News tagged with natural barrier

A hitchhiker's guide to pumice

A floating raft of pumice created by an underwater volcanic eruption near New Zealand, and teeming with marine hitchhikers, has been spotted in the northern Great Barrier Reef.

Sep 02, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

How coral cures your ills

Next time you successfully fight off a nasty infection, give thanks to the Great Barrier Reef. A dramatic discovery by an Australian team of scientists has revealed that the ability of humans to resist bacterial ...

Jul 01, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Mapping the heatwave toll

A study identifying those Australians who are most vulnerable to extreme heat will inform new ways to help communities manage the risks associated with heatwaves.

Jan 08, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0