The 6 Biggest Threats to the World's Biggest Coral Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is under siege from climate change, coal mining, overfishing, and other threats.

(Photo: Ingo Arndt)

Apr 20, 2015· 0 MIN READ
Lauren Wade has worked as a photographer and editor for The Style Network, NBC, Daily Candy and elsewhere.
Emily J. Gertz is an associate editor for environment and wildlife at TakePart.

The Great Barrier Reef faces a panoply of threats from human activities. Click on the infographic to find out why the biggest reef on the planet is in peril.

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Top Threats to The Great Barrier Reef