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Nitrogen & the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and was World Heritage listed in 1981. It is important for food, medicine and the economy, with its value as an asset being estimated to be $56 billion. But it is also under threat from climate change, severe weather events, over-fishing…
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Mossman Community Gathers to Discuss Water Quality

Water quality monitoring and community involvement were hot topics at a recent action day for the Mossman and Daintree catchments.More than 60 cane growers and community members heard from speakers about the latest water monitoring results, challenges and achievements at an event organised by the Wet Tropics Sugar Industry Partnership (WTSIP) and Mossman Agricultural Services.…
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Waterways Graded Good in 2018 Report Card

The quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef has improved according to the latest Wet Tropics Report Card. Released today, the Report Card grades nearly 90 per cent of the region’s freshwater rivers and estuaries as ‘Good’ or ‘Very good’, with the Daintree catchment the highest performer. Inshore and offshore marine areas fared…
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Herbert River Gully & Grazing Program

Reducing the amount of fine sediment entering waterways and flowing to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon is a major goal of the Herbert River Gully and Grazing Program. Research has shown that the Herbert catchment is a top-three contributor of fine sediment to the Great Barrier Reef. The other two are the Burdekin and Fitzroy catchments in the state’s…
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