One creature's trash may be another creature's lunch, according to new research out of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, that suggests some Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution.
Longtime environmental activist (and actor) Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged to donate $7 million over the next two years to back marine conservation projects. DiCaprio, who has often said that he wanted to
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With an apparent disregard for warnings from scientists, fishermen and even UNESCO, Australian environment minister Greg Hunt has approved plans for a massive expansion of a coal
The beauty of Google Street View is that it can instantly transport you to faraway places, giving you an on-the-ground perspective. Scientists in Australia have partnered with Google to produce stunning
Last week the US Navy was forced to dump four bombs into the blue waters of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a training exercise went wrong. After spotting civilian boats in
An alarming new study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) shows that the Great Barrier Reef has lost 50% of its coral cover over the past 27 years. The scientific group have attributed
Earlier in the year, Google Maps and the Catlin Seaview Survey began their project to document some of the world's most beautiful reefs. The goal of the project was two-fold; first to give everyone the
A broken-down cargo ship in waters off the Australian coast drifted out-of-control towards the Great Barrier Reef recently, threatening one of the largest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet. The
A team from Stanford University have released a report that states ecological chains worldwide are being damaged by human influence. Mankind's impact on the natural world is a subject of constant debate
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, is a vast underground cavern that holds almost every type of seed in the world. The idea behind it is that if there is ever a
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet and the only living thing that can be seen from space. It is also one of the cornerstones of the Australian tourism industry.