• Soil carbon holds the key to combating climate change

    Open Forum     |      June 7, 2019

    Curtin University research has provided new insights to support more effective management of soil carbon in a bid to help combat global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

  • An island haven for frogs in a world of extinctions

    Open Forum     |      June 6, 2019

    New Guinea is one of the only places in the world where frogs are safe from the species-destroying chytrid fungus. An international team of scientists has published a new paper that shows how to keep it that way, but they need help to carry out their plan.

  • Where is international leadership when we need it?

    Mark Beeson     |      June 2, 2019

    Without better global leadership on climate change our best days are behind us, yet many are turning to a Swedish schoolgirl for leadership rather than the ruling global elite.

  • More fishing boats are chasing fewer fish

    Open Forum     |      May 29, 2019

    A new analysis of global fishing data has found the world’s fishing fleet doubled in size over the 65-years to 2015 but for the amount of effort expended the catch fell more than 80 per cent.

  • Facing our environmental crisis head on

    Ee Ling Ng     |      May 26, 2019

    Going beyond climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation and chemical pollution, overconsumption may be the single greatest cause of our environmental challenge.

  • 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.