• 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.

  • Dingoes and tourists will never mix

    Open Forum     |      April 28, 2019

    The Queensland Government has just announced the doubling of fines for intentionally feeding dingoes but a reduction in visitor numbers is also required to protect tourists on Fraser Island.

  • Climate migration policies need to focus on local solutions

    Daniel Fitzpatrick     |      April 27, 2019

    There is a pressing need for more information on local migration and displacement in order to develop better policies that limit discrimination, poverty and political destabilisation in the Pacific region.

  • Let’s stop logging for landfill

    Chris Taylor     |      April 24, 2019

    Almost all native forest logging in Victoria is for woodchips, pulp and pallets, which have short lifespans before going to landfill. Using plantation produced wood would help protect native forests and the large amounts of carbon they can store.

  • A wombat, a koala and a rabbit walk into a burrow…

    Claudia Hooper     |      April 23, 2019

    Camera traps are amazing tools that allow researchers to peek into the lives of shy marsupials, but sometimes the animals they ‘capture’ are surprising.

  • Digging into Australia’s deep history

    Michael Bird     |      April 21, 2019

    The Australian continent has a remarkable history — a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience as an ark at the edge of the world.

  • Rewilding Australia

    Menna Jones     |      April 20, 2019

    Rewilding is gaining popularity around the world, as a means to restore ecosystems to their ancient state. But just like Vegemite, Australian rewilding projects need to have a unique flavour.

  • 10 action items for NSW’s Minister for public spaces

    Kurt Iveson     |      April 17, 2019

    With the re-election of the Berejiklian government, New South Wales now has a minister for public spaces, Rob Stokes. Here are 10 things he can do to improve the state’s communities.