• Carpe diem

    Diane Nazaroff     |      June 4, 2021

    The recent one in 100 flood event may deal a blow to European carp eradication efforts in the Murray-Darling basin.

  • Mapping bio-diversity brings economic benefits

    Open Forum     |      June 3, 2021

    A new report by Deloitte Access Economics has found every $1 invested in discovering all remaining Australian species will bring up to $35 of economic benefits to the nation.

  • Saving the mountain pygmy-possum

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      May 24, 2021

    The critically endangered Pygmy Mountain-possum will soon be bred and acclimatised to conditions in Lithgow with a view to releasing them into a temperate lowland environment.

  • 50 billion birds – and 7.7 billion humans

    Sherry Landow     |      May 20, 2021

    Wildlife numbers of all types have plummeted in recent years due to deforestation and environmental damage but a new big data study suggests there are still around 50 billion birds in the world – just 7 for every human.

  • Call for Australia to produce ‘zero pollution’

    Open Forum     |      May 19, 2021

    A group of eminent scientists has urged Australian governments, Federal and State, to adopt a zero pollution target for the nation’s land, air and water.

  • Tree change

    Open Forum     |      May 17, 2021

    As the climate warms, Australian cities are losing their leafy cover. Backyards are shrinking or disappearing, apartments are rising, yet we need trees more than ever.

  • Like the weather

    Open Forum     |      May 11, 2021

    A brace of Flinders University studies offer fresh insight into our island continent’s climate variability and the effects of floods and drought on water supplies, agriculture, the environment and the nation’s future.

  • Koala come back

    Open Forum     |      May 1, 2021

    Koala translocations are controversial, but they could be used to aid the recovery of bushfire-affected populations, according to new Southern Cross University research.

  • A fishy tale…

    Max Thomas     |      April 29, 2021

    Fish farms, such as those which produce salmon in Tasmania, may appear more environmentally friendly than the wild fishing industry, but cause environmental problems of their own.

  • After Earth Day

    Diane Nazaroff     |      April 24, 2021

    Here are five UNSW Science projects that budding citizen scientists can help out with – and you don’t need any particular scientific knowledge or camera skills to make a valuable contribution.

  • Attack of the alien invaders

    Corey J. A. Bradshaw     |      April 19, 2021

    Quantifying the massive economic impacts of invasive species around the world should encourage political leaders to take action.

  • The Earth’s vanishing wilderness

    Open Forum     |      April 19, 2021

    Less than 3% of the Earth’s land surface can be considered ecologically intact, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.