AUSTRALIA’S BARRIER REEF SLIPS INTO POOR HEALTH

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SYDNEY: Australia hailed “solid” progress on water quality at the Great Barrier Reef on Wednesday but admitted that overall conditions were now “poor” as it battles United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization threats to downgrade its heritage status. Environment Minister Mark Butler released a report card showing that the reef’s health had slumped since 2009 because of cyclones and floods, despite progress on reducing agricultural runoff.

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