An Australian woman has found a lone kookaburra for sale in a cage in a US pet shop. Unfortunately, she’s not allowed to bring it home to its native habitat
Join the global movement of hundreds of millions of people all turning off the lights as a way of working together to care for the environment
Canned air from a remote, secret location in South Australia is for sale to anyone who wants to pay $24 for 10 minutes of breathing free of pollution
People who love pink are flocking like flamingoes to take selfies in front of a lake in Melbourne dyed by a population explosion of algae
Students from more than 70 countries are planning to protest this Friday against inaction on climate change, led by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg
A major oil spill in the Solomon Islands is moving towards the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Area, with fears of a looming environmental disaster
After an 8-4 vote by Hobart councillors, the city is set to become Australia’s first to ban single-use plastics including straws, sauce packets and cups
It’s been a blistering start to autumn with another heatwave across three states, just as we get through what has officially been the hottest summer on record
The PM has announced a massive expansion of the Snowy Hydro scheme to start within a week, promising cheaper and more reliable electricity
Two Australians sick of seeing rubbish in the ocean identified a problem: there were rubbish bins on land but not in the water. So they invented a solution
Three rare otter pups have passed their first hands-on health checks by vets at Perth Zoo, a big milestone in the international program to save the species from extinction
Adelaide Zoo’s giant pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni have failed to have a baby panda and will be sent back to China unless the Australian government steps in
Explorers have lost their hi-tech autonomous submarine under the ice in the Weddell Sea, forcing them to call off their search for Ernest Shackleton’s famous ship, Endurance
The first major review of insect research has revealed the world’s insect populations are disappearing much faster than mammals, birds and reptiles
Our blue oceans are turning bluer and our green oceans are turning greener as global warming changes the balance of Earth’s ecosystems
After pictures of millions of dead fish shocked the world, the NSW government has begun a bold plan to catch trapped Darling River fish and truck them downstream
A new study of Tasmania’s forests found that the many small native animals that live there have a vital role to play in reducing the impact of bushfires
Townsville’s mayor has urged the city’s residents to “hang tough” as the Army and emergency services personnel work hard to keep everyone safe after record rain in Queensland
Marine biologists have dived deep into the biggest hole in the Great Barrier Reef and found a haven of healthy coral and a wealth of beautiful fish and other sea life
Australian researchers have moved their focus to space to learn more about how to foresee and manage future droughts and bushfires on Earth
One of the world’s rarest sharks, the flat-bodied angel shark, has been spotted off the coast of Wales by a group of fishermen
Lifetime award given to shark victim turned shark saviour Rodney Fox, who overcame his fear of the ocean predators after almost dying in a vicious attack
The world’s most famous environmentalist has used his position on the “people’s chair” at the UN climate meeting to warn of disaster on a global scale unless leaders act to slow climate change
Australian shoppers have used 80 per cent fewer single-use plastic bags in the three months since Coles and Woolworths stopped giving them away, but there’s plenty more we can all do
More than 130 dangerous bushfires are burning across Queensland, reminding everyone of the importance of knowing how to call for help and stay safe in case of fire
Australia’s newest container deposit scheme kicked off on November 1 with a massive 10 million bottles and cans collected in just 12 days, benefiting the community and the environment
Waste plastic has been found in human poo. Scientists can’t be sure how it got there or if it’s dangerous, but most people agree they’d rather not eat plastic. What can you do to help?
Cane toads aren’t Australia’s only introduced pest. Australia has a problem with carp, a species of fish that degrades river and creeks and makes life tough for native species
A large hole has appeared overnight and swallowed part of a popular Queensland beach at Inskip Point
Forty countries have voted to ban whale hunting around the world, but some countries are fighting to continue. How do you feel about whaling?
One young inventor’s school project has led to an ambitious goal to clean the world’s oceans of plastic by 2050. The first stage is underway
Camels may be big and hungry, but they’re used to dry conditions and eat differently to cattle, so they could help care for drought-affected Australian farmland
The traditional owners of Australia’s largest rock art gallery have fought for years to have this sacred site protected. Finally, it will be nominated for UNESCO World Heritage listing
It looks like a piece of art, but it’s a picture of Australia’s average temperatures and shows it really is getting hotter
It’s important research that could help the planet and it could stop parents complaining about ironing
Woolworths stores have launched new Discovery Tours to help children learn about food waste and how to reduce it as well as encouraging kids to love fruit and vegetables
Single-use plastics are being banned around the world. One of the latest examples is on glow sticks at an Australian Christmas lights festival. Do you agree?
In an incredible medical breakthrough, Australian scientists have found a way to repair knee joints with jeans, also helping to solve a big environmental problem
A new Great Barrier Reef stamp series from Australia Post aims to raise awareness of the fight to save our natural wonder while also celebrating Stamp Collecting Month
Last time scientists visited this island, it was crowded with around two million king penguins. Alarmingly, there aren’t many left but no one is sure what has happened
Research tells us we love technology and it’s nature that makes us feed good, but you don’t have to choose one or the other. How could you use your screen time in nature?
