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Australia to Scrap Plan for Dumping Near Great Barrier Reef


Environment  (tags: Great BarrierReef, environment, conservation, ecosystems, destruction, energy, government, GoodNews, wildlife, world, protection, pollution, oceans, nature, politics, humans, habitat )

Cal
- 17 days ago - reuters.com
Australia will abandon plans to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area in its effort to create the world's biggest coal port, the Australian Financial Review reported on Tuesday.



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Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 3:14 am
Glad to read-thanks,
 

Kerry Fowler (17)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 3:21 am
Thanks and Noted. This is good news indeed. Lets hope this is the end of it. But keep us posted if not.
 

Anteater Ants (86)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 3:26 am
good news
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 3:34 am
i'll believe it when i see it!
 

Ana MESNER (198)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 4:34 am
Thank you for good news Cal
 

Christeen Anderson (488)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 6:15 am
Thanks for waking up Australia.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 6:47 am
Good!
 

Natally Klaric (57)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 7:27 am
That is great news! Thanks for sharing Cal!
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 9:01 am
Great...but i remain skeptical. Thx Cal
 

Kathleen Mireault (52)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 10:01 am
Noted with surprized relief! Thanks, Cal. Not that we don't have to remain vigilant...
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 12:23 pm
Well....someone thought it might be a bad idea?

DUH!
 

Heidi Walderra (139)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 12:31 pm
Noted and shared
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 12:38 pm
Good news
 

Dave C. (214)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 1:05 pm
this sounds good, lets hope its so.....
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 1:36 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Dan(iel)) M. (24)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 1:55 pm
Noted
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 2:05 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Cal, it's great to read this.
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 4:00 pm
This is great news! The fight for the reef has been going on for along time and it would have been disastrous to the Reef. I am surprised I have not gotten ore emails about it. Thanks for the good news.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 6:36 pm
Noted. Even if they dump the dredged material on land the dredging alone will do great harm to the ocean and to all of the sea life in the area. For the good of the environment and the people of Australia they should abandon the coal project.
 

Julie W. (21)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 6:37 pm
It was a terrible idea in the first place. But this is probably not the end of i.-
 

Aurea Walker (201)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 9:10 pm
Do so hope it is TRUE! Perhaps the Aussies have gotten their bloody heads out of their arses. Now could we do the same with our own politicos and stop our frucking fracking. No more environmental destruction, it will kill us also!
 

rita uljee (5)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 12:54 am
Seeing is believing we`ve been here before.
 

Stella Gambardella (47)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 1:07 am
Una buona notizia. Resto in attesa per il futuro in merito. Grazie per la condivisione
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 1:28 am
Noted.
 

A F. (132)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 1:46 am
thanks
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 2:04 am
Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 4:09 am
Super news!!
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 5:48 am
Noted, I do hope this is true!
 

Terry H. (5)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 9:18 am
Next step, scrap the coal exports...
 

Lona Goudswaard (70)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 1:07 pm
I hope this news is true, it is a small step in the right direction. Taking the exploitation of Abot Point from the table would be the desired step to take.
 

Denise D. (9)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 6:45 pm
Thanks for sharing, Cal. Cool beans! Let's hope this is true!
 

Victoria Oakey (112)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 10:34 pm
Good news noted, ty.
 

Klaus Peters (12)
Friday September 5, 2014, 3:50 am
Looks like our votes have had the desired results. Hope there will be no back flip. This is a big win for the beautiful Barrier Reef.
 

Frances Darcy (219)
Sunday September 7, 2014, 2:45 am
Great news... but I agree with Julie W.
 

Jennifer H. (1)
Friday September 12, 2014, 8:54 pm
Boy, I sure hope this is accurate and that Australia finally realized the damage it would be doing to the reef. WooHoo.
 
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