Many of Australia’s mines haven’t been cleaned up as thoroughly as they should have been.
Rehabilitating old mines is a crucial responsibility for the industry. But many Australian mine sites have been simply left alone or left for the taxpayer to fix.
Coral Bleaching at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
© XL Catlin Seaview Survey
This summer's record-breaking coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was made 175 times more likely thanks to climate change.
Some 60% of bugs that infect humans originated in animals.
The world’s scientific community is focused on how to improve detection and responses to emerging diseases such as Zika virus and Ebola. So what can we learn from the most recent large-scale outbreaks?
Labor has promised 50% of electricity will come from renewable sources by 2050, but has left the detail for after the election.
Wind turbine image from www.shutterstock.com
Labor's detailed climate policy is ambitious, but it remains to be seen if it will capture the voters.
Tom E Lewis translated parts of King Lear into Kriol for the Malthouse Theatre production of The Shadow King.
It's spoken by up to 20,000 people, but most Australians have never heard of Kriol. The creole of North Australia has evolved into a distinct language – but is it helping or killing Indigenous dialects?
Do the holes in the banner carried by these Vietnam veterans during an Anzac Day parade in Canberra make any difference?
AAP Image/Alan Porritt
Attend any ANZAC Day parade and you might see people carrying banners with holes cut in them. They're supposed to cut any drag or wind resistance but do they do any good?
Sir David on the Great Barrier Reef.
David Attenborough © Serengeti Entertainment
Sir David Attenborough has issued a call the save the Great Barrier Reef.
Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas Island, 2010.
Despite Prince's many transformations – musically and visually – he extended his signature energy over 39 albums. His broad sonic church attracted fans from every walk of life.
An illustration of Nightingale 1.0, which provides an alternative to developer-led housing.
llustration supplied by Breathe Architecture
A quiet revolution is happening in housing development in Australia. It started small, with a group of architects in Melbourne, but has the potential to transform the way urban housing is conceived, funded…
In Ali Curung, 400km north of Alice Springs, the things that work for the community, including a local broadcasting and computer centre, are a response to local strengths and needs.
In some Indigenous communities, the ratio of programs to people served is possibly the highest in the world. Somehow, for many, Closing the Gap remains an elusive goal. A rethink is needed.
Referee Jared Maxwell gestures during this year’s Round 5 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Brisbane Broncos.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
The data shows NRL referees get it right most of the time. So why do they still cop criticism?
An Indonesian oil palm smallholder sells fruit bunches to a trader.
Over the past few years many companies have committed to sustainable palm oil. But that is threatened by a growing alliance between industry and government.
One in five research graduates is dissatisfied with the supervision they received.
A new review of research training in Australia calls for transferable skills to be central to the training of PhD students.
An overwhelming majority of those in the know believe coal fired power, such as from this Victorian plant, are contributing to global warming.
A new study confirms that 97% of publishing climate scientists believe humans are causing global warming.
Is the coal train leaving town?
We hear a lot about how essential coal and other mineral exports are for Australia. Is it true? Only for a relatively small section of the population.
The era of coal is coming to an end.
Peabody, the world's largest private coal company, has filed for bankruptcy, symbolising the world's swing away from coal.
The plan to use lasers to send mini-spaceships to the stars.
It's an ambitious plan to send a micro-spaceship to our stellar neighbour but is this possible with today's technology or even technology in the near future?
Sugary drinks are high in energy and lead to weight gain and obesity.
It's time for Australia to follow the UK's lead and increase the price of sugary drinks.
Bleached coral can take on luminously beautiful pink and purple hues - but don’t be deceived, these corals are under stress.
The bleaching hitting the Great Barrier Reef not only harms corals. As these close-up photos show, it also deprives many other species of a home and livelihood.
The launch of a Tesla Model 3 sedan, aimed at the mass market.
Tesla's new Model 3 may be the kick the electric car industry needs to expand, with pre-orders exceeding expectations.