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  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today’s State Party Report on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area shows the Australian Government has failed to meet key UNESCO recommendations to keep the Reef off the World Heritage in Danger list, prompting the Australian Greens to announce they will move amendments to federal environmental laws to enforce the recommendations and protect the […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government’s report to UNESCO on the health of the Great Barrier Reef is due tomorrow, and with little action taken, the risk of the Great Barrier Reef being put on the World Heritage In Danger list is real. “The Australian and Queensland governments have continued to treat the Reef like a coal and […]

  • 1 November 2013

    The Nature Conservancy has begun work to reconstruct Half Moon Reef, a once-massive oyster reef that has virtually disappeared over the last century in Matagorda Bay, one of the largest estuaries and most productive fisheries in Texas. During November and December, crews will install three miles of limestone reef rows to create a 45-acre reef, […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and WWF-Australia said today that Australia’s governments are putting the Great Barrier Reef at risk by failing to implement the World Heritage Committee recommendations around rapid industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef. WWF Australia’s Richard Leck, who has been attending the World Heritage Meeting as an observer, said Australia […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens are calling for urgent climate action based on advice by Professor Terry Hughes, co-author of new research in Science on poor management of World Heritage areas, including the Great Barrier Reef. “The Abbott and Palaszczuk governments need to take heed of this serious warning from one of the world’s leading coral reef […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has just announced that the construction of a new reef in the Piankatank River is currently underway. Crews are working about a half-mile from shore, using barges and cranes to place granite rock within the project limits. For the first time granite rock will be used to construct […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed Societe Generale’s decision to withdraw involvement in the Alpha coal mine, putting investment in port and rail infrastructure at Abbot Point in doubt. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said a lack of investor confidence in this and other port expansions is growing because they […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens today slammed the Queensland Resources Council’s latest Great Barrier Reef spin campaign as an attempt to distract from the obvious damage the coal and gas industries do to the Great Barrier Reef. “No PR campaign can absolve the coal lobby from responsibility for the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak resources sector body said it remains confident that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will continue to base its decision-making on the best available science. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said today that as a result of an expensive but transparently deceptive campaign by environmental activists to demonise port developments, […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens announced a new policy in Brisbane today to stop offshore dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef, being dug up at record rates for new coal and gas ports. “It’s time Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott started treating the Great Barrier Reef as a natural wonder of the world and […]

  • 18 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, based in Stockton-On-Tees, will provide the installation and trenching of submarine cables (power, inter-array, seismic) and umbilicals to its clients – oil & gas operators and contractors, energy companies, offshore wind farm developers, project management & engineering houses as well as product manufacturers. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical’s range of […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    To save the Great Barrier Reef from an ‘In Danger’ listing, the Abbott Government needs to follow the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations, instead of telling other countries to back off, as reported today. “The best way to avoid a World Heritage ‘In Danger’ listing, which would be a disaster for our tourism industry, is to […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has pointed to a new analysis of declining international demand for coal as more reasons why the massive industrial expansion of ports on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline must stop. The latest report from the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a group of financial analysts specialising in the economic risks of […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) reaffirmed its concern that the state and federal governments are failing to put the welfare of the Great Barrier Reef first, after more evidence has emerged of fast tracking plans for port expansion at Abbot Point. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said comments made by the […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds the Great Barrier Reef will suffer irreversible damage from coral bleaching and ocean acidification. “Today’s report confirms that the very future of our iconic Great Barrier Reef is at stake,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “Climate change of even 2 degrees of additional warming […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Reef Subsea announced today they have secured new premises in Aberdeen, Scotland, to gather their local teams and operations under one roof namely ‘Reef Subsea House’, located within Altens Industrial Estate, south of the city. The bespoke building will support Group’s companies to continue to develop their respective businesses on a global scale from this […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Project & Tenders

    Australian Environment Minister Mark Butler has decided to delay making a decision on an application to dump 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, 50kms from the Whitsunday Islands. The Minister’s decision has come just hours after his Government released a new report into the impacts of […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Resources Council’s Reef Facts television advertising campaign has resulted in thousands more Australians learning about current and future management challenges for the Great Barrier Reef. Chief Executive Michael Roche said today this initial television advertising campaign would wind up this evening, having achieved its objective. “This campaign was about encouraging factual inquiry so […]

  • 13 November 2012

    Australian Greens Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters, will host a public meeting in Gladstone tonight to discuss the future of the Great Barrier Reef, and the tourism and fishing industries that depend on it. The rash of port developments planned for the coastline could result in 55 Melbourne Cricket Grounds worth of dredging, with some […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Media reports that toxic marine pollutants may have been released into Gladstone Harbour due to inadequate testing by Gladstone Ports Corporation prior to dredging highlights the dangers of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, Felicity Wishart, said Australian […]

  • 9 July 2012

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is in the final days of its annual meeting. Last week’s decisions on the Great Barrier Reef have profound implications for its future protection and pose some tough questions for Environment Minister Tony Burke. The 21 countries of the World Heritage Committee endorsed the recommendations of the March Monitoring Mission, and […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    A report by independent experts has vindicated the campaign to rid the Reef of the impacts of dumping dredge spoil in the World Heritage waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The report ‘Synthesis of current knowledge of the biophysical impacts of dredging and disposal on the Great Barrier Reef’ was written by experts brought together […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens congratulate community campaigns to protect the Great Barrier Reef, which have brought about Labor’s change of policy on offshore dumping today. “Finally Labor has realized that Australians will not accept dumping in our Reef, after Labor failed to refuse the Abbot Point dumping and approved the Gladstone Harbor dumping disaster when in […]

  • 14 March 2012

    Australians are overwhelmingly opposed to the Government’s approvals for dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, revealed by a new Galaxy poll released today. “This is a stunning result – 91 per cent of Australians are against turning our World Heritage Great Barrier Reef into a rubbish dump, with only […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The peak representative body for Queensland minerals and energy exporters has welcomed the release overnight by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) of a draft decision on current and future management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage property. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche congratulated the Australian and Queensland governments for their work to […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters will challenge the Government today in Question Time on their plans to make profits from the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “The Australian Government has responsibility for protecting our World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, but instead is trying to turn a buck […]