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Dried coral lies on a beach as the sun sets on Lady Elliot Island located 80 kilometers north-east from the town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia.

Climate change is one of Australia’s biggest national security risks

Climate change poses a "current and existential national security risk" to Australia, according to an Australian Senate inquiry. The report said the Asia-Pacific region is "most vulnerable" to risks associated with climate change, that could increase the potential for conflict.

Half of the Great Barrier Reef has died since 2016 — but Australia’s $400 million attempt to save it doesn’t address the main proble...

Australia plans to spend more than $379 million to save the Great Barrier Reef. But experts think that since these initiatives don't fight climate change, they won't be enough to save the coral reefs.
The Great Barrier Reef is in rough shape after multiple bleaching events.

The world’s oceans are in even worse shape than we thought

A new study found that coral bleaching events, which can kill reefs, are happening too fast for reefs to recover. The ocean is also losing oxygen.