Antarctica hangs in the balance. Five cities have the chance of securing the future of this fragile continent.
Closing parts of the ocean to fishing displaces fishers to other areas.
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The public and political debate about marine reserves often comes down to one thing: fishing.
Australia’s oceans are home to extraordinary marine life.
Australia has the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world, a vast ocean territory that contains important natural and biological resources. And it needs protecting.
Coming to a window near you?
New relaxed rules mean we're likely to see even more drones in the sky. Australian law offers little protection to people who might find their homes and gardens being spied on as a result.
An icebreaker makes its way through Antarctica’s sea ice.
After record-breaking amounts of sea ice in Antartica, this year we're seeing record lows.
Eastern quolls face an uphill battle to recover after climate change drove wild populations closer to extinction.
Half of Tasmania's eastern quolls – Australia's last population – have disappeared in the past 10 years.
Research shows most Indigenous people feel judged, stereotyped and disregarded by white people.
Indigenous peoples live in societies where their sense of cultural worth is constantly undermined.
End of an era? The Macquarie Island research base could close next year.
The shock decision to close Australia's year-round research station at Macquarie Island will make monitoring Antarctica and the Southern Ocean harder, and will force Tasmania to get creative.
Huge swathes of Tasmania have burned this year.
Warren Frey/Tasmania Fire Service
A comprehensive analysis of Tasmania's natural disaster risks has identified bushfire as the biggest threat, alongside emerging issues such as disease epidemics and heatwaves.
Attorney-General George Brandis has again lost a bid to prevent his ministerial diary from being released under FOI.
The FOI request was one a first year law student could complete - instead, the courts have been tied up with political game-playing.
Vitamin D seems to play a protective role when the lungs are inflamed and infected.
Asthmatics given vitamin D had fewer severe attacks that needed treatment with oral medication.
A healthy devil.
New research suggests devils are evolving rapidly in response to their highly lethal transmissible cancer, and that the devils could save themselves.
Scott Morrison said Australia has an earnings problem.
Federal treasurer Scott Morrison’s diagnosis of the risks and challenges confronting the Australian economy is hard to fault. But tackling those problems will require flexibility from the government.
Britain’s industrial pioneers couldn’t have known how they would affect the climate.
The first signs that humans were warming the climate appeared much earlier in the northern hemisphere - way back in the 1830s. But now the trend is emerging all over the globe.
The global economy may be more fragile than at any time since the financial crisis, Malcolm Turnbull said today.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's first major post-election economic speech revealed not a hint of awareness that large swathes of the electorate had been unpersuaded by his major policy programs.
Whichever way you look at it, Australian rules football makes a clear difference for the better in people’s lives.
In their hearts, everyone associated with the AFL knows the decline in the community is real.
Catch them all - and maybe spare a thought for the trees.
You might worry that people care more about what's on their smartphone than what's in their local wildlife park. But what if we could get them to care about both at the same time?
Games like Pokémon GO cleverly exploit our psychology in the way they dole our rewards to keep players hooked.
The Pokemon GO craze has tapped in to our desire to seek out rewards. But there different types of rewards in life, each designed to capture our attention, even train our behaviour.
What lies beneath: bedrock peeks through the Antarctic ice.
Russ Hepburn, Kenn Borek Air
Buried beneath kilometres-thick slabs of ice are rivers and huge lakes - some of which are teeming with microbes that thrive in a world without light or oxygen.
Knowing where the ice comes from can help work out what it will do to sea levels.
Polar ice isn't all the same - it can be divided roughly into "land ice" and "sea ice". What matters most for sea levels is how much ice slides off the land and melts in the sea.