• The real dirt on carbon farming

    There are big expectations for soil carbon sequestration’s role in capturing and storing atmosphe...

    Soil carbon’s role in reducing Australia’s carbon dioxide emissions is critical to the federal government’s plan for ...

    Sustainability November 19, 2021
  • Talking time is over: business and industry plan for climate action

    With climate action essential, and possibly as a response to static government leadership, a new ...

    With the Glasgow climate summit just a few weeks away, a group of Australian business and industry leaders have come ...

    Sustainability October 15, 2021
  • A pig problem for climate change

    Wild pigs release as much carbon as one million cars.

    Credit: Scimex. Wild pigs are releasing nearly five million tonnes of trapped soil carbon dioxide annually – abou...

    Climate July 20, 2021
  • Video

    Getting to zero

    Former chief scientist Alan Finkel discusses how we’ll shift greenhouse gas emissions to zero.

    Dr Alan Finkel trained as a neuroscientist and engineer and forged a successful career as a technology entrepreneur. ...

    Cosmos Briefing April 12, 2021
  • 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...

    Agriculture March 18, 2021
  • 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...

    Climate March 16, 2021
  • New view of Tweed Valley’s attraction

    It’s a ‘natural laboratory’ to test carbon sequestration.

    Australia’s Tweed Valley region, in northern NSW, boasts world-class surf breaks and sub-tropical rainforest – and ac...

    Climate October 14, 2020
  • Elements of surprise in new star study

    Carbon discovery has implications across astrophysics.

    Stars churn out carbon much faster than previously thought, according to new measurements by Australian and Norwegian...

    Astrophysics October 10, 2020
  • Conversation

    A new way to analyse old things

    Researchers unveil updated method of carbon dating.

    By Chris Turney, Alan Hogg, Paula J Reimer and Tim Heaton Geological and archaeological records offer important in...

    Earth August 13, 2020
  • Tropical soils linked to carbon emissions

    They’re more sensitive to warming than we thought.

    Scientists continue to unravel the feedback loops caused by global warming, a major one being the soil’s release of c...

    Climate August 13, 2020
  • New views on the origins of carbon

    White dwarfs found to have more mass than expected.

    Every carbon atom in the Universe was created by stars, through the fusion of three helium nuclei, but which types of...

    Astrophysics July 8, 2020
  • Scientists report lunar carbon emissions

    And that raises questions about the Moon’s past.

    Japanese scientists have reported observing carbon ions persistently emitting from the lunar surface. Given that t...

    Astronomy May 7, 2020
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