Politics Science/Environment

Conservation scientists are grieving after the bushfires – but we must not give up

That a billion animals may die as a result of this summer’s fires has horrified the world. For many conservation biologists and managers, however, the unprecedented extent and ferocity of the fires has incinerated much more than koalas and their kin. By Stephen Garnett, Brendan Wintle, David Lindenmayer, John Woinarski, […]

Politics Science/Environment

Ross Garnaut’s climate change prediction comes true and it’s going to cost Australia billions

By Nassim Khadem Twelve years ago, economist Ross Garnaut made a prophecy that has been devastatingly accurate. In the 2008 Garnaut Climate Change Review, which examined the scientific evidence around the impacts of climate change on Australia and its economy, he predicted that without adequate action, the nation would face […]

Coffs Coast Business Science/Environment

Batteries made with sulfur could be cheaper, greener and hold more energy

Lithium-ion batteries have changed the world. Without the ability to store meaningful amounts of energy in a rechargeable, portable format we would have no smartphones or other personal electronic devices. The pioneers of the technology were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for chemistry. By Mahdokht Shaibani But as society moves […]