Australia to Dump Dredged Sand in Great Barrier Reef Waters, Adding to Site’s Mounting Woes

National Geographic: This week's decision to dump dredged sand and silt in Great Barrier Reef waters has prompted warnings that the troubled ecological treasure is one step closer to a spot on World Heritage's "list of shame." "We're going backwards on the reef-that's the sad truth," says WWF-Australia Reef Campaign Director Richard Leck. Last year the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) warned that without urgent management improvements,......

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