Gulf Times - Great-Barrier-Reef
Australia to challenge Unesco downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Australia to challenge Unesco downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Australia said Tuesday it will strongly oppose a Unesco plan to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" over deterioration caused by climate change.

Qatar resident dies in bike accident in India

Qatar resident dies in bike accident in India

Jerry John, a resident of Qatar, died in a motorbike accident on Saturday in Kerala, India. He was 20.

'Cloud brightening' experiment may help cool Great Barrier Reef

'Cloud brightening' experiment may help cool Great Barrier Reef

Researchers trying to save the Great Barrier Reef are attempting to cool the unusually warm sea temperatures using ‘cloud brightening’, a geo-engineering technique designed to reflect more of the sun’s rays away ...

Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Fourth large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.

Australia unveils starfish-killing robot to protect Barrier Reef

Australia unveils starfish-killing robot to protect Barrier Reef

The robot would serve as a "robo reef protector" for the vast World Heritage site off Australia's northeastern coast.

Australia announces $379 million funding for Great Barrier Reef

Australia announces $379 million funding for Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef will receive A$500 million ($379.10 million) in new funding to restore water quality and protect the coral from starfish attacks, government ministers announced on Sunday.

Australia announces 60 million dollar plan to save Great Barrier Reef

Australia announces 60 million dollar plan to save Great Barrier Reef

Australia on Monday announced a plan to invest 60 million dollars (48 million US dollars) towards saving corals in the Great Barrier Reef.

Fourth tourist dies on Great Barrier Reef in weeks

Fourth tourist dies on Great Barrier Reef in weeks

A 75-year-old Japanese tourist died snorkeling on Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Wednesday, the fourth tourist to die on the reef in the past few weeks, it was reported.

Australia boosts spending to keep Reef off 'danger' list

Australia boosts spending to keep Reef off 'danger' list

Australia will spend A$1.3bn ($965.3mn) in the next five years to improve the water quality and wellbeing of the Great Barrier Reef to prevent the World Heritage Site being placed on the United Nations "in danger" list.

Mass coral bleaching casts shadow over future of Great Barrier Reef

Mass coral bleaching casts shadow over future of Great Barrier Reef

Mass coral bleaching has destroyed at least 35% of the northern and central Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists said on Monday, a major blow to the World Heritage Site.

Scientists alarmed at new Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

Scientists alarmed at new Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

Australian scientists managing the Great Barrier Reef have lifted their emergency response to the highest level following the publication of video footage of damage caused by coral bleaching.

Boy bitten by shark in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Boy bitten by shark in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

An 11-year-old boy swimming in the waters of Australia's Great Barrier Reef was mauled by a shark, the second attack in the area in four days.