Mangrove forests could 'drown' due to sea level rise

A story featured by ABC News Darwin explains that the Top End's mangrove forests are highly vulnerable to sea level rise.   

Concern for the Roper River - ABC Country Hour

A new study into the potential for irrigated agriculture in the Roper River region, sparks concern. 

Grey nurse sharks discovered in NT waters

A population of grey nurse sharks that have been discovered just off the coast of the Tiwi Islands in Northern Territory waters. 

A decades worth of McArthur River Mine lead-zinc spills

An ABC News story featured online this week, saw former crewmen who worked on a McArthur River Mine barge, transporting lead-zinc concentrate, say that they have witnessed regular spills of the product overboard for a decade.  

Coral Bleaching in Northern Australia

Widespread coral bleaching is forecast for waters off the Northern Australia coast, due to above-average sea surface temperatures that occurred in late 2018.      

Bynoe Harbour Warming

Bynoe Harbour is a popular fishing destination. However, local fishing guide Graeme Williams has noticed an alarming trend - the waters are warming and this is impacting Barramundi.

A big threat to the Roper River

Right now, two of the Territory’s most precious places - the Roper River and Limmen Bight Marine Park - are at risk from the destructive impacts of this big mining.  100 tonne road trains, 8000 tonne barges, industrial ship loading facilities and 2 billion litre water extraction plans are all coming to the Roper River and Maria Island soon.

INPEX influence on NT Government marine programs revealed

ABC News Darwin reports that the Northern Territory's Department of Environment seeks "approval" from gas giant Inpex before it publicly releases any of its independent reports, documents, or allows their scientists to be interviewed by the media.

$Millions is owed to Territorians to care for their coasts

BREAKING: $Millions is owed to Territorians to care for their coasts. With impacts on the rise, our Top End coasts and seas deserve better than this.  

Timely New Report

A timely new report Economic Values of the Northern Territory Marine and Coastal Environments was launched at Parliament House on Thurs 7th June. Authored by some of Australia’s leading ecological economists this report shows that our coastal waters support over 6,000 jobs and contributes $2billion annually to the economy. This new report shows what is at risk if we fail to adequately manage and protect Top End coasts. Download the report here today.

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