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Battle for the reef rages below the poll surface

There is a new threat to the Great Barrier Reef in the form of shipping and nearby mining, writes local journalist John Mikkelsen. Will anyone except the Greens talk about it?

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Fact check: coral reefs will not ‘bloom’ under climate change

Fresh research shows coral reefs may cope better with climate change than first thought — but reports that reefs are in the clear aren’t accurate. ANU’s Simon Copland examines what the research actually found.

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Crikey Blogs | ENVIRONMENT|

The Coral Sea: the ‘biodiversity hotspot’ no one knows about

It may not be as famous as its neighbour the Great Barrier Reef, but the Coral Sea is a global “biodiversity hotspot” for ocean predators, according to the first comprehensive study of the region, reports Amber Jamieson.

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National Geographic | ENVIRONMENT|

Lobsters take on Sea Urchins

Australian scientists are deploying an army urchin-eating lobsters to curb the coral reef damage caused by sea urchins.

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State of the planet

Indonesia’s corals threatened by climate change … World’s sunniest spots hint at energy bonanza … Google expands into alternative energy … Global warming sends salamanders packing … Furore as ban on crops lifted

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State of the planet

Australia scores badly on emissions … The road well travelled … Amphibian extinction may be worse than thought … Parrotfish on menu puts coral at risk

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State of the planet

The climate change factor … Climate change causing ancient Arctic ponds to dry up … ‘Scepticism’ over climate claims …. Hurricanes may be unlikely saviours of coral reefs

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