Cosmos Q&A: NSW flooding
What’s causing the floods, and how do we manage future natural disasters in a changing climate?
NSW is currently experiencing severe flooding events, after a weekend of heavy rainfall saw flood and evacuation warn...
Recycling hero: Justin Chalker
The recycling whizz-kid saving the planet one novel polymer at a time.
The new polymer is made from recycled canola oil, sheeps wool, and sulphur. Credit: Flinders University. Most peop...
Less carbon = greater food cost?
Relying on carbon dioxide removal in agriculture will drive up the cost of produce.
A Swiss study has found that using carbon dioxide removal alone to mitigate agricultural emissions is likely to incre...
Seaweed stops cattle burps
A small amount of seaweed could get rid of a lot of agricultural emissions.
Livestock are responsible for around 15% of annual greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. A large part of that is methan...
Blueprint for a sustainable ocean
A global plan creates the perfect trifecta, serving fisheries, ecosystems and the climate.
A team of scientists from across the US, Canada, Europe and Australia has devised a plan for a sustainable ocean, as ...
Did lightning spark life on Earth?
Scientists say bolts could have unlocked a key ingredient for life.
A quintillion lightning strikes over a billion years may have helped kickstart life on Earth, according to scientists...
Spotting bushfires from space
Eyes in the sky may help put out bushfires within minutes.
Storm-chasing drones, smart water bombers, and a constellation of bushfire-spotting satellites could be the key to re...
Lithium: Powering the Green Revolution
The race for better battery power has caused a “white gold” rush on lithium.
by Richard A Lovett As the climate warms, sea levels rise and droughts, heatwaves and bushfires multiply, the need...
Greenland’s lost and found forest
Misplaced core sample shows plant bounty, but it’s not good news.
In a bizarre story of lost and found, scientists have unraveled Greenland's secret – It really might have been forest...
When glaciers melt, carbon rises
Melting glaciers contribute to a carbon feedback loop.
In the face of rising temperatures, water from glaciers may be both a bane and a boon for rivers, as the melting cont...
A new world, saved by circles
A quiet revolution is underway that may help save the planet.
Imagine a world where the things we buy don’t end their lives in landfill, but rather are turned into components for ...
Cosmos Briefing: Hydrogen
Experts discuss the future of hydrogen as a fuel.
Hydrogen is set to accelerate as a fuel source over the next decade, but we need to watch where it’s used, according ...