Before you rejoice over a possible solution to the ongoing plastic pollution problem, know that Great Barrier Reef corals that eat microplastics may be putting themselves at risk with their unique appetite, according to a new study.
Last September, conservationists were thrilled to see the Australian government rescind its plans to dump sediment from dredging into Great Barrier Reef waters. Now however, it has been revealed that four more dredging projects near the reef are still likely to occur, and sediment from these digs could still be dumped within the greater World Heritage Area.
Australia's grand plan to save the rapidly diminishing Great Barrier Reef won't work, the country's pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesday, let alone be able to maintain its current critical condition.
Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are diminishing, and scientists are blaming ocean acidification for their dangerously low growth rates, a new study describes.
Australia announced Monday its 35-year plan to save the Great Barrier Reef, which is under threat as a result of climate change, but some conservationists are saying that this is not good enough.
Conservationists have been slapping each other on the back this week after plans to dump five million metric tons of mud into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has been cancelled. However, people are now asking where the mud will go, and aren't getting much of an answer.