Environment

Nicky Phillips

Nicky Phillips is Science Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Snowpocalyse: snow falls in Hampton in the Central Tablelands.

Big freeze blasts parts of NSW

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. 

The larger loaf on the right was made with wheat grown in today's conditions. The loaf on the left was grown in high ...

How climate change will stunt your loaf

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.

Anemonefishes and their host anemones are rare in some places along the Great Barrier Reef.

The trouble with finding Nemo

Clownfish and their sea anemone homes may have starred in the popular animation Finding Nemo, but in our own Great Barrier Reef they're a rare sight.