• Protecting your garden from possums

    Daryl Holland     |      September 5, 2019

    When possums ravaged her garden, Professor Lynne Selwood fought back and invented a spray that protects plants from them without damaging the environment.

  • Habitat loss hits the birds of South East Australia

    Open Forum     |      September 4, 2019

    New research has found that habitat loss is a major concern for hundreds of Australian bird species, and south-eastern Australia has been the region worst affected.

  • Saving vines from bushfire smoke

    Stuart Winthrope     |      September 1, 2019

    Wine vintages can be ruined by smoke contamination from nearby bushfires, but new digital agriculture tools could help both large and small winemakers reduce the damage.

  • “Tough corals” offer hope for Australia’s mangroves

    Open Forum     |      September 1, 2019

    Scientists say that newly discovered ‘tough corals” must be protected to preserve fragile mangrove habitats threatened by climate change.

  • Climate change drives global political and religious strife

    Alan Stevenson     |      August 12, 2019

    Based on information obtained from National Centre for Climate Restoration in Melbourne, Alan Stevenson outlines the threat which climate change poses to vulnerable nations around the world, and its role as a catalyst in terrorism and political instability.

  • Land clearing is a major cause of climate change

    Mark Howden     |      August 10, 2019

    Tackling the interlinked problems of land degradation, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and food security can deliver win-wins for farmers, communities, governments, and ecosystems.

  • Protecting forests could save the world

    Kate Dooley     |      August 9, 2019

    Natural forest systems are far better at adapting to change conditions than young, degraded or plantation forests, and protecting wild forests is the best way to combat climate change.

  • Protecting the future from the past, not the past from the future

    Ian Dunlop     |      August 6, 2019

    Human-induced climate change poses an existential threat to civilization that will render current political priorities irrelevant but our leaders still ignore the need for urgent action.

  • Youtube offers a diet of nonsense on climate change

    Open Forum     |      August 3, 2019

    Most YouTube videos on climate change prevention and geo-engineering are at odds with the scientific consensus and hijack technical terms to appear credible.

  • Protecting our last native grasslands

    Mike Letnic     |      August 1, 2019

    The Monaro grasslands are a tiny surviving fraction of the native grasslands that once grew across the Southern Tablelands, but even these are now threatened by farmers.

  • More urban trees will help combat climate change

    Alessandro Ossola     |      July 27, 2019

    We all need to plant more trees to beautify our grey cities and cool our suburbs during heatwaves but the right species must be chosen to tolerate the heat and lack of water in urban areas affected by climate change.

  • Backyard scientists called up for possum patrol

    Open Forum     |      July 26, 2019

    Australia has 27 types of possums and gliders, but almost a quarter are threatened and many more are declining. Researchers from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub are calling on the community to be backyard scientists and record sightings in a new, free app.