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...
E-waste is surging but recycling isn’t
Report reveals the size of a global problem.
Electronic waste – discarded products with a battery or plug – is the world’s fastest growing waste stream, according...
Counting the real cost of marine debris
Report reveals Asia-Pacific’s multi-billion-dollar hit.
Marine debris will have cost countries in the Asia-Pacific region AU$313 billion by 2050, according to a new report,...
Can cabbage make batteries greener?
Scientists are exploring the potential of phytomining.
As the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, interest in electric vehicles is increasing. This, along with ...
Soil pathogens rise as temperatures do
Study highlights growing threat to food security.
Pathogenic plant fungi are likely to multiply and spread as rising temperatures warm soils, thereby accelerating clim...
Coupling big data and conservation
Scientists highlight opportunities to generate sustainable solutions.
The “big data revolution” offers an unprecedented opportunity to better chart environmental degradation and inform gl...
Small habitats matter for biodiversity
Study informs global conservation efforts.
With the planet’s biodiversity crisis putting up to half a million species at risk of extinction, conservationists ar...
Ten ‘catastrophic’ threats to our survival
Commission for the Human Future calls for change.
The current pandemic may have shifted our focus, but we cannot ignore ten “catastrophic and existential” threats to h...
Simulated Mars, real food waste
Researcher learns about lunch and leftovers on the Red Planet.
As a food waste researcher, I’m interested in how humans prepare food, eat and manage leftovers. This interest is not...
More signs of pressure on our environment
New threats to biodiversity and the role of mature trees.
This dynamic map shows a high emissions scenario for greenhouse gases. Brighter colours indicate a higher proportion ...