• Make your floors more eco-friendly

    Amelia Atkins     |      June 24, 2018

    The floors of our homes are our most used, yet often least considered surfaces. Choosing the right type of material can improve the value and utility of our homes while reducing their environmental impact.

  • Proposed NSW logging laws threaten vulnerable species

    Oisín Sweeney     |      June 20, 2018

    Controversial proposals to intensify logging in New South Wales’ public forests threatens the survival of threatened species and the long term health of our precious natural environment.

  • Pygmy perches once swam across arid Southern Australia

    Open Forum     |      June 18, 2018

    Pygmy perches were, at some point in ancient history, able to swim east to west in freshwater in a area of central southern Australia which is now completely dry, suggesting rivers once flowed in areas of the country which are now completely arid.

  • Investing in coral reefs could protect global communities

    Open Forum     |      June 17, 2018

    Coastal development and climate change are increasing the risk of flooding for communities across the globe.  Unfortunately, the coral reefs which provide a first line of defense to countries around the world are being rapidly degraded.

  • The cow with the face of a bulldog

    Isabelle Dubach     |      June 16, 2018

    Scientists have used the latest genetic and anatomical techniques to study the remains of a cow with a short face like a bulldog that fascinated Charles Darwin when he saw it in Argentina 180 years ago.

  • Farmers’ illegal slaughter of wedge-tailed eagles must end

    Simon Cherriman     |      June 14, 2018

    The growing slaughter of native eagles by farmers across Australia threatens their survival and could further upset the nation’s fragile eco-system.

  • Australian fish stocks are not in decline

    Nick Rayns     |      June 14, 2018

    Recent reports of a crash in Australian fish stocks are not supported by figures from the Commonwealth agencies which work hard to ensure catches remain at sustainable levels for the future.

  • What happens to wildlife in a city that never sleeps?

    Theresa Jones     |      June 10, 2018

    The soft dim glow of the sunlight reflecting off the moon is now outshone by bright streetlights, security lights and car headlamps in urban areas. These artificial lights can be more than 1000 times brighter than moonlight and their biological impact is increasingly visible.

  • Why Australia’s youth vote is the key to climate action

    Edward Stoios     |      June 8, 2018

    The government’s continued apathy in the face of climate change and environmental issues places the health of future generations at risk and young Australians want to have their say about it at the ballot box.

  • Australian fish stocks plunge by a third in ten years

    Graham Edgar     |      June 8, 2018

    Over-fishing is devastating Australian fish stocks, with the numbers of larger fish falling by a third over the last decade. Fish stocks only remain healthy in marine reserves, but the government plans to open them to fishing as well.

  • The future is fenced for Australian animals

    Michael Bode     |      June 2, 2018

    Around the world, from New Zealand to Hawaii to South Africa, fences protect native animals from feral predators. Australia’s long fences also offer refuge to species that are long-gone from our national parks and wilderness areas.

  • Speeding natural selection in the name of conservation

    Andrew Trounson     |      May 29, 2018

    A breeding experiment to genetically adapt quolls to resist toxic cane toads could lead to a new tool to help endangered creatures from corals to Tasmanian Devils