• The rafts wiping out Pacific tuna damage the wider environment too

    Lauriane Escalle     |      October 14, 2019

    Fishermen exploit tuna’s natural attraction to floating objects to lure them near GPS-equipped rafts. However, these rafts are also attracting increasing concern around the Pacific for their impact on tuna stocks and the wider environment.

  • Extinction Rebellion: how to craft a protest brand

    Julie Shiels     |      October 12, 2019

    Branding is everything these days, and the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion has succeeded in gaining attention in part because of a unified marketing effort.

  • Australia could help lead the world in shellfish aquaculture

    Open Forum     |      October 12, 2019

    Some of the greatest global opportunities for developing of shellfish aquaculture lie in the waters around the South Australian Gulfs, the coasts around Tasmania and the Manning-Hawkesbury region of NSW, according to Australian and international research.

  • Help solve the snow gum murder mystery

    Open Forum     |      October 11, 2019

    Researchers from The Australian National University are asking the public to help investigate a phenomenon that’s killing Australia’s iconic snow gums.

  • Climate threatens Australia’s national security

    Chris Barrie     |      October 10, 2019

    Climate change is already posing significant challenges to governance, our institutions and the fabric of our societies. It’s time we recognise the potential threats to security in our region as well.

  • Hot Aussie summers are driven by a weak Antarctic jet stream

    Open Forum     |      October 9, 2019

    Extremely hot and dry summers in Australia could be down to more than just El Nino, with Aussie scientists showing that an Antarctic jet stream, known as the Antarctic polar vortex, is driving these conditions across eastern Australia from spring to early summer.

  • The eco-friendly path to a neat and tidy backyard

    Sarah Jessica Smith     |      October 8, 2019

    Urban backyards are getting smaller, and fewer people have the time to tend an abundant garden. However we all have to keep our backyard neat and tidy, and this can be done without harming the environment, with a little thought and care.

  • Tracking nature’s return to old mine sites

    Open Forum     |      October 8, 2019

    A new approach to setting benchmarks for the return of wildlife will allow rehabilitation managers to assess the success of their restoration efforts on mine sites across Australia’s north.

  • New map offers insights into marine habitat

    Open Forum     |      October 7, 2019

    The world’s first comprehensive national-scale map of marine habitats is revolutionising the way Australian governments, industry and communities can access information about marine habitats and how they are used.

  • Zap! And the weeds are gone

    Claudia Hooper     |      October 6, 2019

    A University of Melbourne researcher has invented a device that uses microwaves to control weeds, reducing the need for herbicides.

  • Bipartisan support for drought relief doesn’t make it right

    Lin Crase     |      October 4, 2019

    Politicians love handing cheques to farmers as much as they love photographs with adoring children, but bipartisan support for drought relief does little to help rural employment, agricultural production or the environment.

  • Rethinking the plastic waste problem

    Rob Brimblecombe     |      October 3, 2019

    Rather than just looking for a new country in which to dump our waste, we need to rethink the services plastics provide, and how we can create systems to maintain the value of these finite materials as they move through the economy.