Great Barrier Reef

A sea sponge under water

DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.

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We all believe weather forecasters so we should trust the same scientists when they predict how the climate will change over decades, write Emma Johnston and Alex Sen Gupta.

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Scientists around the globe are in a race to create, select, discover and cultivate heat-tolerant corals that will withstand the next 50 years of warming oceans, writes Emma Johnston.

Bleached Staghorn Coral

There is indisputable evidence that climate change is harming the reef, write Andrew King, David Karoly, Mitchell Black, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.