Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its corals since 1995

Every type of coral has declined since 1995 because of climate change, an Australian study finds.

bbcnews
Oct. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change australia australia-climate great-barrier-reef

Rio Tinto bosses lose bonuses over Aboriginal cave destruction

Executives at the mining giant Rio Tinto have had their payouts cut over the culturally important site.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: australia mining western-australia australian-aboriginal-culture

Whale shark 'crushes' tourist in Australia

The woman is in a "serious but stable condition" after being hit by the shark's tail while snorkelling.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 3, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: australia whales western-australia

Don't blame cats for destroying wildlife – shaky logic is leading to moral panic

Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.

Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity birds ethics mice science australia rats cats sixth-mass-extinction conservation-biology logic justice moral-panic predator compassion apex-predators habitat-degradation

Student files climate change lawsuit against Australian government

Katta O'Donnell is accusing Canberra of failing to disclose risks from climate change to its bonds.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 22, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: australia-fires

Survey gauges Australian optimism amid pandemic

A recent survey finds Australians feeling optimistic about their own finances, but less so about the country's overall.

Sam Burt-Melbourne • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 economics optimism australia society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Ancient rocks may determine earthquakes in Australia

"We found that in regions where weaker rocks are present, earthquakes may rupture faults under low friction."

Lito Vilisoni Wilson-U. Melbourne • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earthquakes plate-tectonics australia science-and-technology rocks

Curious Kids: why do so many dangerous animals live in Australia?

Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world.

Louise Gentle, Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
June 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: evolution animals australia curious-kids snakes

Fossils reveal Australia’s 600-pound kangaroo, 20-foot lizard

The Barada Barna people discovered the fossil remains of some remarkably large Australian megafauna, including huge kangaroos and lizards.

Lito Vilisoni Wilson-U. Melbourne • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: fossils australia lizards featured science-and-technology kangaroos

Fossils reveal Australia’s 600-pound kangaroo, 20-foot lizard

The Barada Barna people discovered the fossil remains of some remarkably large Australian megafauna, including huge kangaroos and lizards.

Lito Vilisoni Wilson-U. Melbourne • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: fossils australia lizards featured science-and-technology kangaroos

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