The dust days aren’t over
We're developing tools to model and predict the occurrence of dust storms so that we can manage the associated risks better in the future.
Real hot city? Our science has the Dar-winning solution
Darwin residents will be working with our scientists as we help develop sustainable cities of the future.
Could the Aussie barbeque go up in smoke?
In summer we all crank up the barbie and in winter we stoke the fireplace. But is all this smoke causing us harm? Our air quality experts are on the case.
Six reasons you should care about El Niño
You’ve probably heard of El Niño, but do you know what it is? Or more importantly, why you should care?
Why we need to start categorising marine heatwaves like hurricanes
Although marine heatwaves can last many months and extend over thousands of square kilometres, they don’t have a naming convention, like hurricanes do.
Dragon sex and the path to maleness or femaleness (and back again)
For bearded dragons, being male doesn’t stop at genetics—their sex is at the mercy of the weather. For them a changing climate means a changing sexual landscape.
Eddy currents: enter the whirlpool
What do the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the Australian freshwater eel have in common?
El Niño and La Niña – por que no los dos?! (Actually, that would be very bad)
We need to talk about the two children responsible for some of our climate catastrophes: El Niño and La Niña.
Quiz ahoy! How deeply do you know our oceans?
There's so much more to our oceans than the very edges we see when we rush to the shores in the summer months.
Fossil fuel emissions hit record high after unexpected growth: Global Carbon Budget 2017
After three years in which global carbon emissions scarcely rose, 2017 has seen them climb by 2%, as the long-anticipated peak in global emissions remains elusive.
After 30 years of the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is gradually healing
The treaty to limit the destruction of the ozone layer is hailed as the most successful environmental agreement of all time. Three decades on, the ozone layer is slowly but surely returning to health.