The survival of all species — including ours — is being threatened by loss of biodiversity and accelerating climate change in the coming decades, scientists say.
Mathematical modelling shows that continents remain weak and prone to destruction in their infancy, then progressively melt and differentiate to become stable continents.
A tumour-like coral disease is prevalent in the reef systems around the Cocos Keeling Islands, affecting the coral's ability to reproduce and grow effectively.
Continued warming of Australia's climate, an increase in extreme fire weather and rising sea levels are highlighted in the latest State of the Climate report.
Scientists have discovered what they claim is the first detached reef to be found in more than 120 years — and it's taller than some of the world's most prominent structures.
Scientists have produced what they claim is the first comprehensive global-scale analysis of terrestrial areas essential for biodiversity and climate resilience.
Sea ice across the Southern Ocean played a crucial role in controlling atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during times of past climate change.
Radiocarbon dating is set to become more accurate after an international team of scientists recalculated the technique for assessing the age of historical events and objects.
Australian and New Zealand scientists have shown a strong link between human greenhouse gas emissions and the increased melting of glaciers.
The world's deep oceans are warming at a slower rate than the surface, but it's still not good news for deep-sea creatures.
Fresh examination of an Australian fossil has revealed evidence of a newly discovered plant species that existed more than 359 million years ago.
Feeding coral a dose of good bacteria increases their overall health and tolerance to stresses related to climate change, such as rising water temperatures.
Parts of the Eastern Highlands of Victoria may be as young as five million years old — not 90 million years old as previously thought.
Researchers have created a new technique that speeds up the development of seeds, producing better quality and more abundant pulse crops as a result.
A large proportion of the elements that are essential to the formation of oceans and life — such as water, carbon and nitrogen — only came to Earth very late in its history.