Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.
Bob Brown on his latest environmental battle, and a critique of Labor.
Bob Brown joins the podcast to discuss the state of the Greens, Labor, and Australia's climate change policy
Just because coral is dying, doesn't mean marine life in reefs will end. New research found dead coral hosted 100 times more microscopic invertebrates than healthy coral.
How do we ensure solutions to climate change doesn't make biodiversity loss worse? Fifty of the world's leading researchers on biodiversity and climate have sought to answer this question.
Researchers found 16% of coral species have not been seen for many years. This finding is alarming, because local extinctions suggest global extinctions may be looming.
Federal environment minister Sussan Ley wrote an opinion article saying the reef didn't deserve to be the poster child for climate change perils. We disagree.
Australia has suggested a UNESCO recommendation to list the Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger' was motivated by politics. This is hardly the first such accusation levied at the organisation.
Sussan Ley and Terri Butler on the Great Barrier Reef being ‘in danger’
Michelle Grattan discusses the recommendation by UNESCO that the Great Barrier Reef be classified as "in danger" with Sussan Ley and Terri Butler
The development is significant for several reasons – not least that Australia's progress under the Paris Agreement is being linked to its stewardship of the reef.
This is not an imaginary future dystopia. It's a scientific projection of Australia under 3℃ of global warming – a future we must both strenuously try to avoid, but also prepare for.
We are only just beginning to understand the importance of this deep and hidden area of the inter-reef that supports a rich diversity of marine life.
Iconic ecosystems, from coral reefs to Tasmania's ancient forests, are collapsing across the continent and into Antarctica. It's not too late to act — in fact, our lives depend on it.
The health of five World Heritage sites in Australia has worsened, according to a sobering report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.
New research involving CRISPR technology has furthered our understanding of corals' gene functions. Specifically, it has revealed a mechanism underpinning how corals withstand heat stress.
Achieving a radically different tomorrow will require more than a purely technocratic approach. So now, imagine you are in the year 2050 ...
There are fundamental knowledge gaps around coral in the Great Barrier Reef, including how many species live there and where they're found. Our new study finally starts to fill those gaps.
National governments are using political lobbying and empty symbolic efforts to stave off an "in danger" listing for their World Heritage sites.
Restoring the reef represents one of the most significant science and technology challenges in the history of nature conservation.
We might need to ignore climate change right now if only to save our sanity, but it certainly hasn’t been ignoring us.