Australia: Great Barrier Reef will be smothered with silt, because coal

Grist: Australia`s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - a supposedly protected natural area containing thousands of reefs, which together are visible from space and attract nearly $6 billion a year in tourism - is a pretty terrible place to dump loads of silt. But it`s happening: The federal agency that governs the reef approved plans to dump up to 3 million cubic meters of silt that will be dredged from the marine park to help carve a superhighway for tankers ferrying coal to Asia. It`s the final piece......

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