• Diving into the past

    Diane Nazaroff     |      April 17, 2021

    Divers in Sydney and the NSW North Coast are being asked to contribute their old and new diving photos, videos, observations and knowledge to a new UNSW Sydney research project.

  • Rain today, but drought tomorrow

    Open Forum     |      April 6, 2021

    An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that climate change is responsible for the changes in the flow and water volume of rivers globally, with major implications for Australia.

  • 600 plant species at risk from frequent fires

    Open Forum     |      April 4, 2021

    Almost 600 Australian plant species are at heightened risk of extinction after the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires, new research reveals.

  • Invasive species wreak economic as well as environmental carnage

    Open Forum     |      April 3, 2021

    A new analysis has revealed the stark US$1.28 trillion economic damage caused by the world’s invasive species over the past half century — with a group of global experts warning damage and management costs will soar unless biodiversity agencies can improve prevention and control of biological invasions.

  • Plastic not fantastic

    Jenni Downes     |      March 15, 2021

    The idea of a plastic that literally disappears once in the ocean, littered on land or in landfill is tantalising – but also still a pipe dream.

  • The changing sounds of the sea

    Open Forum     |      February 7, 2021

    Everything from jellyfish to whales relies on sound to live in the ocean, but an increase in human-generated noise is making it harder for creatures to communicate with each other and navigate their environment.

  • Researchers have a whale of a time

    Open Forum     |      February 5, 2021

    Southern Cross University marine researchers have successfully developed a process that will allow them to more accurately distinguish one humpback whale from another.

  • Greening our cities for summer

    Joe Hurley     |      February 3, 2021

    People living in urban areas are especially vulnerable to increased temperatures, but greener cities could help us beat the heat.

  • No flowers left to fly to

    Open Forum     |      February 3, 2021

    Residential gardens are a poor substitute for native bushland and increasing urbanisation is a growing threat when it comes to bees, Curtin University research has found.

  • The wonder of wetlands

    Open Forum     |      February 2, 2021

    World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February each year to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet.

  • To bee or not to bee?

    Open Forum     |      January 24, 2021

    Insects around the world are in catastrophic decline, a disaster exemplified by a new study noting the disappearance of wild bees in South America.

  • 5 ways to improve the government’s plan for threatened wildlife

    Euan Ritchie     |      January 23, 2021

    The first Threatened Species Strategy fizzled out last year without making a big difference to conservation. With the next strategy due to roll out this year, let’s look at what needs to change.