Rice paddies are one of the major sources of methane in agriculture.
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere are growing at a faster rate than any time in the past 20 years.
Bearded dragons can be genetically male but look like and function as females.
Arthur Georges, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra
We are only just starting to appreciate the full sexual diversity of animals.
Developers need to be aware of any legal or ethical issues when creating any healthcare apps for smartphones.
Developers working on apps to help monitor and improve our health could accidentally find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Scans are still largely studied by humans.
Artificial intelligence is already transforming a range of industries but it has still to make an impact on healthcare. So what's the hold up?
Rooftop solar proves a challenge to keeping prices low on the grid.
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The need to urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions is a major challenge to cheap electricity.
A smartphone can be useful to help monitor your behaviour.
How we use our smartphone can say a lot about our behaviour. But can such tech be trusted to track our mental health?
Flower flies are native pollinators.
While the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting an increase in the average temperature this summer, entomologists are forecasting an increase in insect activity.
Ship strikes can be deadly, as shown by this blue whale off the US northwest.
Craig Hayslip/Oregon State Univ./Flickr/Wikimedia Commons
Ships in Australian waters are getting bigger and more numerous all the time. We need a plan to help them avoid crashing into whales and other large sea creatures.
CSIRO research finds Australia needs to work better with global supply chains and make more specific products to survive.
A CSIRO report suggests Australian manufacturers need to better design custom products and hook into global supply chains to survive.
A coal seam gas wellhead in Queensland.
AAP Image/QGC Australia, Simon Townsley
Extracting coal seam gas produces billions of litres of water. A new CSIRO report suggests that, when treated, this water can be pumped back underground.
There are fewer than a thousand Graveside gorge wattles in Kakadu National Park.
We know very little about Australia's most threatened plants.
Cape Grim, on the northwest tip of Tasmania, is exposed to some of the cleanest air in the world.
CSIRO/Bureau of Meteorology
Cape Grim's air pollution station has recorded some of the biggest changes to the world's atmosphere over the past 40 years.
Residents of Collaroy, NSW, got a painful lesson in the power of the ocean in June.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Many Australians live on the coast, but how much do we know about the risks? While average sea levels are relatively easy to gauge, the risk of flooding also depends on weather, landscape, and climate.
China’s concerns about air pollution from burning coal is one reason behind the emissions slowdown.
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For three years, carbon emissions from fossil fuels have grown little or not at all, opening a window of opportunity to halt climate change.
We’ve come a long way since the agreement was formed in 2015.
Experts agree that a new era for climate policy here. But the hard work starts now.
A pot of gold? Only if you’re not complacent about the science.
Adam Davey/University of Tasmania
Aquaculture development needs to be able to trust the science, and the science needs to be delivered in a timely way if we hope to ensure long-term sustainability of this industry.
Australia’s oceans are heating up.
The new State of the Climate report outlines Australia's rising temperatures and its regional rainfall declines - and the trends that are locked in for the coming few decades due to greenhouse emissions.
The egg collected in the Central Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, in October 1983.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
Australia has some of the world’s best ocean energy resources.
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Australia has the world's largest wave energy resource – so how do we unlock our ocean's potential?
This cow has the right idea.
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Feeding seaweed to cows might just help solve two of our biggest problems: climate change, and feeding the world.