In a year of coral bleaching, power blackouts, electricity arguments and Donald Trump, 2016 made the previous year's climate of environmental optimism rather difficult to maintain.
The real threats to dugongs and turtles are not being addressed.
The government's latest report to UNESCO on the Great Barrier Reef paints a rosy picture.
Australia will almost certainly miss its water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef.
Two-thirds of the corals in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef have died on in the reef's worst-ever bleaching event, according to the latest underwater surveys.
We're going to miss the Great Barrier Reef's water quality targets unless we help farmers better
Queensland's planned new coal mine could impact the climate, the Great Barrier Reef, water, and local species. Yet still it has been declared as 'critical infrastructure' by the state government.
Months after record breaking coral bleaching, research teams are taking stock of the damage on the Great Barrier Reef.
Once upon a time dead coral was something to be celebrated on the Great Barrier Reef.
Australia has the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world, a vast ocean territory that contains important natural and biological resources. And it needs protecting.
Member of the Climate Council this week returned to one of the areas of the Great Barrier Reef that was worst affected by this year's coral bleaching. What they found was far from encouraging.
Just like humans, corals live with myriad microscopic organisms. We are just starting to understand this unseen world.
As scientists make a renewed push for greater action on climate change, a new installation at the Australian Museum brings home the fragility of our world.
A new report published by the Climate Institute says Australia could avoid lengthy heatwaves and help save the Great Barrier Reef by meeting the Paris Agreement's 1.5C global warming goal.
Limiting global warming to 1.5℃ already looks out of reach, so where do we go from here?
The ailing health of the Great Barrier Reef may be attracting more tourists, at least in the short term, with a survey showing many visitors were motivated to see it while they still have the chance.
A groundbreaking new economic study has found that investing A$8.2 billion would get us very close to hitting targets to cut water pollution into the Great Barrier Reef by 2025.
Not all of the world's coral reefs are in dire straits. Reef fisheries tend to do better in areas with strong ownership rights, and where people are closely involved in managing their local reefs.
Australia’s conservation laws presume that we can preserve everything in its natural state. But in a changing world, we'll have to be more flexible than that.
Coal dust and oil can spread toxic chemicals hundreds of kilometres out to sea. But Australia's monitoring guidelines do not meet the standards used in countries such as the United States.