Nigeria has abundant energy resources but about 40% of the population don’t have access to electricity.
Nigeria can make some changes to harness its energy resources and lower its carbon footprint while providing power to its people.
Planning and design for healthy, liveable communities in the Australian tropics can involve quite different considerations from those that apply down south.
There's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all plan for sustainable, healthy urban living. Urban diaries help identify what works – and doesn't work – for tropical cities like Cairns or Townsville.
Crowdfunded campaigns to save the orange-bellied parrot are a rare ray of hope.
When environmental needs outstrip government funds, people power steps up.
A government plan to ‘dart’ wild horses with fertility control drugs ignores science and expert advice.
There is no way to effectively administer fertility control to thousands of horses scattered through a huge national park meaning population growth will only be limited as they run out of food
Isolated peoples’ immune systems haven’t learned how to evade bugs.
There are numerous examples of the havoc infectious diseases can play on communities that have not previously been exposed to them.
Green sea turtle eating seagrass off Lizard Island.
New research highlights the role of sea turtles and dugong in the dispersal of seeds and maintenance of seagrass meadows, an important marine habitat and the primary food source for both animals.
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.
Orangutan Tapanuli yang terancam di Sumatra Utara.
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Jika proyek ini berjalan seperti rencana, proyek ini akan membanjiri jantung habitat orang utan Tapanuli dan menjelajah sisanya dengan banyak jalan baru dan pembukaan jaringan listrik.
The imperilled Tapanuli Orangutan in northern Sumatra.
© Maxime Aliaga
A US$1.6 billion dollar dam in Sumatra threatens the recently discovered and desperately imperilled Tapanuli Orangutan.
The new funding is focused on measures that are already in the foreground.
The federal government's new $500 million funding package for the Great Barrier Reef seems predominantly focused on the tactics that are already being tried, without much success.
A new study calls for additional support from government, employers and the medical profession for cancer survivors wanting to return to work.
Australia loses nearly A$2 billion of GDP every year due to people with cancer leaving the workforce.
Fact or fiction? Either way, an alien still seems menacing.
Cindy Zhi/The Conversation
Stephen Hawking raised the public profile of grand science, and speculated about the future of artificial intelligence, as well as contacting aliens. Does science mix easily with science fiction?
A Wildebeeste, or Gnu.
Africa's famous animal migrations are increasingly blocked by fences, erected by farmers to keep their livestock safe from disease. But a new approach aims to deliver healthy beef and healthy wildlife.
Cane toads have been found from Perth to Sydney.
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND WILDLIFE/AAP
New cane toad traps that carefully imitate mating males successfully target breeding females. Males, meanwhile, will turn up for anything that sounds remotely like a toad.
The thorny devil, one of Australia’s many remarkable and unique animals.
Most of Australia's plants and animals are found nowhere else on Earth. This remarkable biodiversity requires a bolder, brighter conservation vision.
Photo Jorge Alvarez Romero.
New global communities of concerned citizens can help protect iconic places such as the Great Barrier Reef. But the scope of these remote communities must extend beyond mere 'slacktivism'.
Being bullied as a child, being female, young, and neurotic are significant predictors of whether you might be bullied in the workplace, one survey found.
Our study showed that the majority of employees chose to continue attending work despite suffering repeated abuse at work.
Oysters can do a lot more than they’re given credit for.
Oysters aren't just good for a feed. They also give a vital boost to coastal ecosystems, which is why efforts are underway to restore Australia's once-abundant oyster reefs to their former glory.
The new way of getting investors involved through crowdfunding will be treated just like any normal share issue — without any special tax offsets, write-offs or capital gains tax relief at all.
New crowd-sourced funding legislation for startups is meant to provide incentives for investors - but it doesn't quite achieve that goal.
Fantasy and science fiction author Ursula Le Guin has died, aged 88.
© 2014 Jack Liu
Le Guin's A Wizard of EarthSea and The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas are just two examples of her prolific and influential writing career in fantasy and science fiction.