The Australian Academy of Science has become the latest major institution to offload its fossil fuel investments.

The Rosetta mission has made the surprising discovery that there is oxygen on Comet 67P, around which the ESA probe is orbiting.

A plan is being developed that could see the ACT become Australia’s most transparent government - by a very long way.

An international team of experts have devised a method that allows countries to choose their own method of ‘fair’ emissions cuts, to help them create a roadmap to end climate negotiation gridlock.

Experts are trying to destroy the myth of ‘bird brains’ - arguing that Australian birds are both cognitively and emotionally more intelligent and complex than many assume.

The drought gripping farms in Queensland and New South Wales is spreading, with Murray Darling irrigators set to feel the strain too.

Advanced equipment at a new research facility launched this week will allow scientists to better understand the relationship between the wind, ocean and sky.

The chairman of BHP Billiton says the company remains “robust and resilient”, despite taking a battering in recent months.

Profit shifting has led to big costs for Chevron, with the Supreme Court ruling it must pay $322 million to catch up on its tax-dodging.

Australian bio-engineers have discovered two new methane-eating organisms that could help clean up anything from gassy coal operations to cattle farms.

Australia has a new chief scientist, in a move some say will open up debate about nuclear energy.

The New South Wales Government says it will spend $16 million on new, science-based approaches to preventing shark attacks.

Environmental activists are celebrating a Western Australian Government rejection of hydraulic fracking on a large section of agricultural land.

A Queensland team has become the first Australian squad to cross the line and complete the gruelling 3,000 km Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

The Federal Government has ditched a plan to pay $4 million for a climate change research centre headed by Bjorn Lomborg.

Authorities have officially recognised a case of cancer caused by clean-up work at the Fukushima power plant.

Japan is ignoring an international ruling and resuming whaling in Antarctic waters.

A Queensland scientist is crowdsourcing data collection for a study on manta rays.

Australian researchers have developed a new, cheap, non-toxic polymer that sucks mercury out of water and soil.

The $16 billion Adani Carmichael coal mine has been approved under a new set of environmental conditions.

The world's premier solar car race is rolling out of the Northern Territory, leaving from Darwin onon a 3,000km run to Adelaide.

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