Australia: Ministers Ignore Industrial Threats to Great Barrier Reef

Environment News Service: The Australian and Queensland governments today pledged to protect the world`s longest coral reef under a new plan endorsed at the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum in Brisbane. But environmental advocates warn the ministers are ignoring alarm bells about industrial development rung by the United Nations. The 2013 Reef Water Quality Protection Plan is designed to guide initiatives to ensure that runoff from agriculture has no detrimental impact on the health and resilience of the Great Barrier......

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