Many Muslim minorities in China, particularly the Uyghurs, are arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned.
The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group living China's Xinjiang region. It is now estimated over one million Uyghurs have been arrested and imprisoned in China's vast network of "re-education" camps.
A jumping spider, which uses sharp eyesight to hunt its prey.
The natural world depends on insects to function, but they may be the next casualty of climate change.
Walking towards this tree, which grows only on a select few mist-shrouded mountainsides in Queensland, can feel like stepping into a prehistoric dinosaur-filled fantasy.
Shark Bay was hit by a brutal marine heatwave in 2011.
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Everyone knows the Great Barrier Reef is in peril. But a continent away, Western Australia's Shark Bay is also threatened by marine heatwaves that could alter this World Heritage ecosystem forever.
Keep slip slop slapping this summer.
Despite bans around the world, there's no empirical evidence sunscreens cause coral bleaching.
Blacktip reef sharks are one of the most common species on the Great Barrier Reef.
Banning fishing in no-take marine reserves on the Great Barrier Reef does not protect sharks as well as received wisdom would tell you.
Move over Benedict Cumberbatch, there's another oddly shaped pale figure stealing the limelight.
The irukandji jellyfish, up close.
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The irukandji jellyfish can be deadly and particularly hard to trace. However, emerging technology offers a solution.
Cairns has lots of hard grey infrastructure but much less green infrastructure that would reduce the impacts of the city’s growth.
Urbanisation is the main reason for rising temperatures and water pollution, but receives little attention in discussions about the health of water streams, reefs and oceans.
Setumpuk sampah di perut paus sperma yang terdampar di pantai Pulau Kapota Wakatobi, 19 November 2018.
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Temuan sampah di dalam tubuh paus ini menunjukkan bahwa sampah tidak hanya membawa masalah bagi manusia, tapi juga bagi hewan-hewan laut.
Sangalaki Island, Indonesia.
The Coral Reef Image Bank image provide by Simon Pierce.
Coral reefs are in trouble, but other marine species are also feeling the strain but are off the conservation radar.
Mountain biking seems harmless but can damage soil and scare wildlife.
National parks and nature reserves are vital for conservation, but are also great places for recreation. Balancing the two is tricky, but it can be done if we realise parks are not just playgrounds.
Rhododendron lochiae, photographed on Bell Peak.
Image by Dan McLeod
European settlers suspected Australia's high tropical forests hid native rhododendrons.
Many younger seachangers are moving to less populated places like Carlton Beach, Tasmania.
Once seen as being driven mainly by retirees, migration out of of our biggest cities to less crowded coastal regions is now being led by younger Australians.
Idiospermum is otherwise known as “idiot fruit” or ribbonwood.
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In a few idyllic parts of Queensland grows the idiot fruit, a tall tree with intricate flowers and some of the largest seeds in Australia.
Getting up close and personal can make you like sharks more, even if you already like them.
Sharks have a PR problem. But new research shows that shark ecotourism programs boost people's knowledge and attitudes towards shark conservation – even among those who are green-minded to begin with.
In refusing to strike out Smith’s claim, the court has accepted that it is arguable police could owe a common law duty of care to specific victims of domestic violence to protect them from preventable harm.
A Victorian woman claims police were negligent in failing to prevent breaches of protection orders against her ex-partner – a case that may open up new legal avenues in domestic violence cases.
Le trafic de cornes de rhinocéros est l’une des menaces principales qui pèse sur cette espèce.
Pour aider à sauvegarder les populations de rhinocéros, pourquoi ne pas accueillir ces animaux dans de grands parcs en Australie ?
Successive governments have seen the Great Barrier Reef not just as a scientific wonder, but as a channel to further economic development.
The $444 million awarded to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been criticised as a politically calculated move. But governments have been asking what the reef can do for them ever since colonial times.
Marine parks protect fragile ecosystems, like coral reefs.
What would you do if you saw a fisher breaking the law? Would you report the offender to the police? Confront them? Or would you do nothing? These choices affect the future of marine protected areas.