Great Barrier Reef of Australia

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Cloud Brightening Technique To Prevent Coral Bleaching: Australia

To save the Great-Barrier Reef, scientists are sprinkling droplets of ocean water into the sky. Annually, high temperatures and warm waters bleach the corals of the Australian reef. "If we do it over an extended period for a few weeks to a couple of months when the corals are experiencing a marine heatwave, we can start to lower the water temperature over the Reef," explained Daniel Harrison project-head. 

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 - 11:45 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Climate Change, Cloud, Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Cloud Brightening Technique

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Before and after pictures of the Great Barrier Reef

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UNESCO Claims Australia's Great Barrier Reef To Be Listed Under "In Danger"

World Heritage Site, Great Barrier Reef in Australia should listed under "In Danger" list according to UNESCO. This development will be proposed during next month's meeting which may pressurize Australia, which has been reluctant to comply, to take immediate measures. After the first proposal in 2017, Canberra donated $2.2 billion to improve the reef but global warming, caused by fossil fuel burning has degraded it further.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 - 09:02 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Great Barrier Reef, Australia, UNESCO, global warming

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Detached Coral Reef Discovered

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Coral Reef Taller Than Eiffel Tower Found In Australia

A huge, detached coral reef taller than the Empire State Building and Eiffel Tower has been discovered in the Great Barrier Reef by Australian scientists. The blade-like reef, which is the first discovery in 120 years, is 500 meters tall and 1.5 kilometers wide and located 40 meters below the ocean surface. Dr. Robin Beaman-led team using an underwater robot, SuBastian, found the reef and further filmed the exploration and collected samples… read-more

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 06:12 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Eiffel Tower, Coral Reefs

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Great Barrier Reef

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Great Barrier Reef Witnesses 50% Decline In Coral Reefs Since 1990s

According to a study by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, the coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef have declined by around 50% since 1990s. The study which was conducted between 1995-2017 has attributed the decline to climate change. Reportedly, Great Barrier Reef has been subjected to many mass bleaching instances and experts warn, “There is no time to lose -- we must sharply decrease greenhouse gas emissions ASAP.”

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 01:02 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Great Barrier Reef, global warming

Courtesy: CNN Travel