Traditional hunting poses no threat to dugongs.
The real threats to dugongs and turtles are not being addressed.
The Great Barrier Reef’s major threat is climate change.
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The government's latest report to UNESCO on the Great Barrier Reef paints a rosy picture.
Water quality is one of the biggest threats facing the Great Barrier Reef.
Australia will almost certainly miss its water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef.
Whitespotted surgeonfish (
Acanthurus guttatus), found in the Indo-Pacific, crop the upper portion of algae while feeding, preventing macroalgae from becoming established on reefs.
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.
Scientists assess coral deaths in the worst-affected part of the Reef in November 2016.
Andreas Dietzel, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.
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 great grey owl is imperiled by intensive logging of northern-hemisphere forests.
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The jury is in and the debate is over: Earth’s sixth great extinction has arrived.
Women are more likely to be attracted to a man who has been “chosen” before.
Research has found people with relationship experience, all else being equal, tend to be more romantically desirable than people without relationship experience.
Rainforests sustain stunning numbers of insect species, such as this Horny Devil Katydid from Ecuador.
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The organisms that we're now discovering are often more hidden and more difficult to catch than ever before.
Bleached corals are still alive, but they are starving, and often die in the following weeks.
Months after record breaking coral bleaching, research teams are taking stock of the damage on the Great Barrier Reef.
Trash or treasure? Some birds rely heavily on landfill to supplement their diet.
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Well-intended efforts to reduce food waste could threaten some birds and animal species, a new paper has warned.
Don’t write it off just yet.
Once upon a time dead coral was something to be celebrated on the Great Barrier Reef.
Cheetahs have extraordinarily low genetic diversity, placing them at risk.
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Wildlife in wilderness areas have more genetic diversity, which is better for their survival.
Seagrass meadows are often overlooked by the public but vital to the ocean ecosystem.
Seagrass is more than just a bit of sea greenery.
A booby family on a sandy cay in the Coral Sea.
The marine reserves review has recommended major changes to the Coral Sea, but not for the better.
Grey Mouse Lemurs enter torpor to conserve water.
Climate change has an impact on small mammals and some battle to survive. But some others have developed intriguing coping mechanisms to survive.
Blasted trees in the aftermath of a bomb test at Maralinga.
On September 27, 1956, an atomic mushroom cloud rose above the Maralinga plain - the first of seven British bomb tests. Why was Australia so keen to put UK military interests ahead of its own people?
The facilities were poor and some inmates were subjected to unsuccessful experimentation with a “vaccine” that used arsenic compounds.
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The lock hospitals inflicted incalculable traumas on Aboriginal people, wrenching them away from families and country.
In the SBS documentary series Who Do You Think You Are?, Peter Garrett traces the history of his grandmother, who worked in the “lock hospitals” as a nurse.
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Hundreds of Aboriginal people were incarcerated on Dorre and Bernier islands for "venereal disease" between 1908 and 1919. The lock hospitals were penal rather than therapeutic institutions.
Crocodiles are protected in Australia, but it wasn’t always so.
Should shooting crocs be allowed for elite hunters?
Lionel Shriver in 2014: her keynote address at the Brisbane Writers Festival on cultural appropriation has unleashed a torrent of opinion.
Lionel Shriver's controversial speech about cultural appropriation has made headlines around the world. But the debate need not be a binary one – novelists might approach characters from other cultures as 'thoughtful tourists'.