Australia Abandons Great Barrier Reef Sand Dump – Report

SYDNEY, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Australia will abandon plans to dump 3 million cubic metres of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area in its effort to create the world's biggest coal port, the Australian Financial Review reported on Tuesday. The fragile reef, which stretches 2,300 km (1,430 miles) along Australia's east coast, and sprawls over an area half the size of … [Read more...]

Australia Approves Dredging Near Barrier Reef For Coal Port

SYDNEY, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Australia approved on Tuesday major dredging work to expand a coal shipping port adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef in a bid to attract more coal mining. The nod for further dredging at the Abbot Point port follows agreements not to dispose of up to 12 million cubic metres of waste inside the reef and instead use the material for land … [Read more...]