World’s largest coal ports in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area have been approved

Posted In Climate Change, News, Pollution
Dec
10

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Hay Point Coal Terminal, Queensland, Australia. Captions and Photo source: © Greenpeace / Tom Jefferson

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The Federal Government has approved controversial dredging off the Queensland coast that will help create one of the world’s largest coal ports in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area…

Read Full Article, “Greg Hunt approves dredging off Queensland to create huge coalport,” Guardian UK

Abbot Point coal port expansion in north Queensland approved amid new rules to protect Barrier Reef, ABC News

Cooking The Climate Wrecking The Reef:The Global Impact Of Coal Exports From Australia’s Galilee Bassin, Greenpeace (Uploaded 09-19-2012)
A coal basin near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef will rank among the world’s worst producers of carbon pollution if fully mined, Greenpeace said, as it warned of devastating consequences. ” Cooking The Climate Wrecking The Reef: The Global Impact Of Coal Exports From Australia’s Galilee Bassin”, is a Greenpeace Australia Report.

Coal Development Threatens Great Barrier Reef, Scientific American / Climate Wire

World Coal Consumption To Surpass Oil By 2020, The Huffington Post / Reuters

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