Oceans – the new frontier
Australia's marine estate is nearly twice our land area. A new book brings together decades of marine research to tell us what we know and what we're doing to ensure a sustainable future.
Poor diets affect more than just our health
The fate of the environment just got personal. It turns out, everyone's waist lines add up and what's better for your health is also better for the environment.
Putting satellite data into the hands of farmers
There's a high-tech tool increasingly available to farmers from Australia to Africa - remote sensing data from satellites. And they don't even have to leave the paddock.
Trawling for information on trawl fishing
An Australia-wide assessment provides the first detailed picture of how seabed biodiversity is exposed to — and protected from — trawl fishing. The new research will help future management of sensitive sea life on the ocean floor.
Watching the whales return
Industrial-scale whaling brought many of the world’s largest animals to the brink of extinction. Now that numbers are recovering, researchers are taking a detailed look at the trajectory of the Southern Ocean’s baleen whale populations.
Global sustainability goals a challenge for Australia
New thinking is required if we are to achieve the future we signed up for with the UN sustainable development goals, a new study has found.
The 20th century saw a 23-fold increase in natural resources used for building
There will be huge environmental impact if we keep using raw materials as we did in the 20th Century. There is a way to build more sustainably.
Solar smarts offer households control without complexity
Solar-powered homes with battery storage can save money with a new system that decides when to store or draw energy from the solar panels, the battery and the grid.