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Future of the Great Barrier Reef

The Reef 2050 plan has been rolled out by the Queensland government and it includes legislation to ban the dumping of dredge spoil over the reef and reduce the percentage of nitrogen and sediment runoff. It is a step in the right direction, but experts caution that this alone will not be enough. Australia is also supporting mining along the coast which seems counterproductive to their coral reef conservation efforts.

Read the whole plan here

 

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