Tropical coral reefs can be saved from climate change and other pressures, but the window of opportunity is closing. And reefs are guaranteed to be markedly different in the future.
South African economist is one of leading voices questioning the way we relate everything to a single statistic.
For the first time the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by mass bleaching in consecutive years, with only the reef's southernmost stretches having escaped both events unscathed.
As the Great Barrier Reef suffers a second wave of mass bleaching, there is a way to get involved.
The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis, as a second wave of coral bleaching hits. But the system of bodies and laws that protect it are getting more complicated – and less productive.
New research has uncovered a whole new way to combat the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish, by decoding the pheromones that they use to communicate.
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".
Regional solutions can spread across the planet.
In a year of coral bleaching, power blackouts, electricity arguments and Donald Trump, 2016 made the previous year's climate of environmental optimism rather difficult to maintain.
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.
Australia will almost certainly miss its water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef.
Two-thirds of the corals in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef have died on in the reef's worst-ever bleaching event, according to the latest underwater surveys.
We're going to miss the Great Barrier Reef's water quality targets unless we help farmers better
Queensland's planned new coal mine could impact the climate, the Great Barrier Reef, water, and local species. Yet still it has been declared as 'critical infrastructure' by the state government.
Months after record breaking coral bleaching, research teams are taking stock of the damage on the Great Barrier Reef.
Once upon a time dead coral was something to be celebrated on the Great Barrier Reef.
Australia has the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world, a vast ocean territory that contains important natural and biological resources. And it needs protecting.
Member of the Climate Council this week returned to one of the areas of the Great Barrier Reef that was worst affected by this year's coral bleaching. What they found was far from encouraging.
Just like humans, corals live with myriad microscopic organisms. We are just starting to understand this unseen world.