Our writers investigate the latest movements in Australia’s environmental sector, covering topics such as climate change mitigation and renewable energy.
Our writers investigate the latest movements in Australia’s environmental sector, covering topics such as climate change mitigation and renewable energy.
The future of bioplastics
Are bioplastics the solution to our single-use plastics crisis? Or are they riddled with their own problems? We dive in to find out.
Scientists analysing sea sponges in the Caribbean have discovered that the ocean may be warmer than currently anticipated.
Explore innovative strategies for reducing carbon emissions through sustainable practices and technologies, including bioplastics and water recycling.
A new project will attempt to determine whether water recycling can solve urban heat and sustainability challenges in Sydney’s west.
Scientists have partnered with local communities to reintroduce the southern pygmy perch to the Murray-Darling Basin, with great success.
FrogID, the citizen science app, has recorded one million frogs around Australia! This huge database will inform conservation efforts and more.
Experts are concerned that the continued overfishing of sea cucumbers in northern Australia could impact marine biodiversity.
Red imported fire ants have been spotted forming rafts to travel along the flood waters in Queensland, and experts are concerned.
In the not-to-distant future, green hydrogen may replace diesel fuel and nitrogen-based fertilisers – and it’s completely emission-free.
The Federal and NSW state governments will contribute $200 million towards energy upgrades in social and low-income households.
2023 marked the tenth annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count, highlighting the importance of citizen science and the value of working together.
A new study has found that combining concrete with a small amount of graphene could increase recyclability and reduce global emissions.
350,000 trees have been planted on a farm in the Gippsland Plains as part of a larger reforestation effort run by Nestle and partners.
Glencore has proposed a plan to deposit 110,000 tonnes of coal waste into the Great Artesian Basin, and farmers are concerned.
Scientists from Macquarie University have discovered that honey bees can reveal how antimicrobial resistance spreads across the country.
A recent report has revealed that developing Australia’s battery industry has serious export potential as a source of green energy.
A new report has found that introducing renewable hydrogen into existing gas infrastructure could lower Australia’s carbon emissions.
A new study has determined that ocean warming is accelerating at different rates across the planet, impacting marine ecosystems.
Introducing green hydrogen into production and exports could help Australia to reduce our carbon emissions while making billions.
A new study examines the impact of high intensity bushfires on long-term biodiversity, and how response teams can adapt their practices.
With experts warning of another devastating bushfire season, it’s important to understand the home insurance loopholes that could impact you.
A report into the aluminium industry has revealed the strengths and weaknesses in Australia’s recycling practices, and how we can improve.
Pocket parks are a great way to increase green space in urban areas, encouraging environmental and social wellbeing.
This year, the Society for Ecological Restoration will be meeting in Darwin to discuss ways to protect natural habitats and wildlife.
The Australian steel industry is making significant steps towards carbon emissions reductions, promoting a more sustainable future.
A new collaborative project seeks to restore populations of Southern Pygmy Perch in NSW as this endangered species continues to struggle.
Scientists from Victoria University are undertaking studies on the power of seaweed, and its use in a range of products including fertiliser, cosmetics, food and more.
Dr Ben Ashton, a behavioural ecologist from Macquarie Uni, explains the reasons behind why magpies swoop – and sometimes target particular people.
Waste Ninja is the Aussie company helping restaurants and other businesses to reduce their food waste one day at a time.
Maugean skates are a unique animal only found of the coast of Tasmania, and they could be facing extinction if we don’t act soon.
A recent study from Macquarie University has revealed that caterpillars could be the answer to reducing the impact of single-use plastics.
Australia’s biggest shellfish reef restoration project is increasing biodiversity and protecting precious ecosystems in Moreton Bay.
A recent study has revealed that coral disease is spreading at an alarming rate. Without immediate action, whole reefs could be wiped out.
New research has revealed that wild dingoes have less dog ancestry than we thought, leading to questions around conservation and protection.
Engineers have discovered a way to turn organic waste from shopping malls, offices and schools into biogas for renewable energy.
With World Environment Day just around the corner, we’ve put together a list of ways to participate in this important environmental movement.
