From sea to shining sink; carbon-storing making waves

With atmospheric carbon emissions (CO2) on the rise, it’s time to discover the groundbreaking potential of “biosequestration”.

A discarded plastic water bottle floating in the waves at the beach.

One giant leap for microplastics

Sometimes, in the enormity of the global climate emergency, we forget about the importance of the small stuff.

Australia’s recycling is a shambles – here’s what we can do about it.

Australia’s recycling system is not as effective as it needs to be.

How to reduce your environmental impact this Christmas

With the festivities comes excessive waste that can have detrimental effects on our planet.

Professor Euan Ritchie wearing orange against an all orange background.

Dingoes could help fight extinction

Since Europeans arrived in Australia, at least 34 native mammal species have become extinct.

A forest falling apart

The Amazon rainforest houses over 1 million different species. In 2019, countless fires have devastated the area.

So, what is a wetland?

Defining a wetland is a difficult task, even for scientists today.

A misty rainforest located in Cairns, Australia.

What must be done to prevent further extinctions?

Current legislation is failing dismally to recover the population of species lost to bring them out of their endangered states.

An image of the globe with a part of it as dry desert and the word

Nature is collapsing – what must we do?

Deakin experts call for more action to save nature before it’s too late.

A birds eye view of an ice capped landscape.

Conservation policy works for endangered ecosystems

We hear quite a bit about the conservation of threatened species, but what’s being done to save the ecosystems they live in?

A Great White Shark in the depths of the ocean.

Are we invading the ocean?

And can sharks and humans truly coexist?

A man, woman and child planting a plant in some soil.

Dreaming of a future worth living in

We often think of the future as a distant planet, something so far away and alien that it’s too hard to comprehend.

coal mining area with large vehicles traveling across

The morality of Adani

The time for developing new coalmines is over.

Macaroni penguins vlog foraging trips

Accelerometers, video cameras and GPS recorders are providing a new glimpse into penguin foraging behaviour.

Killer whales diving to record depths for dinner

Killer whales are expanding their role as an apex predator to the very depths of the ocean.

Marine megafauna catch the sun

When it comes to crossing the ocean, all marine megafauna seem to use the same navigational compass – the sun.

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