Science and Solutions

Hot and bothered: our health under climate change

As citizens living in a developed economy, we have a certain level of control over our health. Most of us have access to medicines, treatments and health services designed to cure our ills, or at least minimise pain. We also have access to information about dietary and lifestyle choices to help ensure we lead healthy, active and productive lives.

Bianca Nogrady     10-Jul-2014

Feature Image

Current Articles


Shifting lands: how international trade is transforming global biodiversity
Feature
Take a look at the food in your fridge, at the clothes you are wearing or even the roof over your head; chances are you are looking at products from all over the world.
Dale Nimmo     18-Aug-2014
Article Image
 
On the waterfront: science, surveillance keep bee-killer at bay
Feature
How much do you think bees are worth to the Australian economy? You might be surprised – it's a considerable amount. No wonder then that quarantine authorities have turned to science to help protect our honey bees from invasive diseases.
Virginia Tressider     18-Aug-2014
Article Image
 
Tree of life: the story of our river red gum
Feature
Flooded Forest and Desert Creek: Ecology and History of the River Red Gum by Matthew Colloff explores the history and cultural importance of one of Australia’s most iconic trees, the river red gum. Central to this book is an exploration of our cultural, scientific and spiritual connections with Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Author Matthew Colloff talks to ECOS writer, Beth Askham.
11-Aug-2014
Article Image
 
We mustn't waste water while taking action on climate change
Feature
Should we pick and choose our climate strategies based on how water-wise they are?
Philip Wallis, Jamie Pittock and Michael Ward     11-Aug-2014
Article Image
 
Food security and the role of ‘sustainable intensification'
Feature
Sustainable intensification is the new holy grail for agriculture in a food-insecure world. What does it mean, and how are Australian scientists pursuing it here and abroad?
Michele Sabto     06-Aug-2014
Article Image
 
Engage them and education will happen
Feature
Associate Professor Ian Lunt is an ecologist on a mission. He wants to raise ecological literacy beyond academic and professional circles. Assoc. Prof. Lunt describes his approach as ‘accidental education'.
04-Aug-2014
Article Image
 
From the ground up, there is wealth in waste
Feature
From repair cafes to research clusters; keeping resources out of landfill is better for the environment and economy.
Beth Askham     28-Jul-2014
Article Image
 
Off-grid megashift increasingly likely
Feature
A future of mass grid defection by domestic and low-use electricity consumers in Australia may be closer than you think.
Michele Sabto     28-Jul-2014
Article Image
 
Pest-suppressive landscapes: thinking outside the field
Feature
We've all heard of ‘thinking outside the box'. Now farmers managing pests in their crops are being asked to think outside the field.
Michele Sabto     21-Jul-2014
Article Image
 
Citizen science and mobile technologies evolve together
Feature
Mobile tech gives citizen scientists the edge in data collection for small budget, big scope projects
Beth Askham     21-Jul-2014
Article Image
 
Hot and bothered: our health under climate change
Feature
As citizens living in a developed economy, we have a certain level of control over our health. Most of us have access to medicines, treatments and health services designed to cure our ills, or at least minimise pain. We also have access to information about dietary and lifestyle choices to help ensure we lead healthy, active and productive lives.
Bianca Nogrady     10-Jul-2014
Article Image
 
Rise of the jellies
Feature
Think of a creature that's top of its food chain, and chances are you'd pick something with big teeth and a large brain. You'd be pretty certain not to choose something that doesn't even have a brain.
Virginia Tressider     02-Jul-2014
Article Image
 

RSS
Subscribe to our email Contents Alert. Or register for our RSS feeds.