A study into a distant white dwarf could help us learn more about the future fate of the Earth – and it could be a violent one.
Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar has received this year's Prime Minister's Prize for Science for his pioneering research into photosynthesis.
Would you drink recycled water? New surveys suggest Australians concerned about water shortages are ready for alternative sources.
A new technique that uses lasers to determine the composition of groundwater is helping us protect that most precious resource.
NASA has set a target date of 2030 for a manned mission to Mars. With no real scientific breakthroughs needed, success depends on developing the proper technology.
Water on Mars could mean life on Mars. But how do we explore it without destroying it?
Now that we have discovered liquid water on the surface of Mars, what does this mean for the prospects of finding life there, past or present?
The new Labour leader has been pilloried for extolling public ownership. In fact, he's bang on trend.
When we talk about saving water, we also need to talk about saving energy. The two are inextricably linked
Health has secured its place as one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But without clear mechanisms to report, finance or engage other sectors, could more end up as less?
Field trials in Senegal show native shrubs can access deep-soil water and make it available to adjacent crops – a technique that could alleviate drought conditions in marginal lands around the world.
Geosciences can be a valuable tool in the fight to provide Sub-Saharan Africa with safe drinking water.
El Niño is expected to bring heavy rains to drought-stricken California, but more rain alone won't solve the West's water crisis.
Papua New Guinea is now facing a drought and frosts that look set to be worse than 1997, when hundreds of people died. So how can memories of 1997 save lives over the next few months?
The Bureau of Meteorology recently released for the first time comprehensive national data on recycling and desalination.
By embracing science and technology, Australia's agricultural industry could be more efficient, productive and sustainable.
There will be increasing demands placed on our soil and water in coming years, so we need greater research into how to preserve and maintain these precious resources.
The de-privatisation of water services in Jakarta creates new challenges for the government to ensure universal access to water.
The nine science and research priorities will help focus and coordinate our efforts, and aid government departments in supporting the future of Australian science.
Some atomic ratio detective work on our solar system neighbors tells us a lot about their watery pasts. That Venus and Mars are mostly dry now could be a cautionary tale for us on the Blue Planet.