• 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.

  • We need an ecological civilization before it’s too late

    Jeremy Lent     |      November 24, 2018

    One way or another, humanity is headed for the third great transformation in its history: either in the form of global collapse or a metamorphosis to a new foundation for sustainable living.

  • Unearthing the secret life of wombats

    Open Forum     |      September 16, 2018

    The most significant wombat conference in 20 years will bring experts from around the world to South Australia.

  • How the ‘yeah-but’ mentality stalls progress on bag bans and other green issues

    Anne Lane     |      July 25, 2018

    Meet the ‘Yeah-buts’ – those who know plastic is bad for the environment, but can’t get behind the bag ban because it affects their own convenience. This mindset can stall the best-laid green plans to help save the planet.

  • Good in parts – Science and the Federal Budget

    Open Forum     |      May 9, 2018

    Australian academics and scientists analyse the budget’s impact on research, health, infrastructure, education and the environment.