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Australia begins selling pollution tax

Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard began Monday the mammoth task of selling a bold new tax on carbon emissions to sceptical voters, in a battle that could make or break her fragile rule.

Jul 11, 2011
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Gene secrets of the reef revealed

Australian scientists today announced they have sequenced the genome of the staghorn coral Acropora millepora, a major component of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide.

Jul 05, 2011
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Cyclone adds to Barrier Reef's flood woes

Hammered by a monster cyclone just weeks after flooding spewed toxic waste into its pristine waters, Australia's Great Barrier Reef could face a slow recovery due to climate change, experts warn.

Feb 06, 2011
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Turtle, dugongs 'at risk under climate change'

The "turtle and dugong capital of the world", the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait region, faces increased pressure under climate change from human actions such as fishing, hunting, onshore development ...

Oct 08, 2010
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Coral disease outbreaks linked to cooler temperatures

For the first time, scientists have linked mild water temperatures during the preceding winter period with outbreaks of coral diseases on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. By studying satellite measurements of unusual sea surface ...

Sep 17, 2010
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Scientists test Moreton Bay as coral 'lifeboat'

An international team of scientists has been exploring Moreton Bay, close to Brisbane, as a possible 'lifeboat' to save corals from the Great Barrier Reef at risk of extermination under climate change.

Jul 26, 2010
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