Great Barrier Reef likely to be hit with another mass bleaching this summer, forecast shows

Mass bleaching in 2019 could undermine early signs of recovery on the reef, and portend its future as a system no longer dominated by coral. If another underwater heatwave hits, it would be the third mass bleaching on the reef in four years — something not predicted to occur regularly until the second half of the century.

Adani gets 20 per cent boost in coal exports via Abbot Point

Queensland's coordinator-general has granted Indian mining giant Adani a 20 per cent boost in coal export capacity through its Abbot Point terminal in north Queensland.

Eliminate coal to save Great Barrier Reef, climate authority warns

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns the world must virtually eliminate the use of coal for electricity by 2040 if there is to be a chance of saving even some of the Great Barrier Reef.

Public funds to kill crown-of-thorns funnelled through companies linked to tourism operators

More than $20 million of taxpayers' money allocated to protect the Great Barrier Reef has been funnelled through a series of companies linked to two tourism operators, one of whom is on the Government board making those funding decisions.

‘Value for taxpayers’ money’: Meet the scientist handed $443m to help save the Great Barrier Reef

Federal Labor has pledged to withdraw the $443 million given to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. But the foundation's decisions are led by science and free of undue influence, writes its chief scientist Peter J Mumby.