Small mammals in northern Australia have been rapidly vanishing for the last 30 years, and scientists weren't sure why. Now, a major new study found feral livestock are largely to blame.
The extent of this achievement is staggering, almost incomprehensible in a southern Australia context after the summer's devastating bushfires.
The ‘New Bradfield’ scheme seeks to revive a nation-building ethos supposedly stifled by bureaucratic inertia. But there are good reasons the scheme never became a reality.
Expanding on sustainable practices in remote parts of Australia can deliver great benefits to both local Indigenous owners and national and global communities.
The government wants more people to live in Australia's north. So we looked at three scenarios to increase the population and the results don't always look good for the north.
In early 2016 reports appeared that vast swathes of mangroves had died in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It now appears heat and drought were to blame.
The Australian monsoon delivers most of northern Australia's rainfall and is a vital feature of life in the region. But why does it occur?
Only about 5% of Australians live in the tropics, but it is not a mysterious or unopened land of limitless untapped potential. The ambition of northern development dates back to the 19th century.
The real threats to dugongs and turtles are not being addressed.
It sounds weird, but releasing small cane toads ahead of the main invasion front can help predators learn to avoid the biggest, most toxic ones. Here's exactly how it works.
Australia's Great Northern Savannas are the largest and most intact ecosystem of their kind on Earth. But they still face pressure from grazing, mining and agricultural expansion.
Ever since British settlement, water rights in Australia's north have favoured landowners over traditional owners, effectively locking Aboriginal people out of agricultural development.
As Australia joins a New York summit to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it still faces questions over whether it is meeting water standards at home.
The development of northern Australia will depend on harnessing water resources.
The easiest way to keep people safe around crocodiles is to make sure they understand the risks.
Cape York's ecosystems are worth as much as the Queensland economy.
Effective development planning must anticipate where growth might occur and its wider impacts. So, if the federal government is serious about cities policy, it needs a proper settlements plan.
It's full steam ahead for bringing vast increases in farming to northern Australia. In fact, probably too fast to adequately consider the environmental impacts.
A score of new fish species discovered recently in northern Australia remind us how little we know about our country.
More land is burned in northern Australia during August and October than any other time of the year, and it's not just a natural disaster.