Great Barrier Reef cleanup

A new report from Alluvium has estimated that cleaning up the Great Barrier Reef will cost $8.2 billion. How does this compare with its value?

Australia’s biosecurity future

Australia calls for leadership and coordination to avoid gaping hole in Australia’s biosecurity.

Portable paper sun sensor

Australian researchers have created an environmentally friendly, paper-based sensor for monitoring sun exposure.

First low carbon finder app

The Blue Mountains Low Carbon Living program has released a website and app to help tourists find low carbon businesses.

Disruptive microgrid clusters

Microgrid clusters are making it easier to go off-grid as neighbours help each other manage peak energy loads.

Real-time irrigation monitoring

CRC CARE has developed new soil monitoring technology to provide farmers with cheaper, more immediate irrigation feedback.

The new carbon industry

The Low Carbon Living CRC drives new efforts to cut residential and commercial carbon emissions.

Nuclear waste solution

ANSTO’s Synroc team is a leader in the global nuclear community for nuclear waste immobilisation and treatment technology.

Ocean acidity devastates corals

Scientists can now directly link declining coral growth with increasing ocean acidity.

Green frontier

Dr Pia Winberg explains how it is possible to improve our gut health by introducing seaweed dietary fibres to the western diet.

Love Hertz

Scientists at JCU have created a cheap and effective audio lure to collect the species of mosquito that carries dengue and yellow fever.

Lizards trained to not eat cane toads

Australian researchers have taught free-ranging goannas to avoid eating toxic cane toads.

Marine ecosystem impacts

Changing biodiversity patterns and its effects on fisheries are one of the less well know marine ecosystem impacts, according to marine ecologist Dr Adriana Vergés.

Extreme researcher

Heatwaves are predicted to increase in intensity and frequency according to climate change expert Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.

Stellar chamaeleon had astronomers fooled for years

University of Sydney graduate student reconstructs images to reveal new identity for stellar chamaeleon.

Tesla’s Elon Musk calls for carbon tax

Elon Musk – inventor, engineer and Tesla Motors CEO – calls for a carbon tax at COP21.

Which businesses are at COP21 and why?

The COP21 climate talks in Paris are not just bringing together political powers, but corporate ones too.

The Great Barrier Reef protects against tsunamis

The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis, new research shows.

Koala genome reveals its secrets

The University of Sydney and other groups have mapped the koala genome, helping to better conserve the charismatic species.

A planet in the making

The process by which planets form and grow has been directly observed for the first time.

Oceans of wealth

Curtin University is supporting crucial research in managing precious water resources.

JCU scientists are mangrove CHAMPs

Scientists at James Cook University are creating a map of coastal areas that they plan to become a “Street View for coastlines”.

Discovery dates birth of Himalayas

A microplate discovery helps scientists identify when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred.

Data dungeons and dragons

Photographic data from aerial surveys is helping to protect the underwater forest home of Tasmania’s dragons.