Fancy owning your own island paradise? Another Great Barrier Reef resort is on the market

Fancy owning your own island paradise? Another Great Barrier Reef resort is on the market

Updated May 03, 2018 06:32:38 Photo: Once famous for its beach parties, the Great Keppel Island Resort closed in 2008. (ABC Capricornia: Blythe Moore) In the 1990s it drew young tourists with the slogan ‘Get Wrecked’, and now Great Keppel Island Resort is on the market. A 162-hectare land holding …

Great Barrier Reef to get to $500m to tackle pollution and breed more resilient coral

Great Barrier Reef to get to $500m to tackle pollution and breed more resilient coral

Updated April 29, 2018 09:34:26 A $500 million package to help deal with the problems facing the Great Barrier Reef has been announced by the Federal Government. The funding, to be unveiled today, will go towards improving water quality, tackling the crown-of-thorns starfish, and expanding reef restoration. It will also …

Budget earmarks $500m to mitigate Great Barrier Reef climate change | Environment

The Turnbull government will allocate $500m to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. The funding, to be unveiled on Sunday and confirmed in the May budget, follows a recent study finding that 30% of the reef’s corals died in a catastrophic nine-month marine heatwave in …

Traditional owners capture Great Barrier Reef dreaming stories in new tourism venture

Traditional owners capture Great Barrier Reef dreaming stories in new tourism venture

Posted April 28, 2018 13:35:08 Photo: Cherissa Blackman’s son Jariya (Ngardu) Blackman-Bobbert performs in the Whitsundsays. (Supplied: Ngardu Cultural Heritage Tours) Related Story: Can you spot the emu in the sky? Related Story: Indigenous songlines map land, sea and country A little-known Dreaming story that explains the creation of the …

Liquid fertiliser study finds less harmful nitrogen run-off to Great Barrier Reef – ABC Rural

Liquid fertiliser study finds less harmful nitrogen run-off to Great Barrier Reef – ABC Rural

Efforts to keep nitrogen fertilisers on farm and away from the fragile Great Barrier Reef can be boosted by use of liquid fertilisers, a study has found. Research conducted in the north Queensland town of Ingham has proven the use of molasses, a sugar milling by-product, can slow the rate …

Coral on the Great Barrier Reef was ‘cooked’ during 2016 marine heatwave, study finds

Coral on the Great Barrier Reef was ‘cooked’ during 2016 marine heatwave, study finds

Updated April 19, 2018 05:25:30 Photo: A researcher surveys damage on the Great Barrier Reef following the March 2016 mass coral-bleaching event. (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies: Gergely Torda) Related Story: Severe coral bleaching hits two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef, aerial surveys show Related Story: New coral …

Great Barrier Reef’s microfibre problem increasing due to synthetic clothes, study finds

Great Barrier Reef’s microfibre problem increasing due to synthetic clothes, study finds

Posted April 11, 2018 19:02:03 Photo: Microfibres made up nearly 70 per cent of samples collected. (ABC North Queensland: David Chen) Related Story: Microplastic pollution of seafloor widespread along Australia’s south-east coast: study Related Story: Australia’s obsession with new clothes hurting the environment A survey of pollution on the Great …

Great Barrier Reef: conservationists campaign for net-free zone to protect dugongs | Environment

Conservationists plan to establish a commercial fishing net-free zone in the northern Great Barrier Reef by buying and retiring the area’s last remaining licence. WWF-Australia will launch a crowdfunding campaign to buy the 600m net operating out of Princess Charlotte Bay in the far north, which would effectively end gillnetting …

Great Barrier Reef cruise ship ‘close call’ coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns

Great Barrier Reef cruise ship ‘close call’ coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns

Updated March 21, 2018 10:57:25 Projections of a 250 per cent increase in shipping on the Great Barrier Reef over the next 20 years, coupled with a recent navigational infringement by a cruise ship, has prompted calls for a review of the marine park’s maritime management. On March 8, the …

Whitsunday helicopter crash: two killed during Great Barrier Reef flight | Australia news

Two people have died in a helicopter crash off Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has said. Five people were aboard the Eurocopter 120 when it went down near Hardy Reef pontoon at about 4.30pm on Wednesday, according to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. One person is in …