Australia’s pristine beaches have a poo problem
Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs have raw and untreated sewage from 3,500 people discharged directly into the Tasman Sea.
Top tips for making your water tank mozzie proof
New research revealed unsealed and damaged rainwater tanks could expose millions of Australians to the risk of mosquito-borne infectious diseases like dengue fever. So how can you keep your tank safe?
Nature’s cleaners: the little helpers treating mine water
Capturing a mining site’s tiny, yet complex microbial community, and putting it to work to ‘clean itself up’, could bring a revolution in water remediation efforts.
Explainer: how the Antarctic Circumpolar Current helps keep Antarctica frozen
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, or ACC, is the strongest ocean current on our planet and is vital for Earth’s health because it keeps Antarctica cool and frozen.
We came we saw: saving the sawfish
Sawfish are critically endangered. We recently worked with Indigenous rangers to help save these sawsome fish!
Picture this: snap the sea for science
You can help scientists around the world monitor water quality by simply downloading an app and taking a photo of water when you see it.
175,000 marine microbes – squint and you’d still miss them
DNA from the deep has revealed a stunning diversity of invisible life in Australia’s oceans.
From the ocean to our glass: sucking the salt from the sea
A revolutionary breakthrough is turning the tide on drinking water. Using MOFs to turn sea water into safe, clean drinking water while extracting the element used to power your phone at the same time.
Helping put the Great Barrier Reef on the road to recovery
With the help of science the Great Barrier Reef can repair itself.
Good karma for water saving chameleon
How many calories were in your last meal? Do you know how many litres of water were required to grow it? We've got the answer and it's not very sustainable. We're working to reduce water waste in agriculture.
How to work out which coral reefs will bleach, and which might be spared
Regional variations in sea temperature can make all the difference between a coral reef suffering major bleaching or surviving as a refuge for corals, new research shows.