• Tackling the threat of invasive species

    Linda Broadhurst     |      May 22, 2019

    The threat posed by invasive species is often overlooked amid worries over land clearing and climate change, but tackling alien plants and animals which crowd out native species is vital to the future of Australia’s fragile ecosystems.

  • We must make this a climate change election for the sake of our children

    Ingo Weber     |      May 17, 2019

    Climate change is the greatest threat that humanity has ever had to face, and it is children who will pay the biggest price with their health.  This Saturday’s election could be crucial in determining whether we have a future or not.

  • Rip up our conservation laws and start again

    Don Driscoll     |      May 16, 2019

    The simplest and most powerful action you can take to reverse the extinction crisis is to vote for a party with policies best aligned with credible scientific advice on how we can get out of this mess.

  • The high cost of climate inaction

    Kate Dooley     |      May 15, 2019

    Limiting warming to below 2°C and aiming for 1.5°C as required by the Paris Agreement will require rapid cuts in fossil fuels and environmental restoration. How do the big parties’ policies compare?

  • How farming can fight climate change

    Open Forum     |      May 14, 2019

    Australia’s National Soil Advocate, former Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery, has called on the major political parties to cut through the climate change debate and recognise that farmers have much of the answer to sequestering carbon.

  • Planning for climate extremes in global farming

    Elisabeth Vogel     |      May 10, 2019

    A new study finds that climate extremes, such as heatwaves and droughts, are already affecting crop yields. By understanding these effects we can better plan for climate change.

  • Coral research reveals changes in El Niño

    Open Forum     |      May 9, 2019

    Australian scientists have used cores drilled from coral to produce a 400-year long seasonal record of El Niño events which reveals the worrying extent of recent changes.

  • Facing up to the global extinction crisis

    Michelle Lim     |      May 7, 2019

    We are witnessing the loss of biodiversity at rates never before seen in human history. Nearly a million species face extinction if we do not fundamentally change our relationship with the natural world, according to the world’s largest assessment of biodiversity.

  • We want our dreams back

    Greta Thunberg     |      May 3, 2019

    In this speech to British parliamentarians, 16 year old Swedish student Greta Thunberg told today’s decision makers that their failure to act on climate change will be remembered as as “one of the greatest failures of humankind.”

  • Global ocean winds and waves are changing

    Ian Young     |      May 2, 2019

    New research by Ian Young and Agustinus Ribal at the University of Melbourne, recently published in the prestigious journal Science, shows that ocean waves, and the winds that generate them, have been increasing in magnitude for the last 30 years.

  • Calculating cost-effective conservation

    Open Forum     |      May 2, 2019

    Maintaining existing conservation areas might be a more cost-effective investment than expansion, according to new research led by The University of Queensland.

  • Ocean waves and winds are getting higher

    Open Forum     |      April 29, 2019

    A 33-year study shows that extreme ocean winds and wave heights are increasing around the globe, with the largest rise occurring in the Southern Ocean.