nature

  • Video

    Nature is for everyone

    How to break down the barriers to make nature accessible for all.

    The outdoors has something for everyone, but is nature accessible to all? This panel explores the diverse valu...

    Society October 19, 2021
  • Video

    The politics of nature

    What happened to a basic concern for the environment?

    These days, everything feels like a partisan issue, be it immigration, national security, renewable energy or even lo...

    Society October 7, 2021
  • Does nature have rights?

    Ahead of World Environment Day this Saturday, we explore the legal  ‘rights of nature’.

    This article was first published on 3 June, 2021. In April this year, the Blue Mountains City Council, west of Syd...

    Earth July 7, 2021
  • Spotting cows from space

    Student researchers use satellite imaging to track cattle movements.

    When looking down upon the Earth through the eyes of a satellite, what would you choose to look at? For students at t...

    Animals April 13, 2021
  • Health benefits from natural sounds

    Our sounds harm ecological communication, but do their sounds help us?

    Adding to the myriad benefits bestowed by nature, scientists report that natural sounds alone – such as waterfalls an...

    Body and Mind March 23, 2021
  • Songbirds without a song

    Regent honeyeaters lose ability to sing their tune as populations decline.

    What’s a songbird without its song? Sadly, we are finding out. Australian regent honeyeaters are failing to learn ...

    Birds March 17, 2021
  • 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...

    Earth October 13, 2020
  • NatureWatch: New ideas on strength, speed, size

    Spiders, fish, sharks and Australia’s iconic ‘tiger’.

    Not all in nature is at it seems or, at least, as we might have thought. Four new studies have interesting findings o...

    Animals August 20, 2020
  • Conversation

    Nature on a screen can improve your mood

    If you can’t go outside, do the next best thing.

    Are you feeling anxious or irritated during the coronavirus lockdown? Do you constantly want to get up and move? Mayb...

    Behaviour April 30, 2020
  • Partner Content

    Life on Earth later than we thought

    Billion-year-old rocks reveal the evolution of life on Earth.

    A large proportion of the elements essential to the formation of oceans and life – such as water, carbon and nitrogen...

    ASC Edits March 12, 2020
  • Nature giveth, humans taketh away

    To our detriment, and global modelling shows just how.

    Nature has been supporting life on Earth for millennia. But human exploitation of her generous resources is wearing t...

    Earth October 10, 2019
  • Using nature to improve mental health

    Multi-level review supports links between nature and wellbeing.

    Evidence that nature can improve mental health and wellbeing has been germinating slowly but surely. To give it root...

    Body and Mind July 24, 2019
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