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Saving The Great Barrier Reef Will Cost $6.3 Billion

If the Great Barrier Reef is to have a chance of recovering from the worst-ever bleaching event and survive into the future, Australia must significantly improve water quality by reducing pollution and sedimentation.

The cost: $6.3 billion (8.2 billion Australian dollars) over the next decade.

That’s according to a lengthy report commissioned by the Queensland government. The cost estimate is more than 10 times what Australia state and federal governments currently spend, The Guardian reports.

The majority of the expense ― $4.94 billion ― would go toward reducing by half the sediment runoff from the read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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