Let’s say we took a lot of water from the coast and piped it to a dry inland area. How might that affect the soil in both places?
The Australian landscape is very old and the soils in inland areas can be very fragile.
As the emergency develops, our understanding of what is reasonable and lawful will inevitably change.
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Climate activists are using the 'extraordinary emergency' of climate change as a legal defence to justify law breaking.
Two women recently locked themselves against a gate in Townsville to protest Adani.
By choosing to put their own bodies in a vulnerable situation, protesters are appealing to the humanity of the police to treat them with care and respect.
Whale sharks at Oslob are now part of a new ecotourism industry.
Former fishermen in the Philippines are lifting their families out of poverty through whale shark tourism.
Melbourne has been voted the third best destination for international students.
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The performance of Melbourne and Sydney on this international platform speaks volumes for the position of the country as a study destination.
The teeth in these
Australopithecus africanus skulls contain important evidence about the nutrition of these individuals as they grew up.
A new study shows the enigmatic hominin species Australopithecus africanus may have breastfed young for around 5-6 years – a very costly practice for the mother.
Many international students don’t feel safe outside campus.
There is enough policy and general advice in place about the safety of international students. We need operational programs with the police and other stakeholders, leading to evidence-based practice.
The ‘gothic’ genre was once thought to be inapplicable to Australia. But there is a strong gothic tradition in Australian literature and film, seen in examples like Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Gothic texts are not all bloodsucking vampires and howling werewolves. An Australian Gothic tradition took root alongside colonisation, influencing writers from Marcus Clarke to Alexis Wright.
You’re not imagining it. Our bodies really do crave macaroni cheese and other comfort foods as the temperature drops. Here’s why.
Research into our brain, gut and childhood memories tells us why we reach for macaroni cheese rather than salad in winter.
Contact with nature is a crucial part of sustainability education in preschool.
The global environmental crisis is overwhelming, but showing children how they can take care of their immediate environment can empower them to feel like they can make a difference.
A scene at the Aquarius Festival, Nimbin, 1973.
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Nimbin before and after: local voices on how the 1973 Aquarius Festival changed a town forever.
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The stories shared with you today are drawn from consultations and interviews with more than 60 Nimbin residents, Aquarius Festival participants and Indigenous elders.
A scene at the Aquarius Festival, Nimbin, 1973.
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The stories I share with you today are drawn from consultations and interviews with more than 60 Nimbin residents, Aquarius Festival participants and Indigenous elders.
Metallica singer James Hetfield (left) and guitarist Kirk Hammett perform on stage during Lollapalooza 2017.
There is a long list of bands that fell apart over artistic differences. But conflict between band members – and even some creative sledging – can be crucial to making better music.
It’s not fact that private schools get better results than public schools.
New analysis shows public schools have similar, or even better, results than private schools with similar rankings of socioeconomic status.
Members of Brisbane’s Sudanese community celebrate the signing of a peace accord that signalled an end to the Second Sudanese Civil War in 2005. The first recorded African-diaspora settlers in Australia were convicts who landed with the First Fleet in 1788.
A new collection of writing by African-diaspora Australians shares a diversity of experiences: stories of displacement, isolation, endurance and the right to call Australia home.
During its first few decades, this tree is the runt of the rainforest. And then it starts its growth spurt, and can go on to live for millennia.
Emotional abuse, which includes humiliation and intimidation, is rampant in coaching culture.
Sports training often involves exposure to challenging situations to boost performance. But this can cross the line into emotional abuse. Here's how to recognise when that happens.
Warrigal greens are covered in balloon-like hairs that store salt.
This native succulent is a tasty bush food.
In these divided times, young people are uniting to claim a political platform and fight climate change.
Eating a healthy diet fuels our brain cells, fights inflammation and helps produce the chemicals that make us happy.
Medication and talking therapies are key to treating depression but eating a range of nutritious foods can also play a role in boosting our mood.