Man-made Living Boulders have been dropped into Sydney Harbour in an attempt to increase marine biodiversity and combat coastal degradation.
Researchers have accidentally discovered a new way to recycle solar panels, a revelation that has several environmental benefits.
A new initiative turning single-use coffee cups into roads could help to permanently reduce Australia’s waste and protect the environment.
Discover the benefits of composting and why it’s essential for soil and plant health this International Compost Awareness Week.
Victorian communities are banding together to protect the critically endangered animals that inhabit Phillip Island, including sea slugs.
According to a recent study, the Tasmanian devil is facing a new risk to its ongoing survival. And it’s down to us to make a difference.
Scientists have discovered that much of Australia’s flora remains unphotographed, which could be putting some species at risk of extinction.
A recent study has revealed that Australia’s Red Goshawk is at risk of extinction, and experts are pushing for greater conservation efforts.
Research has revealed that the migration patterns of Southern Right Whales is changing, and it could be down to climate change.
The Tidy Towns awards will be announced this weekend, celebrating communities that are keeping Australia clean and saving our environment.
The Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action are having their day in court to protest the approved expansion of a damaging NSW mine.
A new study has revealed that controlling feral water buffaloes could significantly reduce carbon emissions and help protect our environment.
Australia has joined the Global Offshore Wind Alliance in the hopes of generating new wind-powered energy and reducing fossil fuels.
Are bioplastics the environmental solution we’ve been waiting for? Or riddled with their own problems? We dive in to find out.
Research has revealed the genetic differences of the Australian Black Swan which leaves them open to extinction due to disease.
For anyone wondering how to create environmental change, EARTHDAY.ORG has you covered with their list of the best ways to make a difference.
A recent study has shown that the Albert’s lyrebird could be losing its famous voice if more isn’t done to protect their habitat.
A new study has revealed that land clearing and climate change could destroy half of the world’s wilderness areas by 2050.
Bioluminescent millipedes have been discovered for the first time ever in Australia. And it was all thanks to a bushwalker’s happy accident.
In outback Queensland, a group of amateur female palaeontologists unearthed a rare 100 million-year-old fossil of an ancient dinosaur.
A river management framework developed at Macquarie University has been recognised in the NSW Parliament’s 2022 Research Impact Showcase.
Clean Up Australia is dedicated to maintaining the wellbeing of our environment, and there are so many amazing ways Aussies can get involved.
Nestle has launched a new initiative to plant 10 million trees in Australia by 2025, and it’s already having a positive environmental impact.
Scientists have discovered that vegetable waste can be turned into sustainable packaging, putting an end to single-use products.
Australia’s first offshore coral nursery could mean the beginning of a bigger restoration project for the Great Barrier Reef.
Research shows that many of Australia’s frog species are facing extinction. This FrogID Week, do your part to help save them.
With the population set to hit 8 billion people on the 15th November, scientists are worried about the future of our planet.
Sydney Rock Oysters are under threat, and NSW farmers are urging restaurants and communities alike to protect these rare delicacies.
Many vets at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital have been dealing with a variety of animals who have been injured, including a newborn echidna puggle.
A new study reveals the need to invest in stronger soil conservation to ensure greater biodiversity and a stronger ecosystem.
New research has found that wax worm saliva can decompose plastic, giving scientists hope for better sustainability practices.
Offering eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives to supermarket brands, How We Roll Co is taking the toilet paper industry by storm.
The Federal Court of Australia has dismissed Santos’ s attempt to try and drill holes in the sea north of the Tiwi Islands.
Introducing Dr Mary Retallack, Mr Bruce Maynard, and Mr Geoff Bassett as emerging Australian leaders in landcare projects.
“The fate of the Koala rests in your hands” – Australian Koala Foundation calls for support to the Koala Protection Act.
Australia’s new plastics innovation hub is looking to put an end to plastic waste in the Indo-Pacific region.
A new lawsuit against a major US sport retail brand is seeking to put an end to the illegal manufacture and sale of kangaroo-based products.
A new research project by Macquarie University is hoping to save declining bee populations with an innovative probiotic solution.
Companies accused of greenwashing or exaggerating their green credentials will now face scrutiny under a new investigative effort.
