Great Barrier Reef

Queensland election: Labor’s to lose?

<b>With the polls tight, One Nation on the rise and an Adani coal mine wild card, this weekend's Queensland election is on a knife-edge, writes Dr Lee</b> …

Environment

Blue Planet II: what have we learned so far?

The documentary’s marvels are not just new to television – many are new to science as well. From hyper-intelligent fish to the origin of life itself, we round up the series’s biggest discoveries<p>It is testament to the number of spectacles packed into Blue Planet II that the strategic change of …

Coral Reefs

The Charter File: Australia's Hidden Best

The manager at the exclusive, 40-room Lizard Island Resort calls The Pavilion building his second-best option. Don’t believe him.<p>Sure, the …

Yachts

WATCH: Astonishing moment UFO 'scatters CLOUDS'

GETTY • YOUTUBEAstonishing moment UFO 'scatters CLOUDS'<p>A video uploaded to YouTube by conspiracy theory channel Suspect Sky shows a strange white …

UFOs

5 Private Islands Where You Can Get Away From It All

As every nomad understands, there’s a difference between traveling and vacationing. Exploring a handful of Eastern European cities in a few weeks, hopping train to cab, cab to train, can be both a fulfilling and exhausting trek. But lounging by the aqua-blue of the ocean, as cocktails are brought …

Beaches

Complete Australia travel guide: all the essentials and practical tips

Australia is a country like no other. Its sheer dimensions, its unique nature and wildlife and its variety of unmistakeable locations make Australia …

Australia

Oz by Campervan: Top Tips for an Amazing Australia Road Trip

Driving across Australia is a bucket list item for many – and with so many things to see and do along the way, it can be tough to know where to …

Road Trips

On My Dream East Coast Of Australia Road Trip (Sports Edition)

How many sports-crazy countries can you think of, off the top of your head? (football-crazy countries don’t count). There are two standouts for …

Australia

Australia’s most spectacular road trips

Is there any nation on earth that has a more staggeringly, bewilderingly, all-round awe-inspiring selection of road trips than Australia? If so, we’d like to see it. In the meantime, check your oil and your water, strap yourself in, and get set to go…

Australia

Australia’s best road trips for adventurers

More often than not, the driving part of a road trip is just the tip of the adventure. Here’s a conversation starter: is a great road trip about the journey or the destination?<p>Whatever your opinion, consider driving to one of these classic Aussie destinations for an adventure that promises just as …

Australia

Great Barrier Reef Gets a Price Tag

November 17th, 2017, 4:44 AM UTC<p>Australia's Great Barrier Reef has long been under siege from climate change, agricultural runoff and illegal …

Business

Liquid salts may fuel the future – and save our reefs

When Monash chemistry Professor Doug MacFarlane was a PhD student at Purdue University in Indiana, he worked on “liquid salts” for use in preserving …

Frozen

Lively Earth enthralls when viewed from sky

Scientists have been using satellites to check natural processes, events of living systems and human activities which determine the present and the …

Climate Change

Highlights from Bonn, hunting trophies and newts – green news roundup

The week’s top environment news stories and green events. If you are not already receiving this roundup, sign up here to get the briefing delivered to your inbox<p>Environment news<p>Lions next in line of fire as US rolls back curbs on African hunting trophies<br>• Nurseries ban glitter in pre-Christmas drive …

Environment

How Much Is the Great Barrier Reef Worth? Economists Just Figured it Out

As mankind puts the world’s largest living structure at risk, economists have come up with a new solution: put a price tag on it.<p>Australia’s Great …

Oceans

Climate Change Could Wipe Out 80% Of Fish In The Pacific Islands

Pacific Island nations are highly dependent on fisheries as a food source.<p>If the risk of losing the Great Barrier Reef wasn’t bad enough, a new study …

Climate Change

How Does Travel Transform You After 9 Years of Backpacking the World?

Nearly a decade of travel. The top left is my final day as a Los Angeleno, and the other three are from France, Kyrgyzstan, and Vietnam — all places …

Mind

FCC approves loosening media ownership rules in split vote

The Federal Communications Commission also makes other moves to strip away regulations -- actions that Democrats say will harm consumers.<p>The Republican-led FCC is making good on its promise to deregulate the communications industry, including a revamp of media ownership rules that will make it …

Internet

David Suggett – AMP’s Tomorrow Fund

David has devoted his career to studying coral reefs, which are home to more than a quarter of the world’s marine life. With the Great Barrier Reef …

Tim Cook tweets congratulations to Australia but uses NZ flag

Australia's nation-wide vote on marriage equality resulted in favour of gay marriage on Wednesday. Cook tweeted in celebration -- but used the wrong flag.<p>Wednesday morning was big for Australia. The country's Same Sex Marriage survey result was announced, with a 61 percent vote in favour of …

Tim Cook

Explainer: mass coral spawning, a wonder of the natural world

During the late spring, corals on the Great Barrier Reef release little balls that float to the ocean surface in a slow motion upside-down …

Oceans

Hanson's 'battler bus' takes the anti-immigrant road in Australia

TOWNSVILLE, Australia (Reuters) - It was early morning last Thursday when Pauline Hanson’s rented “battler” bus started hissing so loudly the election campaign was halted at a petrol station on a stretch of desolate highway near a remote edge of Australia.<p>Unable to get to the rural Queensland state …

Australia

Labor says no to Adani but yes to $5b Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

The contentious Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, derided by Labor as a $5 billion National Party slush fund, will survive, finance …

Australian Labor Party

Qld leaders to face off in People's Forum

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls are about to face off in the only debate of the state election …

Tim Nicholls

2017 Top Travel Specialists We Trust

Whether it’s dune boarding in the Sahara or baking alongside locals in Sicily, the right “experience maker” will intuit your desires before you even know what they are—then they’ll make them happen. These travel specialists can do exactly that, no matter what your interests are.<p>The more …

Travel

62 Natural Wonders of the World at Risk From Climate Change

By Joe McCarthy<p>The marshy expanses of the Everglades in Southern Florida contain hundreds of species of animals, including flamingos, alligators and …

Climate Change

Great Barrier Reef: Scientists set sail on 'pivotal' research mission to save coral

A "crack team" of reef scientists — including the man dubbed the "Godfather of Coral" — is beginning a major research mission that aims to save the …

Oceans

Two leading Aussie businessmen slam Adani

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Myer of the prominent Myer family retailing dynasty, and Intrepid Travel founder and chief executive officer …

Environment

Qld Premier won't rule out second poll

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to rule out sending Queenslanders back to the polls if the November 25 vote delivers a hung parliament.<p>Ms …

Annastacia Palaszczuk