Discrimination against trans women at Sydney's McIver's Ladies Baths is, sadly, just the latest in a long history of some Australians being excluded from the water.
The beach is synonymous with the Australian summer. But it has a long - and varied - history in this country too.
Over the past six months, tourists and locals have been shocked to see Byron's famous Main Beach literally disappearing. Satellite imagery and local knowledge has revealed what's going on.
Tourist businesses are having to shift from focusing on international visitors to domestic ones.
Knowledge about the movement of marine plastics will help reduce the impact of plastic pollution in water bodies.
As sand markets boom, entrepreneurs, organized crime and others are cashing in — leaving widespread environmental damage in their wake.
New research from Australia’s national science agency shows a huge amount of ocean plastic ends up on land, where it gets trapped.
Sandy beaches are densely populated and occupy more than one third of the global coastline.
Ghana needs to make use of the fact that people are environmentally conscious.
Sand may seem abundant when your toes are buried in it, but it's becoming scarce along many coastlines around the world.
Nigeria's government must encourage citizens to embrace a system where plastic never become waste.
'Building back better' refers to making communities more disaster-proof and resilient after they take a hit. But instead, some US owners are building back bigger homes in vulnerable places.
Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs have raw and untreated sewage from 3,500 people discharged directly into the Tasman Sea.
Just because a beach is accessible, has restaurants, lounge chairs and vendors, and is near a resort, does not mean it's safe.
Tempted to take your gear off at the beach this summer? Here's what you need to know about nudity and the law to keep yourself ... covered.
How far will we go to protect high-risk beachfront property? New research suggests local councils are too willing to spend public money to protect private landowners from coastal climate change.
How do the narrow ribbons of sand that line the Atlantic and Gulf coasts withstand the force of hurricanes? The answer lies in their shape-shifting abilities.
Many US coastal towns are building defenses to protect against rising seas and storms. This can encourage people to stay in place when they should be moving inland.
Roughly 10,000 tons of plastic enter the Great Lakes every year, and scientists want to know where it ends up. There are some parallels to ocean plastics, but also important differences.
What would you pay to keep trash off your favorite beach, or pollution away from a national park? Economists can tease these values out of our travel choices and use the numbers to help make policy.