A red-and-green macaw in the Amazon.
New data have revealed a disturbing trend in forest loss: the hearts of the world's forests are disappearing. To stop them bleeding out, we'll have to say 'no' to some developments.
What’s hiding in your garden this summer?
Have a look in your garden - you might be surprised at some of the native animals that thrive there when the weather's hot.
Une exploitation de pulpe de bois à Sumatra (Indonésie).
De la sécheresse alimentée par El Niño au ralentissement des économies brésiliennes et chinoises, que réservent les mois qui viennent pour les zones forestières ?
An industrial pulp-wood plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia.
From drought to economic slowdown, 2016 promises a mixed bag for the world's forests.
Catching black marlin is big business on Australia’s east coast.
Climate change is driving the iconic black marlin further south, with a possible impact on ecosystems and the fishing industry.
Road development for logging in the Congo Basin.
More than thirty gigantic infrastructure projects threaten Africa's environment without offering economic benefits.
Drought and deforestation have proved to be a volatile combination in Indonesia.
While Indonesia has taken steps to address the worst forest fires in living memory, a new palm oil alliance with Malaysia threatens to take a giant leap back.
Is WADA an appropriate body to be entrusted with the sole authority to investigate doping in sport?
Proposed changes to anti-doping are likely to increase WADA's powers, but in the search to detect doping athletes, the innocent are likely to be punished along with the guilty.
Ideally, all states and territories would have consistent laws based on Victorian legislation.
Abortion is a safe medical procedure, yet half of Australian women may have difficulty accessing a termination because they live in states and territories that designate it a crime.
Goodbye education, hello science.
Christopher Pyne’s policies in the education portfolio were underpinned by liberal values of the free market, autonomy and education as a private commodity.
Coming to a forest near you?
A huge El Niño on the horizon bodes ill for drought and forest fire.
Gamba Grass is altering fire regimes in the Top End, threatening human life and property, natural assets including Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, and compromising savanna burning programs.
One of the Australian government's new research priorities is "environmental change". But can be hard to know how to tackle such huge and interlinked issues as climate change and species extinctions.
Tinkering with the law is likely to entrench positions on both sides of the ‘green tape’ debate.
Both industry and environmental groups need more certainty over the government's approvals process. But the recent hectic rhetoric has given them less certainty - and that could be bad for both sides.
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.
We know a lot about what climate change will do, but ‘when’ is a tougher question.
What we think we know, don't know and things that might surprise us about climate change and the environment.
The World Heritage Committee’s deliberations involved far more than a simple tick for the Great Barrier Reef.
Australia was spared the ignominy of having the Great Barrier Reef listed as officially in danger. But comments from member countries of the World Heritage Committee show the world is still worried about it.
The north may be pleasant now, but climate change may make it less so.
The recently released white paper on developing northern Australia ignores an elephant in the room: climate change. While the paper sees a bright future for the north (roads, rail, dams and food), without considering climate change we can't be sure the north will even be liveable.
Environmental groups should get involved in politics.
AAP Image/Christine Flatley
From the perspective of conservation scientists, the government’s inquiry into the tax-deductible status of environmental groups is a bad idea wrapped in naïveté.
People with tattoos form part of a rich and meaningful history.
Tattoos are a part of mainstream culture and an everyday expression of our aesthetic impulses. That wasn't always the case, and the history of the tattoo lets us chart changing ideas about the human body.
It’s still too early to declare that it’s blue skies for the Great Barrier Reef.
Underwater Earth/Catlin Seaview Survey/Wikimedia Commons
Whether it's on the official "in danger" list or not, the Great Barrier Reef is clearly under threat. UNESCO has placed its faith in Australia, but without urgent action the problems will not go away.