Michelle Grattan on the week in politics, including the travel ban, the royal commission into the bushfires, and labor's stance on a compulsory superannuation guarantee and zero emissions by 2050.
Some people might think it's a ridiculous conversation, but for the sake of the planet we need to talk about ending capitalism.
Building one of these watering pods can help thirsty wildlife, but it must be checked for safety and hygiene, and refilled regularly.
We all want to help native animals recover after bushfires, but giving a koala a drink from your water bottle can cause more harm than good. Here are some helpful things you can do.
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This summer's bushfires have sparked a fiery debate about hazard-reduction burning. Scientists are still debating whether it really helps prevent bushfires – here's why.
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A scientist whose Kangaroo Island home was threatened by the summer's bushfires says there is a 'knowledge gap' between satellite data and useful maps that can protect communities.
The current state of our climate shouldn't be dismissed as a 'new normal'. The hard truth is many of our ecosystems will not recover from the damage.
In a warming world, trees can play a major role in keeping cities and your home cool. If you plan it right, they can even save you money and protect your home from bushfires.
First come the beetles, then the birds: how nature is surviving, and thriving, after a summer of fires.
The study is the first of its kind to gauge how people were impacted by the bushfire crisis and how it changed their views on a range of subjects, from climate change to the government response.
Most of us are familiar with the concept of psychological trauma. But what is collective trauma, and how can we tackle it in the wake of the bushfire crisis?
Floods will undoubtably wash pollutants into water reservoirs. Are we prepared enough to protect our drinking water?
These scientists identified the five most severe crises the planet faces in a new report, Our Future on Earth 2020.
How could a nation like Australia came close to a humanitarian crisis during the recent bushfires? A problem-solving theory called "systems thinking" can help us find out.
Whatever our differences, Australians’ essential empathy and yearning for connection always come out in times of crisis. We have a responsibility to make sure it stays that way.
Weeds can play an important role supporting ecosystem recovery after fire.
For many Australians, the bushfire disaster could represent a turning point: the moment they adopt new, long-term behaviours to help nature.
Kangaroo skins are exported for use in football boots, motorcycle suits, fashion footwear and haute couture.
Pressure is mounting on fashion producers to stop using skins from Australian native animals. But Indigenous people are reviving traditions and there are ethical ways for trade to continue.
Industrial activities like mining, fossil fuel combustion, and cement production release mercury into the environment.
Plants can store mercury and keep it from contaminating waterways, air and soils. Unfortunately, that mercury is released when plants burn.
Sport Australia wrote to McKenzie’s office before the election expressing concern it was being compromised by political interference.
Morrison's hope for clear air for his messages is being stymied by the crisis around deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie, as more damaging information emerges against her in the sports rorts affair.
Feral horses are destroying what little threatened species habitat was spared from bushfire.
Invasive Species Council
Without an emergency cull of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park, the land cannot recover from the bushfires – and threatened species are at grave risk of being annihilated.