Lack of government action on the risks of climate change and in many cases their active endorsement off projects that will have longterm negative impact on the future are galvanising a range of citizens and businesses into action.
Under current greenhouse gas pollution levels the Great Barrier Reef could be hit with catastrophic bleaching every two years by 2034, according to a new report.
Four major green groups are calling on the UN's environmental arm to carry out an urgent probe into the Turnbull government's failure to protect the reef from massive land clearing.
It is time to save the reef! After the success of last year's first swim for the reef in Mullumbimby organiser Josh Scott-Jouir is putting out the call to locals to get involved in raising money for the EDO through a swimathon in Mullum pool.
Local artists Carol Atkins and Zion Levy Stewart have been selected to take part in the combined enviro/arts project which has been initiated to highlight the significance of the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage areas in far north Queensland.
A Griffith University research team led by Mullumbimby-based scientist Acting Professor Andrew Brooks has taken out a prestigious 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for their work trying to save the Great Barrier Reef.
Andrew Hall, Ocean Shores. I had not realised how widespread the coal and mining industry's influence has spread through 'our' political system.
Remember that scene in James Bond movies? 007 is in a small room filling up with water. His time is running out. The water keeps rising. The tension is unbearable. Bond is running out of options. That’s what I think... Read More →
Raising money to help protect the reef, local metal work and mathematics teacher, Josh Scott-Jouir is joining the annual swimathon, held by environmental lawyers for the community EDO Qld to raise funds for vital legal work to protect the Reef.
Desmond Bellamy, special projects coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay The Great Barrier Reef, described by David Attenborough as one of the ‘greatest wonders’ on earth, is in grave danger. The latest government ‘report card’ on the reef gives it a... Read More →
She’s dead. At just 25 million years. It’s a tragedy. A human being should never outlive one of the natural wonders of the world. That would be like seeing Everest crumble, or the Victoria Falls dry up, the Northern Lights... Read More →
Sapoty Brook, Main Arm Handing out how-to-vote cards at a Tweed Heads pre-polling booth I struck upon the idea of saying ‘vote Green to save the Barrier Reef’. At one point two middle-aged men approached. I said my spiel to... Read More →
The removal of an entire section on the Great Barrier Reef from an international report on World Heritage and climate change has been justified by the Australian government because of the impact on tourism.
The Australian Greens are urging the Senate to block the Abbott government’s bill to gut public enforcement of environment law now being debated in the lower house.
Environmentalists says the idea of declaring Cairns a "priority port" while curbing new port development could still endanger the Great Barrier Reef.
Senator Christine Milne, Australian Greens. The Abbott and Palaszczuk governments must take heed of the warning from Great Barrier Reef scientists against the Galilee Basin coal mines, published in a new report in Nature Climate Change.
The newly sworn in Queensland Labor government has named Steven Miles – the ‘local dad’ ALP candidate for Mount Coot-Tha – as the state’s first Minister for the Great Barrier Reef.
Footage of a rescued turtle at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre www.cairnsturtlerehab.org The Australian Greens say they are proud to have ‘stopped the Abbott government’s plan to water down threatened species protection while also securing $300,000 in government funding for... Read More →
VIDEO: On Sunday, as many of us were unwinding at the beach, a small but dedicated group of people gathered on the Byron Bay foreshore to protest against the imminent destruction of the Great Barrier Reef,.
It is ironic that on the eve of Australia Day, thousands of Aussies will be rallying to save one of the country’s greatest landmarks and one of the world’s ecological wonders: the Great Barrier Reef.
The Galilee Blockade campaign was launched yesterday with a leaked video of Queensland premier Campbell Newman stating it would be a great idea not to mine the Galilee Basin.
Conservationists say Julie Bishop is using scare tactics to avoid having the Great Barrier Reef put on the World Heritage list.
A parliamentary report has recommended a moratorium on dredge spoil dumping in the Great Barrier Reef world heritage area.
Paul Brecht, Mullumbimby. The approval of dredging at Abbot Point in northern Queensland to allow a coal port and to allow for big ships to haul coal is environmental rape.
Sally Freeman, Byron Bay. I am really ashamed to be an Australian, with the pending coal mine dump site, at Abbot Point, given approval, by both the federal government and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.