Photo Gallery: Threats Mounting to Great Barrier Reef

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'Death By a Thousand Cuts' Coal Boom Could Destroy Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is rapidly losing its coral, to the point that UNESCO may soon place the natural wonder on its "in danger" list. Climate change is one culprit, but so is the country's booming extraction industry. Environmentalists warn that time is running out for the reef.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan