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.

Data sharing out of the blue

The marine economy is boosted by data from an army of robotic floats.

Smart home design gets AccuRate

AccuRate is a smart software tool that can calculate a home’s annual energy requirements down to an hourly rate.

Telescope project funding boost

The MWA radio telescope project has been awarded a grant to upgrade its performance by a factor of ten.

Beneath the surface

CSIRO scientists have revealed how much water lies beneath the parched Pilbara landscape.

Fire and ice

Researchers are using ice to chart the history of fires in the Southern Hemisphere.

More information means better predictions

In the era of ‘big data’ researchers are working with vast amounts of information about our planet.

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Professor Graham Farquhar’s groundbreaking research in plant biophysics is leading to huge developments in understanding climate change.

Tracing change: past Australian environments

Researchers at Curtin University are using minute traces of microorganisms to recreate environments of the past.

Continents collide

Curtin University geoscientists use cutting-edge techniques to tell the story of Earth’s ancient past.

Molecular detective studies mass extinction events

Much of what we know about mass extinction events is thanks to research by John Curtin Distinguished Professor Kliti Grice.

Facing the future

iOmniscient is helping make cities more sustainable, energy efficient, safer and cleaner as the world becomes more urbanised.

Plantic Technologies: Green and clean

Plantic Technologies is emerging as a key player in the market of plastic alternatives in the food supply chain.

New tools in the fight against fish ferals

DNA detection and virus research are two tools being used to control feral fish in Australian waters.

Water smart cities

From bacteria in sewers to vertical surfaces of buildings, the urban environment has a wealth of water smart resources.

Data discoveries

Researchers are combining big data throughput with high-resolution nuclear science techniques to tackle broad environmental issues.