From cutting-edge research, to public education, journalism and even schoolkid scientists, Australia's best science was on display at the annual Eureka Prizes.
Protecting forests and wetlands, which absorb and store carbon, is one way to slow climate change. Scientists are proposing similar treatment for marine animals that help store carbon in the oceans.
One surprising potential benefit of sea-level rise is it helps coastal wetlands store more carbon.
Mangrove forests along the world's tropical and subtropical coasts store enormous quantities of 'blue' carbon – especially in river delta zones, where soil builds up quickly.
Study shows mangrove forests along desert coasts have potential to lock up large amounts of carbon and buffer against rising seas.