New electronic tracking system trialled on Great Barrier Reef to improve safety for tourists

New electronic tracking system trialled on Great Barrier Reef to improve safety for tourists

Updated May 20, 2018 08:11:09 Photo: A researcher dives with one of the whale sharks known as Stumpy and Zorro at Ningaloo reef. (Supplied: Indian Ocean Imagery) A world-first electronic tracking system, which uses tourists’ handprints to identify and monitor them, is being trialled on the Great Barrier Reef to …

World Cup Journeys: Harry Kane is England’s great hope, but can he erase 52 years of hurt? – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

World Cup Journeys: Harry Kane is England’s great hope, but can he erase 52 years of hurt? – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

Posted May 17, 2018 04:43:57 Photo: Harry Kane has proven himself in the Premier League, but the World Cup is another level entirely. (ABC News: Tim Madden) Harry Kane is the sort of footballer the modern game is supposed to have left behind. External Link: Harry Kane is not your …

‘Alarmingly low’ oil supplies may prompt more drilling in Great Australian Bight, minister warns

‘Alarmingly low’ oil supplies may prompt more drilling in Great Australian Bight, minister warns

Posted May 15, 2018 17:15:01 Photo: Australia’s domestic oil production has tanked, with the Federal Government saying the Bight could play a vital role in energy security. (ABC Open contributor Marian Martin) Concerns about national security and energy supply could prompt further bids to drill for oil in the Great …

Warning Cape York land-clearing approval puts Great Barrier Reef at risk | Environment

The Turnbull government faces a test of its $500m budget commitment to protect the Great Barrier Reef, after federal environment officials ruled that a farmer could clear almost 2,000 hectares of Queensland forest. A draft report from the Department of Environment recommends that the clearing at Kingvale station on Cape …

Ben Simmons can be NBA great after stellar year with Philadelphia 76ers, if he can learn to shoot

Ben Simmons can be NBA great after stellar year with Philadelphia 76ers, if he can learn to shoot

By Mark Douglass Posted May 10, 2018 12:54:59 Photo: Australian Ben Simmons has enjoyed a remarkably rookie season in the NBA with Philadelphia 76ers. (Reuters/USA TODAY: Bill Streicher) Related Story: Ben Simmons is finally looking like a rookie as his team prepares to exit the NBA playoffs Related Story: Bogut …

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become ‘world’s biggest piece of marine debris’, critics say – Science News

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become ‘world’s biggest piece of marine debris’, critics say – Science News

In 2012, an 18-year-old Dutch entrepreneur told a TEDx audience he was designing a device to clean-up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Boyan Slat’s idea sounded like a novel concept that would quickly succumb to the insurmountable logistical issues of cleaning up 1.6 million square kilometres of plastic in deep, …

The great Australian outback flying mail service

The great Australian outback flying mail service

Posted May 06, 2018 05:32:47 For people living in some of the nation’s most remote and disadvantaged communities, a weekly air delivery service is a lifeline. Photo: Remote mail pilot Harvey Salameh says the best part of the job is meeting people along his route. (ABC Goldfields: Tom Joyner) As …

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 …

Gladys Berejiklian shares her personal story of family tragedy and great ambition

Gladys Berejiklian shares her personal story of family tragedy and great ambition

Posted May 03, 2018 00:02:15 Photo: Gladys Berejiklian is preparing to reveal details of her childhood and life for the first time. (Photo: supplied ) New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian will tonight share personal stories of her family’s connection to war-ravaged Syria and the Armenian genocide, as she steps …

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 …