Dolphin-watching tourism has pros and cons — so what should you think about next time you head out?
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting.
If winning first division in the lotto is very unlikely, why is playing so popular?
Are giraffes really facing extinction? The decline of these beloved animals - and many others – has been hidden in plain sight as Africa builds ever more roads, railways and cities.
Only about 5% of Australians live in the tropics, but it is not a mysterious or unopened land of limitless untapped potential. The ambition of northern development dates back to the 19th century.
The possible axing of the Green Army, which aimed to put thousands to work tending conservation projects, leaves many questions unanswered - the biggest being the reason for the sudden retreat.
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.
Plant-eating fish control the spread of seaweed and algae on coral reefs. New research explaining why populations of these fish vary from site to site could lead to better reef protection strategies.
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.
The jury is in and the debate is over: Earth’s sixth great extinction has arrived.
Research has found people with relationship experience, all else being equal, tend to be more romantically desirable than people without relationship experience.
The organisms that we're now discovering are often more hidden and more difficult to catch than ever before.
Months after record breaking coral bleaching, research teams are taking stock of the damage on the Great Barrier Reef.
Well-intended efforts to reduce food waste could threaten some birds and animal species, a new paper has warned.
Once upon a time dead coral was something to be celebrated on the Great Barrier Reef.
Wildlife in wilderness areas have more genetic diversity, which is better for their survival.
Seagrass is more than just a bit of sea greenery.
The marine reserves review has recommended major changes to the Coral Sea, but not for the better.