A land mass briefly known as Fraser Island has reverted to its original name, K’gari.

A crocodile ‘virgin birth’ has shed light on dinosaur reproduction.

Environment minister Tanya Plibersek has approved the expansion of Macquarie Island's marine park, nearly tripling its size.

The Bureau of Meteorology has raised its El Niño alert, heightening concerns of drought and bushfires.

Analysis suggests some mines are emitting much more than they said they would.

Australian coal mines could be hit with stricter air quality limits.

Scientists say the flexible human foot arch may have helped to run and walk upright.

The Federal Government has reached a $22 million settlement with an Aboriginal community over PFAS contamination.

A new mining map could help boost Australia’s global position as a clean energy powerhouse

CSIRO is bringing together international laboratories to help improve ocean studies.

Two new studies show coral reefs in serious danger.

A new study shows the molecules needed for life on Earth may have come from meteors or volcanoes.

Ecologists are calling for closer examination of the ‘invisible friends’ which live in the 15,000 litres of air we breathe every day.

A lack of popularity among voters could hold back NSW’s energy transition.

South Australia has passed a new law imposing harsh penalties on those who obstruct public places.

The Saudi oil cartel is making a deep cut in production to push up prices.

The Victorian government is fast-tracking a planned renewable energy transmission project, alarming landholders.

New research challenges the view that pure dingoes are declining due to crossbreeding with domestic dogs.

Experts say that the global ‘cryosphere’ must be a top priority in addressing the climate crisis.

Seismic testing has triggered concern for marine life off Victoria’s coast.

Australia’s ‘water cop’ has revealed the weakness of the water compliance regime.

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For the last few weeks we have been bogged down in the very Earthly matters of royalty, budgets, politics, humanity and celebrity - all good prompts to look away, up into the infinite. 

Health authorities, politicians and scientists have been slowly introducing the world to the concept of ‘One Health’ - an all-inclusive approach to health that extends from the human body right through the global environment. 

This year’s Nobel Prizes honour discoveries that unwind our notion of truth, our understanding of ourselves and the human story, the complexities of cells and the very basics of the universe. 

XENOTRANSPLANTATION - sounds like something that would happen to an ill-fated crew member in Star Trek, but it is also a technical term for using non-human parts to treat or enhance our own bodies. 

Even though many of us have been forced indoors, the COVID-19 crisis is eroding our privacy.

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