Plastic bags, balloons, and rope fragments were among more than 100 pieces of plastic in the gut of a single turtle.
Autopsies of 1,000 turtles washed up on Australian beaches paint a grim picture of the impact of plastic debris. Even a single piece can be deadly, and on average 14 pieces equals a 50% fatality rate.
Australia’s grain exports will suffer under climate change.
Climate change will change the dynamic for major food exporters like China and the US.
Clinical trials using immune cells engineered through synthetic biology have been shown to push some patients into remission from blood cancer.
Right now, you're living in a kind of industrial revolution – where biotechnology, information technology, manufacturing and automation all come together to form synthetic biology.
The Goldilocks rule of pooing says you should go between three times a day and three times a week.
All experts agreed there's nothing to worry about if you don't go every day.
Local communities need to know that old coal seam gas wells aren’t going to cause ongoing problems.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
The coal seam gas industry and its regulators still have work to do in persuading local communities that old wells can be decommissioned without future problems, according to new CSIRO research.
The other galaxies are there, but they are hiding a very long way away.
We are in the Milky Way. If you travelled on an extremely fast spaceship for more than two million years, you would reach our neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy. All other galaxies are even further away.
Could this be the way to fill up in future?
The hydrogen economy has been touted for decades as a way to navigate the clean energy transition. Now a new CSIRO roadmap sets out how hydrogen power can become a major energy player.
Sea turtle eating a plastic bag.
Plastic bags are commonly mistaken for food by sea animals. They require a lot of energy and resources to be made, and have caused floods in some countries.
Maasai women on a conservation project in Kenya.
Joan de la Malla
A new map shows that more than 25% of all land outside Antarctica is held and managed by Indigenous peoples. This makes these communities vital allies in the global conservation effort.
Hukou Waterfall of Yellow River, China.
After cascading ecological catastrophes in the 90s, China spent 20 years seriously investing in sustainability. Now that effort is paying off.
Ocean fish are changing where they live due to climate change.
Australia's oceans are warming faster than the global average, and fish are moving south as a result.
There’s a strong correlation between happiness and innovation.
Societies that are happier than others would be reflecting more confidence and trust in their institutions and economic systems.
Water sampling for eDNA analysis.
Photograph credit: Katrina West.
DNA sequencing means a scientist can take a bucket of seawater and ID every fish in the area. Now we need a universal 'biobank' of samples to make a truly powerful environment monitoring tool.
Matahari terbenam tampak melintasi Port Warrender ke Dataran Tinggi Mitchell di pantai Kimberley. Itu ada di daerah Wunambal Gaambera.
Mark Jones Films (dengan izin)
Manusia pertama yang sampai ke Australia mungkin menavigasi lautan unuk menyeberang hingga barat laut pesisir benua tersebut lebih dari 50.000 tahun lalu.
The sustainable choice for sustaining your brain?
How you prepare your coffee at home (and wash up the mugs) can have a big impact on its carbon footprint. So fill that kettle carefully, and only brew what you know you'll drink.
As the world prevaricates over climate action, Antarctica’s future is shrouded in uncertainty.
Hamish Pritchard/British Antarctic Survey
What will Antarctica look like in 2070? Will the icy wilderness we know today survive, or will it succumb to climate change and human pressure? Our choices over the coming decade will seal its fate.
We need a simple system for categorising data privacy settings, similar to the way Creative Commons specifies how work can be legally shared.
Imagine if we could specify our general privacy preferences in our devices, have them check privacy policies when we sign up for apps, and warn us if the agreements overstep.
Marine heatwaves can kill off species and alter ecosystems.
Marine heatwaves have had little attention until recently, but they're already having large effects.
Sunset looking across Port Warrender to the Mitchell Plateau on the Kimberley coast. It is in Wunambal Gaambera country.
Mark Jones Films (with permission)
The first people to make it to Australia could have navigated their way by sea crossing, reaching the north-west coastline of the island continent more than 50,000 years ago.
Information warfare in cyberspace could replace reason and reality with rage and fantasy.
Simulation models show just how effectively fake news and propaganda can shift opinions.