Diving in Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Marine Park to see these clownfish will cost you more than before – but for good reason.
Diving in many parts of Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia now costs a little more than it used to – but you might be happy to discover why.
Australian agriculture has a bright future, if it can avoid the clouds on the horizon.
The world of the future will have more mouths to feed, but those people are likely to be more discerning too. It adds up to a complex mix of factors for Australian farmers keen to safeguard their prospects.
A composite image of Centaurus A which has a dwarf galaxy ESO 324-G024 nearby.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: Rolf Olsen; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Dwarf galaxies are the most abundant galaxies in the universe yet little is known about how they behave, and the impact of larger neighbours.
People in the Philippines have been warned to brace for wet and wild weather, as this year’s El Nino shapes up to be the strongest since 1998.
EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO/AAP
The seesaw between El Niño and La Niña is set to get stronger with global warming. Signs are that this year and next will deliver a big swing from one to the other, prompting fires and floods across the world.
The Great Southern Reef is unique, beautiful and contributes significantly to Australia’s culture and economy. However, few of us realise the magnitude and value of this gem right at our doorstep.
T. Wernberg 2002
The Great Southern Reef covers 71,000 square km and contributes more than A$10 billion to Australia's economy each year.
The yellow-footed rock wallaby is just one of the rare species found in the Lake Eyre Basin.
Taking into account the rivers that drain into it and where they come from, the Lake Eyre Basin is one of largest inland draining systems in the world, the size of Germany, France and Italy combined.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at the announcement of Australia’s 2030 climate target.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Australia will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030. Experts respond.
The large 1982 El Niño contributed to the Ash Wednesday bushfires that killed 75 people in south east Australia.
El Niño has arrived, it's getting stronger, and it's not about to go away soon. And already there are rumblings that this could be a big one.
Eye testing in remote areas of Australia with the images stored and set via satellite to city-based specialists.
The health sector is good at using technology to help treat patients, but it's not so good with technology in the business of health care.
Replanting forests is one way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This is a site in China.
New research shows that we'll have to remove carbon from the atmosphere for any chance of keeping warming below 2C.
Will climate change cause mosquito-borne diseases to spread?
Could climate change cause mosquito-borne diseases to spread? While this an extremely important health question, the answer is far from simple.
The 64-metre Parkes Radio telescope will be instrumental in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
The Parkes radio telescope is part of the US$100 million search for life elsewhere in the universe, but the investment will also benefit other space research at The Dish.
Research and technology can improve the yield and sustainability of crops like wheat.
By embracing science and technology, Australia's agricultural industry could be more efficient, productive and sustainable.
Studies based on Mediterranean diet, combined with exercise, have proved groundbreaking in managing type 2 diabetes.
For decades, a low fat and sugar free diet were key to controlling type 2 diabetes. Now, new data shows a diet high in protein and healthy fats has better outcomes for the disease.
Soil and water are crucial resources that need to be carefully studied and preserved.
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.
Technologies like 3d printing and robotics will be crucial aspects of Australia’s manufacturing future.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Australia has a bright future in advanced manufacturing, but it will be a turbulent transition that we need to manage carefully.
Ironically, meeting global targets to preserve a proportion of the world’s forest could weaken motivation to protect the rest of it.
Jami Dwyer/Wikimedia Commons
It’s now five years since the International Year of Biodiversity, and nearly 15% of Earth’s land surface is protected in parks and reserves. By 2020, we should reach the agreed global target of 17%. This…
Whale sharks were one of the warm water species to move south during the 2010-2011 marine heatwave.
While eastern Australia trembles in the face of an El Niño, Western Australia's oceans could finally see relief from devastating marine heatwaves.
Every year millions of birds migrate between Australia and the northern Hemisphere.
Five million shorebirds migrate between Australia and the northern hemisphere, threatened by habitat destruction, and rising seas. How can we protect this natural marvel?
Rising sea levels are one of the clearest and most widespread manifestations of climate change.
Since 1993, satellites have been used as well as tidal gauges to monitor sea level. A new calibration of this satellite record now shows that the rise in sea level is gathering pace.