Australia shark cull could snare more than 900
Australia's controversial shark cull could snare more than 900 animals over the next three years, a government review found, angering critics who said Tuesday most were caught needlessly.
Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever
This year's World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro.
Designing manufacturing firms to be more competitive
The manufacturing sector in Australia has been challenged by factors such as the strong Australian dollar but the co-author of a federal government-commissioned report, released today, says that taking a ...
Not so cheap: Australia needs to acknowledge the real cost of coal
US President Barack Obama's latest plan to reduce carbon emissions is a welcome one, and not just because it addresses climate change. In publicising the plan to cut emissions from old coal power stations, ...
Croc hazard on Australian golf course
Golfers are facing an unusual feature on a links in tropical northern Australia—crocodiles that live in the course's lakes.
Governments adopt 'triage' for threatened species
Governments in Australia and internationally are coming round to the idea that conservation efforts need to focus more on saving as many endangered species as possible with the resources available.
Feral cats behind extinction of unique Aussie mammals: study
An Australian study has blamed feral cats for the extinction of native mammals and warns 100 species are under threat from the creatures that inhabited the homes of early British settlers.
Online pirates thrive on legitimate ad dollars (Update)
Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's.
Building the nation will be impossible without engineers
Australian industries need the flexibility, insight and foresight that comes from thinking creatively, asking critical questions, forming and testing hypotheses and reasoning quantitatively – and engineers ...
Hunters can help more in managing pests according to study
Recreational hunters are under-utilised as a resource for wildlife management, according to a study from The University of Queensland.
Nuclear waste dump on Aboriginal land invalid, court told
The earmarking of a remote Australian outback area as a nuclear waste dump was invalid because officials failed to contact all traditional Aboriginal landowners affected, a court heard Monday.
Underground dams 'can help drought-proof the Basin'
Underground dams offer a promising way to make Australia's number one foodbowl, the Murray-Darling Basin more resilient against droughts, a leading water scientist says.
Sentencing overhaul needed to reduce crime and save taxpayer money
Australia's ineffective sentencing laws are failing to reduce crime and wasting taxpayer money that could be better spent on improvements to health and education, according to Deakin University Dean of Law Professor Mirko ...
Dramatic decline to mammal populations reach critical point
The results of a research project examining the dramatic decline in native mammals in northern Australia was revealed at the Australian Veterinary Association's (AVA) Annual Conference.