Peter Hannam Greening deserts in Australia and North Africa with millions of trees would only have a modest impact on climate change, with potentially significant side-effects, new international research finds.
A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake has hit southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey says.
Nicky Phillips Human activities are altering rainfall patterns across the global, a world first study using satellite data has found.
Peter Hannam It seems Charles Sturt, Thomas Mitchell and other early European explorers tramping the scorching deserts of Australia in search of an inland sea were a few thousand years too early.
Julie Power They eat shrew poo and rats, they trap bees and cockroaches, they absorb tiny insects whole, but perversely have little taste for mosquitoes.
Ron Cerabona Dr Mike Smith's colleagues wanted to mark his career with a festschrift - a collection of essays by academics published in his honour.
Peter Spinks THEY are vanishingly small, quite unremarkable under a microscope and anything but exotic. Yet microalgae, found anywhere from oceans, lakes and swamps to soils, rocks and icy mountain tops, are the...
Jacqui Goddard He is the man in whose hands many fortunes rest. From global stock markets to crippled coastal communities, from the White House to BP's boardrooms, his every move is awaited anxiously as he executes...
Max Mason The return of the red haze. It may sound like a 1960s horror movie, but red dust storms such as those that engulfed Sydney and much of Australia's east coast in 2009, could be about to make a...
'No one is allowed to sleep until we find it.'' Ecologist Dr James Smith is half joking but the force of his voice suggests he is determined, even a bit desperate.
Nightmarish "supersoldier" ants with huge heads and jaws have been created by activating ancient genes that trigger their development.
US government meteorologists say April was a historic month for wild weather in the US, and it was not just the killer tornado outbreak that set records.