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Rare Stability for Science in Government

By Ian Lowe

The return of the Coalition government has paused the merry-go-round of Science Ministers.

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Global Climate Report Underscores Australian Inaction

By Ian Lowe

The upcoming Federal election has produced a spectrum of responses to curb climate change.

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Sustainable Food Production on the Menu

By Ian Lowe

A scientific report has set targets for a healthy diet derived from sustainable food production.

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From Little Things Big Things Grow

Members of the Big Scrub Landcare Group have planted the key structuring species to restore areas of rainforest on land that had been cleared for farming, adding about 300 ha of habitat. Courtesy of Big Scrub Landcare

Members of the Big Scrub Landcare Group have planted the key structuring species to restore areas of rainforest on land that had been cleared for farming, adding about 300 ha of habitat. Courtesy of Big Scrub Landcare

By Ian Lowe

About 100 million hectares of forest have been lost globally in the past 25 years, but one Landcare group has increased a patch of rainforest lost to farmland by 40% in 20 years.

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Australia’s Environmental Ranking Trumped

By Ian Lowe

Australia has been ranked third-worst in the developed world for environmental protection, and medical professionals are increasingly concerned about the health impacts of climate change.

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The War on Plastic

Credit:501room/Adobe

Credit:501room/Adobe

By Ian Lowe

Our present epoch has been called the Anthropocene because of the dominance of human activity, but perhaps it should be called the Plasticine.

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If a Taxonomist Falls in the Forest...

By Ian Lowe

Taxonomists are so under-resourced it would take them 400 years to describe all of Australia’s species, which means that species are going extinct before we even know about them.

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Investment in Renewables Is Burying Coal

By Ian Lowe

Politicians lobbying for more coal-fired power stations are defying the preference for renewables by both consumers and investors.

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A Second Warning to Humanity

By Ian Lowe

Fifteen thousand scientists have issued a warning to humanity that “many current life forms could be annihilated or committed to extinction by the end of this century”.

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Lift-off for Space Agency

By Ian Lowe

The re-establishment of an Australian space agency is expected to generate billions of dollars after decades of neglect of the sector.

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