• Every cloud can have a silver lining

    Jessica Nelson     |      April 19, 2020

    SIMS and Southern Cross University have successfully trialled world-first ‘cloud brightening’ technology on Great Barrier Reef to shade and cool large areas of coral at risk of bleaching.

  • COVID-19 and the environmental crisis

    Jacques Godfroid     |      April 7, 2020

    The environment has all but disappeared from political discourse as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 seems to be our “payback” for the excesses of globalisation and man’s exploitation of nature.

  • Who is your recycling hero?

    Sidrah Ahmad     |      March 21, 2020

    Activists from across the world, known as “recycling heroes”, are urging governments and organisations to act now to tackle the climate emergency and raise awareness of the importance of recycling.

  • Helping wildlife bounce back on Kangaroo Island

    Open Forum     |      March 5, 2020

    A national wildlife recovery workshop has identified post-bushfire strategies for the Kangaroo Island dunnart, glossy black cockatoo and other endangered species.

  • Blue-banded bliss

    Marion Carey     |      February 29, 2020

    We can all do more to notice and appreciate our wonderful native bees and give them a helping hand, it’s so little effort for such a great reward.

  • Protecting the trees in our cities

    Camilo Ordonez     |      February 28, 2020

    Australia’s cities are a hive of development, and amenity trees are often the first casualty, but Melbourne’s experience shows that their loss can at least be minimised if vigilance is maintained.

  • A plan to save our oceans

    Open Forum     |      February 24, 2020

    Over a quarter of the Earth’s oceans need urgent conservation attention to preserve marine biodiversity, a University of Queensland-led international study has found.

  • A better future for our children

    Open Forum     |      February 23, 2020

    As climate and commercial threats intensify, a major new report calls for a new global movement to reduce CO2 emissions, achieve sustainable development, regulate commercial marketing and improve policy and investment for children’s rights and health.

  • Natural’s not in it

    Daryl Holland     |      February 18, 2020

    Many Australians blame our variable climate for the recent drought and bushfires but researchers know these ‘acts of God’ are not natural at all, particularly when it comes to the effects of agricultural water extraction.

  • After the flood

    Max Thomas     |      February 11, 2020

    The heavy rain of recent days has extinguished bushfires and brought relief to drought-stricken farmers and city catchments, but the sediment washed from damaged land will bring its own set of problems.

  • Understanding our crazy weather

    Rob Warren     |      February 9, 2020

    What do the wild weather extremes of recent weeks, not least in Sydney and Melbourne, tell us about our changing climate?

  • Mitigating mining emissions

    Open Forum     |      February 5, 2020

    University of Queensland researchers have developed a framework that aims to reduce the mining industry’s impact on climate change by accounting for sources and sinks of greenhouse gas emissions.