Bleached staghorn coral on the Great Barrier Reef. Many species are dependent on corals for food and shelter.
Corals, mangroves and seagrass habitats have been affected by extreme weather events, and some may never recover.
US astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon 50 years ago this month, Australians saw the images first. Australia even defied bad weather to bring the historic images to the world.
A view from CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope antenna 29, with the phased array feed receiver in the centre, Southern Cross on the left and the Moon on the right.
For the first time scientists have located the home galaxy of a one-off fast radio burst. Here's how they did it – and what they learned about the galaxy.
Tourists are experiencing ‘Reef grief’.
Severe coral bleaching may have been the crucial factor in bringing home the reality of climate change for many people.
Most new houses being built in Australia do no better than comply with the minimum energy performance required by regulations.
Australia requires a minimum six-star energy rating for new housing. New homes average just 6.2 stars, so builders are doing the bare minimum to comply, even as the costs of this approach are rising.
Australia’s future prosperity will require bold action on a number of fronts and a deliberate commitment to careful and considered long-term thinking.
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If the right changes are made today, Australia’s living standards could be up to 36% higher in 2060. This translates into a 90% increase in average wages (in adjusted, real terms) from today.
Raw sewage from 3,500 people in Sydney’s affluent eastern suburbs is discharged directly into the ocean.
Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs have raw and untreated sewage from 3,500 people discharged directly into the Tasman Sea.
The Cape Grim observatory, home of the ‘world’s cleanest air’… and rising greenhouse gases.
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are at 414 parts per million. But thanks to a recalculation of methane's warming power, the total amount of greenhouse gases is now equivalent to more than 500.
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Waves occur in all sorts of places, and it's possible that waves you might see breaking at the beach are at the end of a very long journey.
Sunset at Australia’s Cape Grim observatory, one of the key global background monitoring sites for CFC-11.
For several years, emissions of CFCs have been rising, in apparent defiance of a global ban in place since 2010. A new global detective effort has traced the source to two eastern Chinese provinces.
It’s not cows’ fault they fart, but the methane they produce is warming the planet.
Removing human-related methane from the atmosphere could reduce global warming by 15%.
Barking Owls are one of Australia’s 1,770 threatened or endangered species.
Invasive species are the biggest single threat to Australian plants and animals.
The coral reef of Rarotonga helped scientists create a better climate history.
El Niño events can affect millions of people around the world, causing drought in Australia and floods in the Americas.
The majority of Australian women change their name when they marry.
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We are three professional women who all made different decisions regarding name changes.
Artificial intelligence needs to be developed with an ethical framework.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform the way we live, work, communicate and travel. So long as it's designed that way.
Funi and Wang Wang in December, 2011. The gian pandas’ stay at Adelaide Zoo depends on federal funding to pay China about A$1 million a year.
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When it comes to giant pandas, politics, economics and international diplomacy often eclipse conservation considerations.
Record-breaking maximum temperatures are changing ripening times in Australia’s wine regions.
A plant-growth-regulating spray might be the solution for vineyards affected by heatwaves.
The Rhenish Brown Coal Field in Germany. Germany is one of 18 developed countries whose carbon emissions declined between 2005-2015.
Reducing emissions doesn't have to conflict with a growing economy, as these 18 developed nations show.
For many of us, a better diet means eating more fruit and vegetables.
We need to change how we produce, ship, eat and waste food to improve our health and that of the planet.
Eastern rock lobster on sale at Sydney’s fish market. Our preference for a limited variety of seafood drives up prices and threatens the industry’s sustainability.
Australian fishing boats throw away up to half the fish they catch. To make the seafood industry sustainable, we need to eat all the fish that get caught.