Unconventional gas wells are being approved in their thousands across Australia.
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Gas mining is expanding across Australia, and has been touted as part of the answer to cutting emissions. But there is evidence that this rollout will pose significant health and environmental risks.
Providing optimism in the face of environmental reality can help people stay aware and hopeful for a positive outcome.
Photo: A. Sergeev
When it comes to environmental activism, optimism is key.
India’s airstrikes caused some damage inside Pakistan.
It started on February, 14 when a suicide attack killed more than 40 people in the Indian controlled part of Kashmir. Now, Pakistan and India's conflict over the disputed region is heating up again.
Sheep are among the most common carriers of Q fever.
Q fever is a flu-like infection that spreads to people from animals. The bacteria that causes it can withstand harsh environmental conditions – in particular, drought.
Women tend to get thrown into teaching rather than research, and tend to have their research overlooked.
Fewer girls study economics today than 25 years ago, perhaps because they have become aware of the barriers to progress.
Research out of the US tested different varieties of beer and wine for the presence of glyphosate – but there’s lots to consider when interpreting the findings.
The amount of alcohol you'd have to drink before glyphosate posed even a negligible risk would harm you well before the glyphosate would.
Yolngu boys from north-eastern Arnhem Land perform the Bunggul traditional dance during the Garma Festival in 2018. The Yolngu have flourished for up to 50,000 years.
It's time for a more reasonable, hybrid definition of civilisation that incorporates our Indigenous heritage.
Crossbenchers Kerryn Phelps, Julia Banks and Rebekah Sharkie celebrate the passing of the “Medivac” law through the House of Representatives.
Since the Tampa affair in 2001, successive governments have been anxious to be seen as "hard-line" on asylum seekers, but the cost – to people and the country – has been too high.
Lego Mechanic might look sweet and innocent, but what’s that smile really hiding?
The danger with car hacking isn't terrorists taking control of your car (as movies might have you think), but the age old problem of dodgy mechanics getting you to spend more on servicing it.
It is becoming harder to argue that neoliberal market solutions, from tax cuts to deregulation, will necessarily benefit and protect ordinary voters.
Whether they form the next government or not, the Liberals need to reconsider their reliance on neoliberal economics, which may no longer be serving the party – or the country.
About 13% of Australian worker are working 50 hours or more a week, putting themselves, and others, at greater risk.
A maximum work week of 38 hours makes scientific sense. Working longer hours is bad for mental and physical health.
When prices are falling, fewer home owners will choose to sell if they can afford to stay put.
It's natural to assume that a downturn in the property market is good news for people who've been priced out of the market. In practice, they might still not be able to buy a home.
Amazon’s WiFi buttons enable you to instantly order specific branded products such as soft drinks, beer and condoms. You needn’t even get out of bed.
Dash Buttons have been ruled illegal under Germany's consumer rights law. They might also contravene Australian consumer law.
A link is a mechanism for data to be delivered to your device.
When you click on unverified links or download suspicious apps you increase the risk of exposure to malware. Here's what could happen if you do – and how you can minimise your risk.
The emperor penguin can grow up to 45 kilograms, making it the largest living penguin species.
Genetic information extracted from fossil bones of two extinct penguin species shows the geological emergence of islands plays a role in penguin evolution.
Age is the biggest predictor of IVF success, but not all clinics are equal.
If you're one of the one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility, you've probably thought about IVF. Here's a step by step breakdown of how it all works.
Australian states and territories have in the last decade reformed their animal welfare laws.
Our research compared penalties for animal cruelty issued before and after the law change in SA. We found the penalties did in fact increase, but reports of abuse haven't decreased.
If you have voice shopping activated on your voice assistant, anyone in your home could potentially purchase items in your name.
When an African grey parrot named Rocco made purchases via his owner's Amazon Alexa voice assistant, it raised questions about who was legally responsible for footing the bill.
Can eating steak in a restaurant (or reindeer tongue, for that matter) ever be considered an ethical form of eating? It depends who you ask.
With the rising influence of celebrity chefs around the world, do restaurants have responsibilities to promote more ethical forms of eating?
You’re another year older but that doesn’t have to mean poorer health.
As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here's a decade by decade guide to what you're up against – and what you can do about it.