• 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.

  • Coral bleaching is caused by more than just heat

    Open Forum     |      October 2, 2019

    Analysis of reef damage in the Indo-Pacific during the 2016 El Nino reveals that several different stressors influence bleaching rather than just additional heat.

  • Taking a leaf from nature’s book on how to save the planet

    Open Forum     |      October 1, 2019

    Sydney University researchers are developing a method of carbon capture that can convert and recycle carbon dioxide into raw materials, fuels and chemicals in much the same way as plants.

  • Tiger sharks disappear from Queensland waters

    Open Forum     |      September 24, 2019

    New Griffith University research has revealed a 71% decline in tiger shark numbers along Queensland’s coastline, highlighting the collapse in fish stocks caused by over-fishing.

  • A lost species comes to life – in a graveyard

    Michael Kearney     |      September 22, 2019

    A rare insect species, the Key’s Matchstick Grasshopper, was thought to be extinct in Victoria but has now been rediscovered, giving hope for conserving its future.

  • Morrison’s New York climate no-show

    Matt McDonald     |      September 21, 2019

    Despite being in the United States, and the massive climate protests on Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison won’t be going to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York next week.

  • Wildlife needs wilderness

    Open Forum     |      September 20, 2019

    The global conservation community has been urged to adopt a specific target to protect the world’s remaining wilderness areas to prevent the large scale loss of endangered species.

  • Why are the rain forests burning?

    Trent Penman     |      September 17, 2019

    Forests around the world – from the Amazon to South-East Asia and Australia – are on fire, largely due to the direct and indirect actions of man.

  • Farmers flouting land clearing laws threaten rare species

    Open Forum     |      September 10, 2019

    Farmers and developers have destroyed more than 7.7 million hectares of threatened species habitat in the 21st century, revealing critical failures in Australia’s federal and state environmental protection laws.

  • Phoenix from the ashes

    Kingsley Dixon     |      September 8, 2019

    Bushfires can devastate our precious forests, but their smoke also encourages the germination of long-buried seeds, a trick gardeners can use to coax seeds into life in their gardens.

  • Can we save the Tasmanian devil?

    Open Forum     |      September 7, 2019

    Released on National Threatened Species Day on 7 September ,a new book offers an update on the campaign to save the Tasmanian devil, which has suffered a dramatic reduction in numbers.