If we don't do anything, humankind may lose the Great Barrier Reef by 2050 -- and its consequences are devastating.
The government officials of the Australian state of Queensland have recently approved a very controversial coal mining project that threatens the world’s biggest collection of coral formations: the Great Barrier Reef.
At least 114 of these sites, which were dubbed as being of great importance for their natural flora and fauna, were subjected to either oil extraction or under threat from other harmful industrial activities.
The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis.
There may be a new weapon against the Crown of Thorns Starfish. Scientists have found that simple household vinegar kills the starfish just as effectively as the current drug that's being used.