Conflicts over coastal areas have largely been between development and preserving what makes these attractive places to live. Rising sea levels are now complicating our relationship with the coast.
The Great Barrier Reef is bleaching again. Without greater action on climate change and water quality, its World Heritage status could be listed as "in danger".
Academics are often in the vanguard of the fight to preserve heritage buildings but they are losing the battle on home turf as universities shed their 1960s and 1970s concrete skins.
In early 2016 reports appeared that vast swathes of mangroves had died in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It now appears heat and drought were to blame.
Unlike vision or touch, sound is much more difficult to control or avoid; music in particular spills across thresholds and intrudes into situations where it is unwelcome.
Southern Africa is further south than the ends of the migration routes of ducks from Europe to East and West Africa.
Everyone has probably heard about the physical benefits of having sex. But are you aware of the long list of psychological benefits?
Australians are likely to vote for longer parliamentary terms. They want fewer elections and are dissatisfied with politics.
A new study shows how Australian authorities are battling the invasive Asian tiger mosquito in Torres Strait, reducing risks of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks.
Regions that offer adquate amenities for residents have the best chance of converting long-distance commuters into the sort of new residents who can sustain regional prosperity.
Plus de sport, moins d’alcool : les bonnes résolutions du Nouvel An sont difficiles à tenir dans la durée. Sauf à s'appliquer, à soi-même, les principes de la thérapie comportementale.
If you want to stick to your New Year's resolutions, a behaviourist's approach might help you create and keep new, healthy habits.
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.