Australian news, and some related international items

Coral bleaching: Taskforce says 93 per cent of Great Barrier Reef affected

April 20, 2016. FEDERAL Environment Minister Greg Hunt held an ­urgent phone hook-up with Palaszczuk Government ministers last night to discuss revelations that more than 90 per cent of the iconic Great Barrier Reef has been affected by coral bleaching. …

Queensland’s Environment Minister Steven Miles yesterday called on Mr Hunt to convene an urgent meeting of the country’s environment ministers in Cairns in a bid to address the latest shocking survey. He said the Commonwealth needed to form a climate policy that would help tackle the problem.

April 22, 2016 - Posted by | General News

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