How do you measure the environmental footprint of grazing cattle?
Meat consumption has been on the increase with improved standards of living and growing populations around the world. But how do you quantify the environmental cost of feeding the stock feeding that increase?
Under the hood: the lowdown on EVs and low-emission vehicles
You’ll have heard the usual arguments against electric cars – limited range, too few recharging stations around to make them worthwhile, and the problem of battery disposal. On the other hand, say proponents, electric vehicles offer the prospect of ‘zero emissions’ driving.
As rainfall variability increases, do our graziers have solutions?
Graziers the world over are facing increasingly variable rainfall, new research shows. The next question is: How will they manage their livestock as they face this unpredictability?
Throwing a more sustainable shrimp on the barbie
With prawn aquaculture on the rise to meet booming global demand, there's a focus on the sustainability of fishmeal feeds that contain wild-caught fish ingredients. Prawn nutrition research has shown the way forward for eliminating that pressure on wild fisheries.
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.