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‘ScUber’ launches submarine trips to Great Barrier Reef

In what Uber is pitching as a world first, people in Queensland will be able to order a ride on a two-person submarine for A$1,500.

Great Barrier Reef on sixth life in 30,000 years, study says

Although the Great Barrier Reef has narrowly escaped total destruction five times, it may not do so for a sixth.

Australia pledges A$500 million to restore Great Barrier Reef

According to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the money spent will go towards improving water quality, tackling predators, and expanding restoration efforts.

Researchers find ‘catastrophic’ coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef experienced coral bleaching events that killed off much of its coral in 2016 and 2017.

Prince Charles backs ‘blue economy’ to save Great Barrier Reef

Prince Charles's proposed "blue economy" would promote the sustainable use of ocean resources to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Ultra-thin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage-listed site, which attracts millions of tourists each year, is reeling from significant bouts of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change.

Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish

The coral-eating starfish are naturally occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and agricultural run-off

Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Those that are successful will retain intellectual property rights and will be able to try to commercialise their innovation.

UNESCO leaves Great Barrier Reef off ‘in danger’ list

Despite endorsing Australia's management plan, the World Heritage Committee did express "serious concern" about the health of the reef.

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