Barrier Reef needs more urgent action on water quality, Unesco told Australia. Photograph: Chris Jones/Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef: Australia must act urgently on water quality, says Unesco.
Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The SameHuffPost
Is the Great Barrier Reef too big to fail? Unfortunately notIrish Times
Back-To-Back Mass Bleaching Decimates Australia's Great Barrier ReefDOGOnews
ABC Online -Newsweek -The Weather Network
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May 29, 2017


The Independent

Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved, Australian experts concede
The Independent
The Great Barrier Reef – a canary in the coal mine for global warming – can no longer be saved in its present form partly because of the “extraordinary rapidity” of climate change, experts have conceded. Instead, action should be taken to maintain the ...
The Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved by current efforts ...ScienceAlert
Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thoughtPhys.Org
Barrier Reef bleaching worse than expectedNEWS.com.au
Futurism -New Atlas -The Guardian
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