A photo from Sea Shepherd allegedly shows a Japanese whaling vessel with a dead minke whale on board.
EPA/GLENN LOCKITCH / SEA SHEPHERD HANDOUT
Japan is once again allegedly killing whales in Antarctica. But after taking Japan to international court in 2014, there's not much Australia can do.
The deadly facial tumour can hide itself from the Tasmanian devil’s immune system.
The facial tumour cells that threaten the Tasmanian devils may use a sort of molecular shield to protect them from the animal's immune system.
A hiker perched at the top of Tasmania’s Tarkine wilderness.
AAP Image/ Jenny Archer
the end of the mining boom has breathed new life into parts of the Tasmanian economy. But there are also several worrying indicators -- like population growth and unemployment -- to be addressed.
The idea is to come up with better alternatives to this.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Japan's fleet is on its way to the Southern Ocean for more "scientific" whaling. But a new resolution pointing out the importance of whale poo could help remove Japan's rationale for lethal research.
A large thunderstorm rolls over Sydney in 2015.
AAP Image/Newzulu/Haig Gilchrist
Severe storms bring a complex mixture of weather conditions, often in a very localised area. This unpredictability can make them very damaging, and very hard to study too.
More heatwaves in store, but the exact effects on people are harder to predict.
AAP Image/Joe Castro
Heatwaves are Australia's deadliest type of natural disaster. But while we know a lot about the weather patterns behind them, more research is needed to forecast accurately their impacts on people.
Employees of a Japanese foreign exchange company keep a close eye on the progress of the presidential election.
Some might say that financial markets over-reacted to the Brexit vote and the market reaction to the US election is the same. But Brexit won't happen till 2019, a Trump victory has already happened.
Static No. 12 (seek stillness in movement), 2009–10.
©Daniel Crooks. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery
A new exhibition at MONA, curated by scientists, explores the biological and evolutionary origins of art. The show is spectacular - but it offers an overwhelmingly male perspective.
Knowing when and where this is going to happen would be useful.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
Floods are a costly part of Australian life, which means we need to get better at predicting exactly when - and how severely - they are likely to strike in the future.
As the torrent of carefully created social media posts to sites such as Facebook grows, who is to say which is the 'real' you.
Voting doesn’t mean much in Kazakhstan.
Donald Trump is wrong: the US election can't be rigged. But it's a different story in Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Gabon and Mexico.
A pot of gold? Only if you’re not complacent about the science.
Adam Davey/University of Tasmania
Aquaculture development needs to be able to trust the science, and the science needs to be delivered in a timely way if we hope to ensure long-term sustainability of this industry.
Japan’s previous scientific whaling program was shut down. But its new one may not be.
EPA/Tim Watters/Sea Shepherd Australia
Australia's new resolution will apply stricter monitoring to the special permits that allow some nations to continue whaling. But the new rules are non-binding, meaning countries are free to ignore them.
Marlin are one of the prized fish in Australia’s oceans.
Marlin image from www.shutterstock.com
Australia's oceans would be less protected under recent recommendations.
We shouldn’t dismiss the possibility of a Trump victory and its effects on the global economic landscape.
A Trump victory in the US presidential election is unlikely, but then again, so was Brexit. If he does get elected, there may be severe economic and financial consequences.
South Africa’s planned withdrawal from the ICC is considered a detraction from Nelson Mandela’s “inspiring legacy”.
The ICC has made important advances by investigating cases outside Africa and completing ones that further define what is not allowed in war. South Africa’s withdrawal is concerning, but not fatal.
Australia has some of the world’s best ocean energy resources.
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Australia has the world's largest wave energy resource – so how do we unlock our ocean's potential?
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.
Tuna image from www.shutterstock.com
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.