Great Barrier Reef likely to be hit with another mass bleaching this summer, forecast shows

Mass bleaching in 2019 could undermine early signs of recovery on the reef, and portend its future as a system no longer dominated by coral. If another underwater heatwave hits, it would be the third mass bleaching on the reef in four years — something not predicted to occur regularly until the second half of the century.

These 12 Australian coal power stations would need to close to hit the IPCC target: report

The world got a stark warning on climate change this week, but if Australia is to act on it and hit the IPCC's coal-generated electricity reduction target, 12 power plants will need to close, according to a report from the Parliamentary Library.

Public funds to kill crown-of-thorns funnelled through companies linked to tourism operators

More than $20 million of taxpayers' money allocated to protect the Great Barrier Reef has been funnelled through a series of companies linked to two tourism operators, one of whom is on the Government board making those funding decisions.