As the incidence of severe bushfires continues to increase across Australia, how can we learn from traditional fire stick farming to enhance our current firefighting practices?
Environmental advocacy has had a pivotal role in the development of our nation and its identity, but current governments are increasingly seeking to muzzle these voices, writes Hugh de Kretser.
CSIRO exec Dr Larry Marshall may be backing away from his recent comments about the debate surrounding climate jobs being “more like religion than science”, but it’s too late to hide the attitude he’s brought to the organisation.
As the traditional fine-scale cartography and track notes of yore increasingly shift into digital formats, the race is on for local providers to corner the adventure market.
The realm of scientific discovery has never been purely restricted to scientists but with the growing trend of citizen science initiatives available to amateurs there’s even more scope for everyone to be involved.
Professor Don Driscoll recently visited Malaysian Borneo with hopes of witnessing the island’s natural biodiversity, what he encountered instead was a lethal combination of corruption and culture that is inexorably destroying the region’s species.
Having spent time working with Indonesian orangutans in the past, zoologist Stephen Brend provides his own perspective on the tragedy of the Indonesian forest fires.
The policing or regulation of climbing activities has reared its head in a recent Facebook discussion regarding unsafe conditions at Queensland’s Kangaroo Point. Yet what exists to be gained in safety doesn’t outweigh what will be lost in freedoms, argues Ryan Siacci.
John Griffiths recounts his time spent completing Outward Bound’s Summit to Sea program – a 26-day journey that includes plenty of hiking as well as several stages of more technical challenges.
Recent news that the federal court has overturned the Abbott government’s Carmichael coalmine approval is a proverbial canary for pro-mining politicians across the country. But will they get the message?
People are generally good at finding their way and this has been true for millennia. Considering how our ancestors managed tremendous feats of navigation can also help us keep our bearings in the wilderness.
Dr Oisín Sweeney, science officer for the National Parks Association in New South Wales, believes saving Australia’s native forests is achievable – if outdoor users are committed to their hobbies.
As senate prepares to vote on changes to RET legislation, environmentalist Frances Pike presents the second part in her impassioned series on why we should be paying close attention.
Regardless of what you might see in the news, the government is doing little to curb the imminent demise of our national treasure: the Great Barrier Reef, writes Bob Brown.
Since the Nepal earthquake struck, the call for help has been loud and clear, while the message on how to do so effectively has been anything but.
As the full extent of damage incurred by the recent magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal reveals itself, we must ask ourselves a painful question: could we have helped avoid these losses?