Australians are used to heatwaves and our gardens, houses, schools and clothes are designed to help us keep comfortable. When heat hits in cold places, it’s hard to keep cool
Large and frequent icebergs off the Greenland coast are making life difficult for residents. The latest iceberg is very big and could be very dangerous
Indian judges have threatened to close the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, as it turns green, yellow and black because of environmental damage and neglect
Single-use plastic bags are on their way out. But we need to remember to keep our reusable shopping bags clean, or risk serious illness
Australians are getting together in their backyards to turn the world’s plastic pollution into beautiful, valuable new things
Everyone thought this species was extinct and all we knew about it was from 200-million-year-old fossils. But an amazing discovery and a top-secret program mean the Wollemi pine will survive
Australian children have shown their commitment to the environment, writing more than 50,000 letters to politicians to campaign for labelling of palm oil
An international study to find out how African baobab trees grow so big made an unexpected discovery: all the biggest and oldest trees died during the study
Scientists have discovered Antarctic ice is melting much faster than expected, leading to higher than predicted sea-level rises
Assistance is badly needed as farmers battle another dry autumn, some enduring their seventh year of drought
Tired of waiting for the government, electric-car owners of Australia have united to build a massive “electric highway” of charging stations right around the country
A landmark global study has revealed that becoming vegan is the one simple thing we can all do to massively reduce our impact on the planet. Would you be prepared to give up all animal products?
Rockhampton Zoo’s female chimp Leakey and her baby chimp girl are getting along well and Capri is going great guns, as new photos and video reveal
Coles supermarkets will greatly cut the amount of food waste going to landfill to make 100 million meals for the hungry
A usually sleepy town in South Australian is being overrun with visitors — of the feathered kind — as dry conditions make food and water scarce
As Queensland’s population hits five million, debate continues over whether a big, fast-growing Australia is best
UPDATED STORY Schoolgirl Angelina Arora’s new bioplastic invention has won her a scholarship to a US university
The Federal Government has promised to spend half a billion dollars trying to save our damaged Great Barrier Reef. It’s the biggest ever environmental protection project.
The world’s oldest spider, from Western Australia, has died aged 43. Scientists believe it can teach us a lot about how to live sustainably
An ambitious bid will be launched today to have the Great Australian Bight listed on the World Heritage register to provide added protection against oil and gas drilling
Mice, rabbits, locusts and other creepy crawlies are invading our homes in huge numbers
Scientists have found 30kg of plastic inside a dead sperm whale’s stomach. It is just one of thousands of animals killed each year as our oceans become clogged with rubbish
It’s been two years since waste warrior Justin Lang has put his rubbish bin out for collection. Find out how he reduces his waste
Greens announce policy to ban petrol and diesel cars on Australian roads in favour of only electric vehicles by 2030
Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world with 20 animals in real danger of dying out. But you can help save them. Find out how.
The Doomsday Vault near the North Pole is holding more than a million seeds to help feed the world in case we run out of food after a natural or man-made disaster
King Penguin populations are at risk of dying out by the end of this century due to climate change. VIDEO
Students are having their lunchboxes searched for infected fruit as Tasmania tries to rid the state of its unwanted fruit fly crisis
Fighting fires from the air at night will be tested for the first time in Australia this week. If successful, it will help firefighters tackle blazes early and save many lives
A new bioenergy plant in Adelaide will turn farm and household waste into electricity. And the idea came from a Hollywood movie.
Australian scientists have discovered a new way to turn dirty water into clean drinking water using vegetable oil commonly used on the BBQ
Victor Harbor Council in South Australia is the latest to consider banning helium balloons to help protect native and marine wildlife. Are you allowed to have them where you live?
Study finds the more people interact with sharks in water the more they want to save them. VIDEO
Extreme weather events caused by climate change are expected to make Queensland holidays less attractive for tourists
Beachgoers in Sydney have been shocked at the sight of millions of maggots washing up on the northern beaches
Environmental scientists want to take some of the sparkle out of the world with calls for a global glitter ban
Centuries-old heatwave records have fallen across Australia raising concerns cities like Darwin could soon be too hot to live in
NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of our home planet. VIDEO
Kids are turning the tables and taking on teaching duties for two days at a national conference in Melbourne. VIDEO
Taking your groceries home in plastic bags will soon be a thing of the past right across Australia
A shark that beached itself at Sydney’s Manly Beach this week was released safely back into the wild yesterday. VIDEO
Have you ever wondered what a wildlife ranger does with their day? VIDEO
Families are being encouraged to plant a tree for National Tree Day this weekend and get back to nature
Bottled water may be convenient but takeaway water is costing the environment
One Melbourne council plans to convert food waste, that would go to landfill, into power for our homes
Local resident calling for cats to be kept on leashes to protect native animals
7.5 billion thirsty people and hunger for meat puts pressure on world’s water supply
Residents in one US coastal town prepare to move as water inundates their homes
Dipping temperatures and snowy peaks mark the start of another Aussie winter
Henderson Island has been swamped with 38 million pieces of plastic, putting wildlife at risk. VIDEO
The huge Snowy Mountains electricity power plant will expand under a bold new project
LaTrobe University has been chosen as a vital link in a new space program that will help detect and fight bushfires.
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