Nickel mining is contaminating the waters of New Caledonia, and scientists are testing a commonly used approach for protecting metal from corrosion as a technique for removing metal from the ocean.
Researchers have found 3.5 billion-year-old fossilized microbial deposits in Western Australia, which could provide clues on the emergence of life on Earth — and other planets.
The method, which uses short DNA sequences to identify species, is fast becoming one of the most effective courtroom tools to prosecute wildlife crime.
Researchers are exploring cloud seeding and pushing cool water over heat-stressed corals as methods for protecting the reef.
Another severe bleaching event could soon hit the UNESCO world heritage site, according to scientists and tour operators.
A first of its kind study on the impacts of climate change and industrial-scale fishing highlights the need for multinational cooperation on conservation and fighting climate change.
Leaders in the U.S. and Australia are emphasizing clean coal technology — but it remains expensive and in the early stages of commercial deployment.
The avalanche, estimated at nearly 8 cubic miles of debris, may have triggered a 30-foot-high tsunami.
A succession of conservative governments in Australia cut funding for climate science and censored scientific reports, and researchers say political organizing is key in beating back attacks on scientific integrity.