Are toxic algal blooms the new normal for Australia’s major rivers?
Blooms of toxic blue-green algae were unheard of in Australia's major waterways before 1991. Now the Murray River is experiencing its fourth bloom in a decade.
The Paris climate agreement: the real work starts now
The Paris Agreement is an extraordinary achievement. But there is much work to be done to ensure global warming does not exceed dangerous levels.
The blue bottles are coming, but what exactly are these creatures?
Blue bottles have been washing up on beaches lately, but what exactly are they? And are you really supposed to pee on their stings?
Science can drive the sustainability of our precious soils, water and oceans
Australia’s soil, water, vegetation and biodiversity, and our vast marine estate, are incredibly valuable national assets, which need to be managed effectively. There are still significant gaps in our understanding of these components, and the ways in which they interact. We need to understand them so we can manage them sustainably.
Despite decades of deforestation, the Earth is getting greener
A new investigation of satellite records reveals that the Earth is getting greener, despite ongoing deforestation in Indonesia and South America.
February carbon dioxide levels average 400ppm for first time
The US government’s greenhouse gas monitoring site at Mauna Loa in Hawaii has confirmed that its average recorded carbon dioxide levels for February topped 400 parts per million (ppm) – the first time that this has been seen in a northern winter month.