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Rear Vision - Podcast

ABC Radio National

News & Politics

We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.

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Protecting the Great Barrier Reef

July 17th, 2016

Episode 117 of 137 episodes

This year, the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by the most severe coral bleaching event on record, with climate change causing an increase in ocean temperatures. This has compounded existing strains on the reef with poor water quality, increasing industrial development, unsustainable fishing practices and other pressures causing a decline in corals and other marine animals.

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