Articles tagged “great barrier reef”

Australia Still Split on How to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Australia Still Split on How to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Spenser Mestel, Bloomberg

Australia's unwillingness to accept what is happening to the Great Barrier Reef is tied up with its tourism industry. Officials are worried that highlighting the problem will scare off visitors. But burying your head in the sand isn't a coherent long-term strategy.

6 months ago

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Shows Signs of Recovery After Die-Off

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Shows Signs of Recovery After Die-Off

Colin Bertram, Bloomberg

The world's most famous attractions must already weigh the risks of overtourism, but the effects of climate change may be even harder to combat.

7 months ago

Behind the Campaign to Save Coral Reef Tourism

Behind the Campaign to Save Coral Reef Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Coral reefs are hurting, but they're not entirely washed up and defeated. They have a movement behind them that seems stronger than any save-the-oceans push in recent memory, and more travelers are aware of reefs because more are visiting them.

9 months ago

Coral Reefs Threatened as Global Bleaching Intensifies

Coral Reefs Threatened as Global Bleaching Intensifies

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press

As coral reefs around the world continue to deteriorate, the fate of the Earth's oceans hangs in the balance.

2 years ago

Australia Will Spend $739 Million to Help Protect Great Barrier Reef

Australia Will Spend $739 Million to Help Protect Great Barrier Reef

Victoria Batchelor, Bloomberg

It's unfortunate that the Great Barrier Reef is essentially a chess piece in an election campaign, rather than Australia helping to preserve it simply because it's the right thing to do.

3 years ago

Latest Threat to Great Barrier Reef UNESCO Site Is Nature, Not Man

Latest Threat to Great Barrier Reef UNESCO Site Is Nature, Not Man

Colin Packham, Bloomberg

Australia's most sensitive tourist attraction has been under threat by energy companies and terrible politics the last few years. Now it's Mother Nature's turn.

3 years ago

Australia Barely Keeps Great Barrier Reef Off Most Endangered Sites List

Australia Barely Keeps Great Barrier Reef Off Most Endangered Sites List

James Paton, Bloomberg

It's a testament to the ignorance of the leadership of many countries that massive blunders like this happen all the time.

4 years ago

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Dealt Another Blow, This Time From US Bombs

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Dealt Another Blow, This Time From US Bombs

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

Development, environmental degradation, and now bombs are putting one of the world's seven natural wonders continually at risk as Australia works to protect its ecosystem and the tourism dollars it attracts.

6 years ago

The political squabble that’s putting the Great Barrier Reef in jeopardy

The political squabble that’s putting the Great Barrier Reef in jeopardy

Oliver Milman, The Guardian

Australian leaders do not appreciate having their management of the reef compared to that of a third-world or developing country. So perhaps they should stop giving UNESCO and others reason to draw these conclusions.

6 years ago