Projects to adapt to climate change have come a long way since the 1960s when piles of cars were used to fight beach erosion.
To pay for the increasing costs of climate change Australia should have green bonds that finance projects that help us adapt. However research shows there are barriers to financing these bonds.
Getting around on a bike, a (mostly) fun way to travel green.
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Luxury holidays aren't just a dent in your bank balance – they're also doing untold harm to the environment. But you can have a good, green holiday.
IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has some tips for Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau.
Boosting growth could be as simple as getting more women into the workforce.
Professor Eske Willerslev talks to Aboriginal elders in the Kalgoorlie area in southwestern Australia.
Preben Hjort, Mayday Film
New DNA research working with Indigenous Australians is answering many of the questions about when and where the First Australians emerged many thousands of years ago.
Students and staff leading a protest at Sydney University on August 17, 2016.
Academics feel insecure, are overwhelmed by unmanageable workloads and burdened by bureaucracy. And things are only getting worse.
Fires in 1997 in Indonesia released over a billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere. Indonesia’s forests burned again in 2015.
The world has lost 10% of its wilderness areas in the past 20 years and, with it, vast stores of carbon.
In the EU, Apple has made a powerful enemy.
Australian companies could fall foul of the same state aid rules being applied to Apple to crack down on tax avoidance.
We think of coral reefs as a diverse ecosystem, but each coral is an entire and complex microworld of organisms imperceptible to our eyes.
Just like humans, corals live with myriad microscopic organisms. We are just starting to understand this unseen world.
Men might think about sex more often than women, but they also think more about food and sleep, which probably means they’re just more needs-based in general.
Are men hot-blooded, sex-driven creatures that think about sex every seven seconds? Not quite.
En avant, Marche! An energetic – sometimes frenetic – show.
A trombonist is forced to play the cymbals, while a pair of marching girls dance out his frustrations. A full brass band slips from classical, to jazz, to folk and cabaret. En Avant, Marche! is a strange show, but worth your time.
Although Australia has adopted European emissions standards for cars, these are not as strict as EU or US standards.
The court action ACCC has brought against Volkswagen might not succeed because Australia's emissions standards are not as strict as those in the US and Europe.
China’s reserves of foreign currency mean that it is also reliant on globalisation to a certain extent.
How Hwee Young/EPA
If the world starts to restrict trade and crack down on foreign investment, it will affect China's growth, which will in turn affect the world.
A healthy devil.
New research suggests devils are evolving rapidly in response to their highly lethal transmissible cancer, and that the devils could save themselves.
Storm damage and a high tide in Adelaide.
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Australia's coastal towns are already facing storms and erosion – problems that are set to get worse with rising seas.
Are you setting a good example for others to follow?
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Put otherwise good people in an environment created by a psychopathic boss and they could end up with ethical blindness.
Before he was the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump accepted three bars of gold bullion as payment for a 10-year lease on a building he owned.
The people wanted reform but they got excuses, and now populism is winning.
Some heavy hitters think it’s time the RBA’s role shifted a little.
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon wants the RBA to focus on economic growth, and he's not alone.
Scalloped hammerhead, a species that is listed as endanged by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
A recent shark licence buy-up in Australia is a great opportunity for fishers and conservation organisations to work together to maintain healthy ecosystems and fisheries.
There could be plenty of demand from the space tour guides of the near future.
Space tourists will need someone to show them around. This is just one of several jobs that currently don't exist but are expected to be a reality with in a decade.
Unions campaigned on Sunday penalty rates during the federal election.
Are penalty rates no longer relevant in the retail industry — and do they cost jobs? Recent research compared two neighbouring states where one raised rates to the other's level to find the answer.