You may have seen reports that humans use more resources than the Earth can produce – but, logically, how is that possible? A bathtub can help explain.
Surveying the bottom of the ocean turns out to be far from easy. But there was something wonderful about seeing animals we have only read about in old books.
Politics podcast: Alan Finkel on the future of Australia’s energy market.
Alan Finkel acknowledges there's a hard road ahead for policymaking on energy.
We all know how vital it is for our native bird species to thrive. But what if the only birds that visit your garden are introduced "pest" species? Many people feel these birds deserve some love too.
Latest results from garden bird surveys in New Zealand show that at least six non-native species have declined over the past decade.
Proposals for the government to commission more "baseload" electricity generation will raise private sector concerns over Canberra's growing willingness to intervene in a previously free market.
For over a century Australia’s venomous snakes have been counted amongst the world’s deadliest, yet human fatalities remain strikingly rare. How did our snakes develop such a fearsome reputation?
Apartment-dwellers risk being left behind in the rooftop solar boom. But some projects are showing how apartments can join the transition to a distributed renewable energy future.
A seed contains nearly everything a tree needs to get growing. Just add a dash of water, a bit of warmth and the right location, and you'll be seeing green in no time.
Legal vegetation 'thinning' is contributing to high rates of land clearing, potentially causing problems for threatened species and ecosystems.
'Australian values' have been mangled into meaninglessness by countless politicians. But there is an national character, shaped by the Australian land. New research investigates Outback values.
Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie told Q&A that heatwaves were 'worsening' in Australia and 'hot days' had doubled in the last 50 years. Let's take a look at the evidence.
Response from a spokesperson from the Climate Council in relation to an article on CEO Amanda McKenzie’s claims about worsening heatwaves and increasing numbers of hot days in Australia.
The Carmichael coal mine requires a crucial native title agreement to build key infrastructure. But an Indigenous group is bringing legal action against Adani, which may create a fatal roadblock.
Cockroaches and termites are closely related, and both pay their offspring a lot of attention – so much so in the latter's case that the kids stay all their lives to help keep the nest clean and tidy.
Melting ice from Antartica could feed vast plankton blooms, trapping carbon in the ocean. To understand this complex mechanism, researchers looked at volcanoes deep under glaciers.
Politics podcast: Josh Frydenberg, George Christensen and Mark Butler on the Finkel review.
It's clear that reaching an outcome on energy policy which brings the certainty business needs to invest will be a hard slog for Malcolm Turnbull.
Zoos' role in conservation is divisive, but in Australia they could be critical in securing and even recovering threatened species.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the bicycle, we look at new research that confirms cars cause the majority of bike collisions. It's time to follow much of Europe and shift liability to drivers.
The current rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is unprecedented in the past 800,000 years. As our video explains, ice cores track human changes to the atmosphere that are far beyond natural.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has attempted to address the energy 'trilemma': electricity that's cheap, reliable and low-emissions. Has he succeeded? Our expert panel weighs in.
A Clean Energy Target and a swathe of measures to improve the security and reliability of the electricity grid are among the recommendations of the keenly awaited Finkel Review.
The Finkel review is designed to create a coherent and realistic plan for a low-emissions future. Here are the details you need to know.
Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s but the type of meat consumed has changed significantly. Chicken and pork both now far outstrip beef, mutton and lamb.
Australia's road emissions have plateaued – last year showed the smallest reduction on record.