Southern recovery of ecosystem engineers
Helping cool-water oyster reefs make a comeback.
We tend to default to the colourful – to coral – when we think of oceanic reefs, but 200 years ago, thousands of kilo...
Microplastics are all around. Here’s how
Moving is often a stick-then-go process.
Microplastics are everywhere, but how they move through, and accumulate in, the environment is not completely clear. ...
Conserving animal habitat ranges
Scientists calculate extinction vulnerability scenarios.
Human land use and climate change have deprived mammals, birds and amphibians of an average 18% of their natural habi...
In search of a better way with plastic
Chinese scientists unveil bio-based fabrication method.
Plastic has permeated every corner of the planet, from the highest mountains to the deepest ocean trenches, from the ...
Streetlights not the only bright lights
View from space suggests there are multiple culprits.
When satellites take pictures of Earth at night, how much of the light they see comes from streetlights? In the case ...
Global trade linked to resource insecurity
Study highlights need for sustainable supply chains.
The global economy and international trade are aggravating water, land and energy insecurity and this is taking a dis...
Cosmos Q&A: Putting biodiversity in focus
Scientists call for new agency to drive reform.
The Australian Academy of Sciences (AAS) has called for an independent agency to be established to drive reform of bi...
Restore ecosystems to prevent extinctions
Targeting priority areas also could mitigate CO2 emissions.
Restoring just under a third of Earth’s ecosystems to their natural state could protect more than two-thirds of land-...
Focus on people to put a value on nature
Providing context will aid conservation, scientists say.
Our reliance on nature’s dwindling resources has become ever more palpable as human activities cause ecosystems and b...
Why we should worry about nitrous oxide
Emissions have great warming potential.
Nitrous oxide from agriculture and other sources is accumulating in the atmosphere so quickly it puts Earth on track ...
Seagrass success goes beyond the lagoons
Scientists show what effort and focus can achieve.
Sometimes doing good is worth the effort – and hopefully can provide a blueprint for others. A 20-year commitment ...
Microplastics problem worse than thought
Scientists estimate there are 14 million tonnes on seafloor.
By Britta Denise Hardesty, Chris Wilcox and Justine Barrett, CSIRO Nowhere, it seems, is immune from plastic pollu...