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Australia lowers Great Barrier Reef outlook to ‘very poor’

The government agency that manages Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals’ condition from “poor” to “very poor” due to warming oceans.


Great Barrier Reef is being battered by climate change, and it might only get worse

The damage caused in recent years to the Great Barrier Reef by ocean heat waves has compromised the massive reef’s ability to recover, and climate change could make the problem …


2 US tourists die in helicopter crash on Great Barrier Reef

A helicopter carrying American tourists crashed at a coral-viewing site on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, killing two and injuring two others, police said.


Great Barrier Reef bleaching again; scientists say only swift climate action can save it

Last year the Great Barrier Reef saw unprecedented bleaching due to extremely warm ocean temperatures. It was the reef’s third and worst severe bleaching event. But now, scientists say, yet …


Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths this year

Warming oceans this year have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Tuesday.