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UN, Scientists Alarmed Over Plan to Dump Dredged Mud In Great Barrier Reef – July 2, 2014

Australia’s coal port expansion project could place reef on UNESCO “World Heritage in Danger” list in 2015

After waffling about changing the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage Site status for the last two years, the United Nations recently let Australia off with a warning that the iconic reef could be added to the “World Heritage in Danger” list in 2015 if the country went ahead with a proposal to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

photo of a long pier on a coastline, wide sea and tropical clouds to the horizonPhoto © Tom Jefferson / GreenpeaceAbbot Point, surrounded by wetlands and coral reefs, is set to become the worlds largest… more

by: Brittany Patterson

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