Australia lowers Great Barrier Reef outlook to 'very poor'

CANBERRA, Australia — The government agency that manages Australia's Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals' condition from "poor" to "very poor" due to warming oceans.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's condition report on Friday is the latest bad news for the colorful coral network off the northeast Australian coast as climate change and coral bleaching take their toll.

The report finds the greatest threat to the reef remains climate change. Other threats are associated with coastal development, land-based water runoff and human activity such as illegal fishing.

Each five-year report published since the first in 2009 tracks continuing deterioration in the reef's condition.

Peaple also read these

Tesla's Musk discusses energy proposal with South...

Mar 11, 2017

US-AUSTRALIA-POWER-TESLA:Tesla's Musk discusses energy proposal with South Australian government

Study: Stopping global warming only way to save...

Mar 16, 2017

A study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef shows that reducing pollution and curbing overfishing...

Exclusive: Philippines allows suspended miners to...

Mar 24, 2017

US-PHILIPPINES-MINING-EXCLUSIVE:Exclusive: Philippines allows suspended miners to ship out nickel...

Lights go out around the world for 10th Earth Hour

Mar 26, 2017

US-AUSTRALIA-ENVIRONMENT-EARTH-HOUR:Lights go out around the world for 10th Earth Hour

Landslides, buckled tracks hit Australia coal...

Apr 4, 2017

US-AUSTRALIA-CYCLONE-COAL:Landslides, buckled tracks hit Australia coal exports in wake of cyclone

Sign up now!

About Us

Get the latest news and have a look at the innovations and technologies that are shaping the future and changing the world here in Futurally.

Latest News