Australia unveils reef protection plan
The Australian government has announced a A$60m (£34m; $48m) plan to help improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef. The reef suffered mass coral bleaching events in 2016 and 2017, which scientists said were a result of warmer ocean temperatures. It has also endured damage from crown-of-thorns starfish and cyclones. The new money, to be spent in four ways, will particularly target starfish and soil erosion.