Issue 225

waterlilies and birds in wetlands

It was a simple fix and now wetlands reborn in Queensland's far north are nurturing reef fish and bird life once again. The rewards of nature are being matched with awards for leadership in sustainability.

view of bay with acqualture farming pens

After years of crisis in Chile’s burgeoning salmon industry, culminating in riots earlier this year, a CSIRO-developed aquaculture modelling tool is set to transform the sector.

long shot of mangroves and sea channel with green mountains in the background

Trees are good at sequestering carbon but fire can quickly undo all the good. One place where plants can sequester carbon without fear of fire is under water.

The ocean stretching to the horizon

The marine economy is growing at break-neck speed. How we use our oceans needs clever planning and innovative thinking, all based on sound science.

dead whale with ship nearby and people on board

Ships in Australian waters are getting bigger and more numerous all the time. We need a plan to help them avoid crashing into whales and other large sea creatures.

Bee on yellow flowers

The idea of infrastructure usually conjures images of bitumen, concrete and steel reinforcement. The first internationally-coordinated review of the state of the world's pollinators now calls for green infrastructure - even 'bee highways'. They've just published in Nature.

close up of a mossie

More than 20% of domestic rainwater tanks inspected in Melbourne homes have been found to harbour egg-laying mosquitoes. What can we do to keep them out?

ship at sea with black oil spill in the water

A new handbook on monitoring oil spills offers shipping companies guidance on how to respond to an oil spill and assess any environmental damage.

man in a storage room with shelves of gas cylinders

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Cape Grim, one of only three World Meteorological Organization global super-stations for measuring carbon dioxide - it started in 1976 with an ex-NASA caravan.