NASA satellites see double tropical trouble for Queensland, Australia
There are two developing areas of tropical low pressure that lie east and west of Queensland, Australia. System 96P and System 98P, respectively. The MODIS instrument that flies aboard both NASA's Aqua and ...
Huge tract of Australia in 'biggest ever drought'
The Australian state of Queensland is in the grip of its most widespread drought ever, with close to 80 percent of its territory parched after a failed wet season, officials said Friday.
Why are some snakes so venomous?
Australia is world famous for its venomous critters, including its many highly venomous snakes.
Apple sent billions offshore to avoid Australia tax, report says
Apple shifted billions in untaxed profits from its Australian operations to Ireland over the past decade, a report said Thursday, as the government vowed to stop global companies from dodging their fair share of tax.
Sea Shepherd fails to halt Australia shark kill policy
Activist group Sea Shepherd has failed to secure an injunction to halt a controversial shark cull policy in Western Australia, it said Thursday, vowing to fight on to prevent the killings.
Australia has warmed by 0.9C since 1910, with more in store
Australia is almost a degree warmer, on average, than it was a century ago, according to the State of the Climate 2014 report compiled by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology. ...
Australia to get hotter and bushfire season longer, study says
Australia will suffer more days of extreme heat and a longer bushfire season as greenhouse gases force temperatures to continue rising, a new report warned Tuesday.
West cashes in on resources boom, but inequality also up
The mining boom has left the average Western Australian family nearly twice as well off since it began.
Women can help bridge the 'valley of death' in science innovation
As International Women's Day approaches on March 8 and my time as NSW Premier's Woman of the Year draws to a close, I have been thinking about diversity in the workplace, and in particular, the relationsh ...
Kangaroo evolution maps climate change
The evolution of kangaroos has given a clear picture of Australia's changing climate, according to a new study.
Plastics highly concentrated in Australian waters
Microplastics less than 5mm in diameter are contaminating Australia's sea surface at a concentration of more than 4000 pieces per square kilometre, according to research from UWA and CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans ...
Mobile foundations the key to unlocking offshore reserves
The offshore energy industry is a market sector that must remain innovative to stay competitive to secure Australia's energy future.
Closely-watched GM farm case begins in Australia
An Australian farmer who lost his organic produce licence has taken his neighbour to court over contamination from his genetically modified canola crop in a closely-watched test case.
Fires wipe out native wildlife
(Phys.org) —Devastating fires that swept across Victoria and South Australia during last month's heatwave have wreaked havoc on wildlife habitat killing entire populations of threatened native birds, and ...