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Great Barrier Reef saved from shale oil exploitation

Feature story | August 25, 2008 at 0:00

It's a victory for the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, with a 20-year moratorium on all new shale oil projects in the region. Led by the Save Our Foreshore group, the success shows just how powerful local, grassroots campaigns can be.

Submerged scientist slams shale oil

Feature story | July 22, 2008 at 0:00

A world renowned coral reef scientist Dr. Charlie Veron joined Greenpeace activists underwater to make a bold statement against the shale oil industry and for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef from climate change.

Mega coal mines threaten Great Barrier Reef

Blog entry by John Hepburn | March 14, 2012 5 comments

© Tom Jefferson/Greenpeace In our campaign to stop dangerous climate change, Greenpeace is taking on one of the most urgent issues: the enormous expansion of coal mining and coal exports from Australia. Not only does coal expansion...

Australia's Fair Game for Coal

Video | September 19, 2012 at 15:20

Coal barons are advancing on Australia. Let them know that our coral and our climate are not a playground for billionaires. www.savethereef.org.au

Activists board coal ship off of Great Barrier Reef

Video | April 24, 2013 at 7:09

This morning six volunteers boarded a bulk carrier filled with thermal coal, leaving Australia bound for Asia. We did this because Australia's coal exports are the nation’s greatest contribution to climate change and plans are underway to roughly...

The Great Barrier Reef

Slideshow | June 27, 2012

Coral bleaching

Background | August 22, 2007 at 17:52

Coral bleaching is a condition that can seriously damage and kill entire coral reefs. Corals contain microscopic algae called zooxanthellae that provide the coral with food and give them their vibrant colours. Rising ocean temperatures cause...

Global warming and its effects on the Great

Image | August 26, 2008 at 10:23

Global warming and its effects on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia feature. Aerial view of the Great Barrier reef off the Whitsunday Islands.Based on figures from The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) it is...

Underwater Banner Great Barrier Reef

Image | July 22, 2008 at 1:00

Renowned coral scientist Dr. Charlie Veron issued a dire warning about the fate of the Great Barrier Reef today when he joined Greenpeace divers in an underwater protest.

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