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Nicky Phillips is Science Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Nicky Phillips For the first time scientists have revealed the limits of some of Australia's most iconic landmarks to adapt to climate change.
Nicky Phillips A rare meteorological spectacle swept across the Blue Mountains last night, bringing snow in the midst of a dramatic thunder and lightening storm.
Nicky Phillips A blanket of snow has fallen across large parts of NSW from the central tablelands to the Victorian border and more is expected to fall later on Sunday.
Peter Munro and Nicky Phillips Nearly half of the river red gums, a keystone species for the 200,000-hectare Macquarie Marshes, have died in the past 20 years.
Nicky Phillips You're probably familiar with celebrity selfies, or those posted by your Facebook friends, but soon the internet will be flooded with a new kind - animal selfies.
Nicky Phillips and Simon Letch Climate change will significantly affect food production. Here's how the food on your plate may change.
Nicky Phillips If the promise of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more frequent natural disasters doesn't convince you of the urgent need for the world to act on climate change, maybe this picture will.
Nicky Phillips If you prefer your ocean temperature on the warm side, you had better get in quick for a final swim.
Nicky Phillips Since Danielle Fryday went to Africa in 2007, rhinos number have plummeted. But she has a plan to revive their numbers.
Nicky Phillips Whales, it seems, just do not want to listen. Even when it is for their own good.
Nicky Phillips An independent study has revealed the significant impact dredging has on coral reefs, contradicting claims made by the federal government and port developers that dredging at Abbot Point would have...
Tom Arup and Nicky Phillips A lethal bait called "curiosity" designed to kill feral cats will be the initial focus of a new national commissioner to save threatened species.
Nicky Phillips Almost two decades after the daughter of rugby league legend Wally Lewis, Jamie-Lee, received a cochlear implant researchers will peer inside her brain to learn how it has adapted to the...
Nicky Phillips For someone who studies animals, Rob Harcourt has the unusual advantage of being able to observe his subjects from home.
Nicky Phillips High concentrations of metals in Port Jackson, Port Kembla and Botany Bay are having a major impact on marine life, researchers have found.
Nicky Phillips The Tasmanian tiger had the fierce name, but new research has found a distant cousin was a far more ferocious killer.
Nicky Phillips Jodi Rowley can barely contain her excitement when she describes the bizarre new species of frog she helped discover in Vietnam.
Nicky Phillips Since the arrival of westerners in Australia more than 200 years ago, the dingo has been known as Australia's native dog. But it turns out that our native mutt is not really a mutt.
Nicky Phillips If you're sick of the heavy rain, you better get used to it. The intense downpours and flash flooding Sydney and the Illawarra experienced over the past few days are going to become more frequent, a...
Nicky Phillips It's easy to miss the old hut that stands behind Casey station on the Antarctic coastline.