Pygmy-possums are a critically endangered species, but a new project at Lithgow breeding facility is offering hope for a brighter future.
Australia’s black cockatoos are in need of help and thanks to new funding, ground-breaking health and ecological research could help.
Cats and foxes are both introduced in Australia, they have continued to decimate our native wildlife and experts believe the time to act is now.
Citizen science is changing the way scientists collect data in Australia, improving the efficiency and accuracy of important programs.
A new report detailing rabbit biocontrol plans has provided hope that this pest population can finally be controlled.
Pork has been an Australian staple for decades, and now the move towards ethical pork production is sending the industry to a whole new level
Hinkler Park Plantations is the first carbon positive business in the macadamia industry. And it’s all thanks to a few simple changes.
The Shark Bay dolphins have been a part of the longest-running study of wild cetaceans in the Southern Hemisphere, and second in the world.
A recent push for climate action in Australia comes as the last seven years were confirmed as the hottest on record.
Sustainable investing is influencing everyday consumer purchase decisions about where they spend their money and it’s intriguing investors.
Biodegradable flat-pack pods could be the difference between life and death for small critters after devastating bushfires.
World-first research testing a ‘shark vision’ model on swimming patterns of humans, and seals, confirms theories why sharks bite humans.
A new surveillance program has been announced to monitor pest species like the Varroa mite that threaten the Australian honey bee industry.
Landcare Victoria and Greening Australia have begun Greater Glider population recovery efforts – to try and save this vulnerable species.
With new innovations in recycling technology, batteries can now mean recycled liquid fertiliser for the agricultural community.
TranspiratiONal is a sprayable and biodegradable emulsion solution developed by the CSIRO to reduce plastic waste in agriculture.
The world is evolving around us, and the latest innovations are making the world spin faster, however, there’s one bad habit we can’t seem to lose: plastic waste.
Greening Australia and the Minderoo Foundation’s three-year project is helping nature adapt to a changing climate through ‘super seeds’.
Fable Food Co is changing the way consumers think about plant-based protein, with a secret ingredient of mushrooms
Ulu Hye is working towards a range of plant-based milk products that will do wonders for the environment (and your health).
Make Your Change CEO Matt Heath is on a mission to make the world a better place, and his team of coaches will help you get onboard too.
From law to lunchboxes, Ann Bordignon has turned her passion into a plastic-free, planet-saving enterprise called Munch Cupboard.
More than a third of the soil tested in Australian homes had unsafe levels of lead, say researchers from Macquarie University’s VegeSafe.
Three years and 800 samples later, the Scoop a Poop citizen science project has helped researchers find new ways to save Aussie wildlife.
Wondering how you can reduce food waste? First, you need to understand where it comes from and who the biggest offenders really are.
The pandemic has had undeniable and horrific consequences on the world as we know it, but there are at least 7 positive outcomes of COVID-19.
We investigate the growing importance of mine rehabilitation, speaking to three experts about new technologies bringing land back to life.
After Australia’s most devastating wildfire season on record, Macquarie University is leading a project to improve wildlife treatment.
Aussie startup Zero Co plans to remove 20,000 kilos of plastic from our oceans by changing up the way we consume everyday household products.
Karl Brown from Instyle Solar shares the key solar energy trends that will push the industry forward in Australia in 2021.
A new technique uncovered by the SMaRT Centre at UNSW could see your old coffee pods turned into a game-changing green aluminium.
Reef restoration on the Great Barrier Reef will reach ‘kilometre scale’ after upscaling efforts of the Coral IVF technique.
As hard as Covid-19 is on humanity, take a moment to think about the European honey bee and its fight for survival against the varroa mite.
Anti-wind scaremongering by populist leaders has driven the debate against wind farms for years, but the breeze towards renewables is blowing strong.
Jane Lowney, Head of Engineering and Infrastructure at recruitment firm Robert Walters, explains how encouraging young Australians into STEM careers could accelerate our efforts to mitigate climate change.
Renewable energy accounts for more than a fifth of Australia’s electricity – a huge win for the environment and for job-seekers. Here’s why.
The Great Barrier Reef’s spectacular coral spawning offers ways to help secure its future. We speak to the man behind the movement.