Clare Watson

Clare Watson

Clare Watson is a freelance science journalist based in Wollongong, NSW, specialising in health, medicine and the environment.

Clare Watson is a freelance science journalist based in Wollongong and specialising in health, medicine and the environment.

  • Charting a course to zero emissions: the challenge for global shipping

    For decades countries have shirked responsibility for emissions from global shipping. Now that in...

    On the sidelines at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the conference billed as the world’s ‘last best chance’ to a...

    December 3, 2021
  • Not like in my day: a climate reckoning for today’s youth

    A new study highlights the intergenerational injustice at the heart of the climate crisis – and c...

    Every way scientists have crunched the numbers, the youth of today will inherit a hotter, more unpredictable world th...

    October 29, 2021
  • Catching fishy imports to tackle seafood fraud

    Tracking the origins of seafood reveals some fishy business that could be combatted with better i...

    Next time you plate up your favourite seafood, there’s a fair chance it could have been illegally fished. At risk of ...

    October 22, 2021
  • Good news, bad news: how climate science is being used in court

    New research suggests climate lawyers need to catch up to climate science to improve their chance...

    It was a big year for the climate movement back in 2015. Global leaders signed the Paris Agreement, pledging to reduc...

    August 20, 2021
  • Ventilating complaints about air standards

    The world has finally accepted that the COVID-19 virus is spread on the air, and mainly indoors. ...

    This article first appeared in Cosmos Weekly on 30 July 2021. For more stories like this, subscribe to Cosmos Weekly....

    August 6, 2021
  • Ventilating complaints about air standards

    The world has finally accepted that the COVID-19 virus is spread on the air, and mainly indoors. ...

    Australia is in the grips of another COVID-19 outbreak. This time, the highly transmissible Delta variant of SARS-CoV...

    July 30, 2021
  • Mathematical modelling: A dark art comes to light

    When there’s no time to waste and the stakes are high, a computer model can be just what you need...

    You could say that mathematical modelling’s moment had arrived. The coronavirus had reached Australia, state health o...

    May 7, 2021
  • Microplastics in soils

    Microplastics are a hidden source of soil carbon, and not in a good way.

    Microplastics appear to be interfering with the very fabric of Earth: its soils and the millions of microbes living i...

    March 31, 2021

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