• Saving the Murray-Darling

    Michael Stewardson     |      January 26, 2019

    The recent death of up to a million fish on a stretch of the Darling River highlights the need for the full implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and greater water allocations for the natural system.

  • Environmental ‘timebomb’ warning for world’s groundwater reserves

    Isabelle Dubach     |      January 24, 2019

    Over half of the world’s groundwater flows could take over 100 years to respond fully to climate change, new research has revealed.

  • Cane toads pick up shady habits

    Open Forum     |      January 22, 2019

    Cane toads are picking up some shady habits, according to a new study co-authored by a Macquarie University researcher.

  • Natural weed control for a thorny bush problem

    Open Forum     |      January 20, 2019

    A natural weed control that will help manage one of Australia’s most invasive introduced weeds has become the first woody weed bioherbicide to be granted federal regulatory approval – after an eight-year wait.

  • How to feed a growing population healthy food without ruining the planet

    Mario Herrero     |      January 18, 2019

    If we’re serious about feeding the world’s growing population healthy food, and not ruining the planet, we need to get used to a new style of eating.

  • Listening in to Murray-Darling wildlife

    Open Forum     |      January 18, 2019

    A Griffith researcher, working with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority in Victoria, is eavesdropping on wildlife ecosystems to monitor wetland restoration outcomes after changes in water allocations. 

  • Ocean warming has kicked up a gear

    Open Forum     |      January 13, 2019

    Analysis by Chinese and US researchers has found that claims of a slowdown in global warming over recent years were false, and that ocean warming is accelerating.

  • Have you seen a sawfish?

    Niall Byrne     |      January 11, 2019

    People around Australia are being urged to recount their encounters with sawfish to chart the decline of the magnificent but threatened species around Australia.

  • The new frontier of climate action

    Paul Rogers     |      January 7, 2019

    Compared to the sheer scale of the problem of climate disruption, the prospects of systemic change look remote but integrating individual activity can offer hope for real change.

  • Act locally, think globally on environmental issues

    Terry Bowles     |      January 7, 2019

    Many people worry about environmental issues, and despair at the lack of effective political policy to tackle them, but taking individual action can make a positive improvement to the world around us and our state of mind.

  • The global big dry

    Wilson da Silva     |      January 4, 2019

    Much of Australia has suffered drought in recent months, and global water supplies also shrinking, even as the amount of rainfall is on the rise. The culprit? The drying of soils due to climate change.

  • Litter is more dangerous than sharks at the beach

    Marnie Campbell     |      January 3, 2019

    Shark attacks are rare but grab the headlines, yet beach litter and marine debris injures one-fifth of beach users, particularly children and older people.