This is up to 35 times more than the estimated weight of plastic pollution on the ocean’s surface.
A used electric vehicle can be yours for well under A$20,000. But supply is limited and, like with any major purchase, there are potential pitfalls.
Australia is known as the 'land of the lizards'. These photos show why they deserve more of your attention.
We counted the number of standard trees in Australia. It turns out that since 1990, we've actually been gaining trees faster than losing them.
It's time to listen to warnings from the people of the Pacific.
Achieving a radically different tomorrow will require more than a purely technocratic approach. So now, imagine you are in the year 2050 ...
This mine has destroyed thousands of lives and livelihoods in Bougainville, an island in Papua New Guinea. It’s time Rio Tinto cleaned up its mess.
With their vibrant blooms and a lineage tracing back to the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, wattles have a lot going for them.
The weather is warming up, and snakes are coming out to bask in the sun. But we don't need to tell tall tales to appreciate snakes – the truth is far more fascinating.
My research focuses on how to support children with a parent who must travel afar for work. Strategies that boost understanding and maintain connection with the absent parent build resilience.
Some 45 frog species, included some rare and threatened, were recorded calling after the fires.
This stroke of serendipity shows how much there is still to be learned about the natural history of Australia. Surely more surprises are out there waiting for us.
To fully understand why droughts begin, persist and end, we need to answer the question: where does Australia’s rainfall come from? It may seem basic, but the answer isn't so simple.
We must make ensure that puppies born into the greyhound racing don't slip through the cracks.
It's encouraging that the federal government recognises its role in industry policy. But its choice to support some technologies is disappointing.
More than 450 long-finned pilot whales are stranded in Tasmania. Saving them is a race against time.
A new statistical model predicts the number of tropical cyclones up to four months before the start of the season from November to April.
Leaded petrol hasn't been used since 2002, but new research found traces of it end up back in the air after bushfires.
The government's latest energy plans are a failure of logic, and will lock in fossil fuel use for decades.
Funnel webs are considered one of Australia's most fearsome spiders, but their ability to kill humans is by accident rather than design.