Australia: UN probes threat to barrier reef

BBC: A UN team has arrived in Australia to investigate possible damage to the Great Barrier Reef by the mining industry. Fears that coal exports and oil and gas exploration would jeopardise the reef prompted the Unesco delegation's visit. Environmentalists have urged the government to suspend mining development until a government review is completed. The reef is home to 400 types of coral and 1,500 species of fish. The Great Barrier Reef, which holds Unesco World Heritage status, lies off......

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