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Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Sharks in no-fishing zones in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park are more abundant when the coral is healthy, according to a study published September 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mario Espinoza from J ...

dateSep 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Extinction risk not the answer for reef futures

Leading coral reef scientists in Australia and the USA say there needs to be a new approach to protecting the future of marine ecosystems, with a shift away from the current focus on extinction threat.

dateNov 17, 2014 in Ecology
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Call to ban trade on iconic Nautilus seashell

An internationally renowned palaeontologist, who has recently joined the University of Adelaide, is calling for a global ban on the trade of the highly sought-after Nautilus seashell – including from Western ...

dateMay 28, 2014 in Ecology
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Sydney switches off for Earth Hour

Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness Saturday for the Earth Hour environmental campaign, among the first landmarks around the world to dim their lights for the event.

dateMar 29, 2014 in Environment
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Good news and bad news for coral reefs

Some good news for coral reefs: In 2014, President Obama expanded the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument in the central Pacific from about 87,000 square miles to 308,000 square miles. The Monument ...

dateFeb 10, 2015 in Environment
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Australia approves huge India-backed mine

Australia has given the go-ahead to a massive coal mine in Queensland state which Environment Minister Greg Hunt said Monday could ultimately provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians.

dateJul 28, 2014 in Environment
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