As we approach the start of gardening season, it’s a good time to ask some questions about what to plant and who gets to plant.
Environmental DNA provides a wealth of information for conservationists, archaeologists and forensic scientists. But the unintentional pickup of human genetic information raises ethical questions.
Our lives are intertwined with animals, insects and birds – we should consider them more when we design our cities.
If environmental harm wrought by the port cannot be addressed, the project should not be allowed to proceed.
Remote islands in the Indian Ocean are now strewn with plastic waste – the origin of this waste has until now not been established.
Artificial lighting from cities illuminates coastal waters and can change the physiology and behaviour of marine organisms.
In a warming world, a species’ ability to acclimatise to temperatures is crucial. But young ectotherms can struggle to handle the heat.
While artificially illuminating the night allows humans to make use of the the night, in doing so we catastrophically change the environment for all other species. How can we fix this?
More than half of all crocodile species are a high priority for conservation according to the assessment.
Increased motorboat activity has resulted in an alarming increase in turtle injuries. Northern map turtles are an at-risk species, and boat collisions threaten their survival.
A 5-million-year-old fossil that sat collecting dust in a Melbourne museum for more than a century has rewritten the evolutionary history of turtles in prehistoric Australia’s tropical climate.
Reptiles get a bad rap, but this is because they’re misunderstood. Promoting healthy reptile pet ownership can contribute to conservation and education efforts.
Traditional ecological and cultural wisdom was embraced and valued, enhancing Western scientific knowledge of a beautiful, fragile marine area.
Tackling bycatch in large-scale fishing can make our seafood habit more sustainable
Plus, researchers recommend four environmental citizen programs to join. It’s never been easier.
Though often seen as placid, turtles have been depicted as powerful, fighting animals since ancient times. One of the most famous battleships, the Korean Geobukseon, was called the ‘Turtle Ship’.
Between 1986 and 2016, Kenya lost about 21 of its seagrasses.
We have transformed the night-time environment in a very short time, relative to evolutionary timescales. Most wildlife hasn’t had time to adjust.
Fish, frogs, turtles and platypus at major risk of extinction following the bushfires. So why aren’t they getting much attention?
New technologies are revealing more about the secret lives of underwater turtles. Using underwater cameras and 3D printing, researchers are learning more than ever before.