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UNESCO: Australia's Great Barrier Reef Outlook Poor But Not 'In Danger'

The heritage committee of the UNESCO cultural agency said on Wednesday that the outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef was poor due to threats including pollution and climate change but stopped short of listing it as "in danger". Some environmental campaigners had urged the committee to declare the reef in danger, a ruling that would have put pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to take tougher conservation measures. The decision upheld a draft deal signed in May...

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