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Australia gives the nod to India-backed mine despite fears for reef

Adani hails the approval, which is subject to "strictest conditions in Australian history"
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 05:50

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Conservationists say the Carmichael mine project threatens the Great Barrier Reef and vulnerable species while worsening global climate change.

Sydney

AUSTRALIA on Thursday approved a controversial Indian-backed project to build one of the world's biggest coal mines despite conservationists' fears it threatens the Great Barrier Reef and vulnerable species while worsening global climate change.

The Queensland state project

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