Last summer, many Australians were shocked to see fires sweep through the wet tropical rainforests of Queensland, where large and severe fires are almost unheard of.
In spring and summer every year, stories about “hordes of spiders” and “flesh-eating venom” fill tabloids and social media.
If you’re in a super fund, then, like it or not, you’ve got ethical decisions to make.
Shifting Australia to a low-emissions energy system is a big challenge.
Australia doesn’t yet export renewable energy. But the demand for Australia’s fossil fuel exports is likely to dwindle soon, and we must replace it at massive scale.
Water is more abundant on the Moon than we might have suspected.
In all the talk of tackling environmental problems such as climate change, the issue of population growth often escapes attention.
The Japanese government announced plans to release more than 1 million tonnes of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The general idea is to create jobs while rebuilding societies, by targeting environmental innovation as the key to economic recovery.
The proportion of Earth’s surface designated as “protected” has expanded over the past decade.