ABC Radio Australia

11 October 2013

Australia's environmental community has gathered in Melbourne this week for the 25th anniversary of the Banksia Environmental Awards.

This year there were a record number of finalists competing for the Indigenous prize which was won by the Torres Strait Regional Authority's Land Sea Management Unit winning that, and then taking out the Banksia Gold award - beating all the other Australian and international prize winners. Read more




ABC 702

11 July 2013

Transcript of the interview of The Hon Mark Butler MP by Deborah Knight on ABC 702. Here Mark answers questions on the Great Barrier Reef and climate change.





Gladstone Observer

01 November 2013

THE whales have just gone and now the turtles are close behind, swimming into the beaches of The Discovery Coast.

We've just seen another bumper migration of mostly humpback whales, up and then back along the Queensland coastline. Read more




Brisbane Times

09 August 2013

Green turtles are swallowing plastic at twice the rate they did 25 years ago, according to a new study.

The finding is based on data collected across the globe since the late 1980s and analysed by researchers at the University of Queensland. Read more




9 News

22 January 2014

Delighted researchers say the largest loggerhead turtle rookery in the South Pacific is bouncing back after being battered by Queensland's wild weather last year.

The Mon Repos Conservation Park on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef was devastated by floods and cyclones, which swept away an estimated 60 per cent of last year's clutches of eggs. Read more




The Guardian

30 October 2014

Two species of lizard previously unknown to science have been uncovered in a remote part of far north Queensland.

Dr Conrad Hoskin, a researcher at James Cook university, found the two species after landing by helicopter in a largely inaccessible area of rainforest on top of the Melville range, about 170km north of Cooktown. Read more





Scientific American

25 July 2013

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said on Friday it would lead the effort to recover four unarmed bombs it was forced to drop in Australia's World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef marine park.

The U.S. 7th Fleet would take the lead in recovering the bombs, coordinating with Australian authorities to ensure "the environment is protected with the greatest care", it said in a statement. Read more



The Syndey Morning Herald

04 May 2013

The United Nations has put the Queensland and federal governments on notice that the Great Barrier Reef could be added to a list of endangered world heritage sites.

In a draft decision released Friday night, expected to be adopted when UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meets in Cambodia next month, it will be recommended the Great Barrier Reef be included in the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2014 ‘‘in the absence of a firm and demonstrable commitment’’ from the state and federal governments to take action. Read more




17 January 2014

Australia's Great Barrier Reef - the world's largest living organism - has been entrancing divers with its vivid colours and curious lifeforms for centuries.

But for one man, the glimpses he caught under water were not enough - he wanted to see more of the life hidden from most people. Read more




The University of Queensland

23 September 2013

The Catlin Seaview Survey last year made one of the great wonders of the world – Australia's Great Barrier Reef – accessible to anyone with an internet connection. 

Now the visual access to the reef that has been seen on Google Street View will go even further, with the launch of the Catlin Global Reef Record, a free online resource that will make the survey's imagery invaluable to scientific researchers. Read more





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