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'Death By a Thousand Cuts': Coal Boom Could Destroy Great Barrier Reef

Environment  (tags: GREAT BARRIER REEF, Great Barrier Reef, oceans, politics, world, environment, destruction, habitatdestruction, habitat, wildlife, conservation, ecosystems )

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef is rapidly losing its coral, to the point that UNESCO may soon place the natural wonder on its "in danger" list. Climate change is one culprit, but so is the country's booming extraction industry. Environmentalists warn that

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:23 am

Andreya B. (26)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:32 am
We can't let this happen!

Christeen Anderson (647)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:49 am
Agree 100% with Andreya-what she said goes double for me.

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 5:00 am
Their greed and careless nature makes those who profit from this our mortal enemies. I only wish there was some way to prevent this destruction. I used to want a marine aquarium. Now I realize what this would mean to our ecosystems. I can live with photos and paintings instead and wish everyone else could too!

Winn Adams (218)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 6:24 am
Very sad

Birgitta S. (206)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 7:27 am
like Andreya B. saying.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 7:32 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:04 am
This is what happens when you put money before all else and although i hate to say it but i have lived in Australia for many years it is a very materialistic society but it will one day backfire on them i think

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Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 10:51 am
We have to switch to clean energy and stop burning coal. (n, p, t)

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:02 pm
One very simple solution: scalar wave energy.

lee e. (114)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:09 pm
One moment I hear wonderful reports re Australian restrictions on fracking and then opposite reports on coal, they've suffered so much from climate change, last year they were having floods, weather systems and fire, I think I recall a drought as well - they do get extreme effects, hope they do become a model for dealing with this!

Lois Jordan (61)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 5:16 pm
Noted....sadly. I'm getting sick and tired of the excuse, "we need to stimulate the economy" with extracting dirty fossil fuels. This is grating on my last nerve. I need a short "time out" now......

Lisa Zilli (17)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:01 pm
Why do we continue to rely on fossil fuels so much?

Aeghiotissa Z. (6)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 9:46 pm

Monica D. (580)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 11:20 pm
Stop coal.

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:22 am
No more coal!

Suzanne B. (246)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:02 am
thank you!

Frances Darcy (231)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:51 am
More parts of the earth threatened , it is on-going...but must stop
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