• Scrolling into eco-stress

    Gabriela Fernando     |      October 6, 2023

    Young people are subject to a heavy dose of social media-driven eco-anxiety over the environment but there are ways we can help them beat it.

  • Saving Australia

    Open Forum     |      August 12, 2023

    A radical shift in our relationship with the Australian environment is needed and it is time that all stakeholders intervened to reverse the current trends creating an extinction crisis.

  • AI could help save species from extinction cascades

    Open Forum     |      July 18, 2023

    Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can predict what movies or songs you might like, but they can also predict which species a predator would most likely eat, offering insights into cascades of extinctions.

  • Bye-bye birdie

    Catherine Wynne     |      April 13, 2023

    Vast numbers of birds turn against humans in Daphne du Maurier’s famous short story, but today it’s the absence of birds we should worry about.

  • Tougher environmental policies can create economic winners

    Ou Yang     |      June 4, 2021

    There seems to be a working assumption that if Australia adopts tougher environmental policies, then economic growth will be undermined but new research finds the opposite is true.

  • Business and social change

    Andrew Gaines     |      August 11, 2020

    Solving the environmental problems faced by society today will require a new order of collaboration between business, government, and civil society which transcends traditional politics.

  • Putting the environment first

    Ian Dunlop     |      July 15, 2020

    The ongoing independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act offers Australia an opportunity to reset the dial and prioritise environmental custodianship over profit-led destruction.

  • Save the world to save ourselves

    Rebekah Brown     |      June 29, 2020

    When we disrupt the natural environmental systems people depend on, when populations collide with exotic wild animals in a wet market, we find ourselves confronted with a global pandemic.

  • Facing our environmental crisis head on

    Ee Ling Ng     |      May 26, 2019

    Going beyond climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation and chemical pollution, overconsumption may be the single greatest cause of our environmental challenge.

  • The environmental picture looks bleak, but change is still possible

    Pedro Fidelman     |      April 16, 2019

    The world is on the brink of creating irreversible damage to the environment if better policy isn’t rolled out, but while there’s a lot of bad news in the UN Global Environment Outlook, a sustainable future is still possible.

  • 2018 was an environmental disaster

    Shoshana Rapley     |      April 7, 2019

    Environmental news is rarely good. But even by those low standards, 2018 was especially worrying, with a succession of problems threatening our health and livelihoods as well as Mother Nature.

  • How extreme weather events batter wildlife populations

    Open Forum     |      December 22, 2018

    A third of Australia’s spectacled flying foxes died in an extreme heatwave north of Cairns in November and new research has shed more light on the devastating effect such weather events can have on wildlife populations.