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It is considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world today, yet right now the Great Barrier Reef that lays off the Queensland coast in Australia is under threat. It is decaying.
Its condition is worsening, but why? There are two main reasons – climate change and coal. The biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef is climate change. So far, virtually nothing is being done to avert this issue.
The other big threat that the Great Barrier Reef faces right now is the continual expansion of coal ports along the Queensland coast. In a controversial move earlier this year the Australian government approved a plan to dredge a port at Abbot Point in Queensland. It also allowed the dumping of thousands of tonnes of sediment in the sea.
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