Human-wildlife conflict an 'unequal contest'
It’s time for a new definition and a new approach.
By Tim Jarvis It’s 84 years since the last known Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), died at ...
Making cities more liveable
Scientists develop an eco-friendly urban framework.
Imagine living in a city where you can ride or walk to essential services, where the air is cleaner and travel costs ...
Bending the curve of biodiversity loss
Study highlights actions required for sustainability.
More terrific news for the natural world. Just published in the journal Nature, an international study led by Davi...
The spread and impact of marine structures
Study quantifies human development in the oceans.
More than 32,000 square kilometres of the world’s marine environment has been modified by human construction and this...
Big carbon gains from restoring forests
Sabah study shows degraded doesn’t mean lost.
We’re learning more and more about what’s happening in the world’s tropical forests, and the news usually isn’t good....
Citizen science vital in bushfire recovery
Participation and enthusiasm bring tangible results.
By Chief Scientist Alan Finkel and CSIRO's Erin Roger Following the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20, many people...
Herbivores at highest risk of extinction
We assumed it was predators, but analysis suggests otherwise.
A comprehensive analysis covering thousands of species of land and water animals has revealed that herbivores, not pr...
Habitat destruction could fuel disease risk
Animals that remain often can infect humans, study finds.
Scientists have been sounding progressively louder alarms about the repercussions of human expansion across the plane...
When is an invasive species not so?
Scientists think climate change relocation changes things.
By Jenny Morber Caribbean corals sprout off Texas. Pacific salmon tour the Canadian Arctic. Peruvian lowland birds...
Trapped critters and monitored mozzies
Two projects to consider, and a whale of a success story.
Each week Cosmos takes a look at projects and news about Citizen Science in Australia. This week we’re thinking about...
Invasive species threaten biodiversity
Experts highlight economic and environmental impact.
Leading international experts have estimated that even moderate increases in the spread of invasive plant and animal ...
Numbers show carbon pricing works
Largest-ever study backs up the economic theory.
By Paul Burke and Frank Jotzo, ANU, and Rohan Best, Macquarie University Putting a price on carbon should reduce e...