Jill Stark Australia's biggest environmental group will launch a major legal fight against the fossil fuel industry as it shifts focus to climate change for the first time in its 37-year history.
Some parts of nature and human society are more vulnerable than expected to climate change, according to a draft of a U.N.
Butterflies are the essence of cool in the insect world, a favorite muse for poets and songwriters who hold them up as symbols of love, beauty, transformation and good fortune.
Many species of birds, amphibians and corals not currently under threat will be at risk from climate change and have been wrongly omitted from conservation planning, an international study finds.
Emma Kelly Canberrans are being urged to keep a close eye out for European wasps and potential nest sites before the winter hibernation period closes in.
An invasion of European green crabs, encouraged by rising ocean temperatures, is eating its way north through Maine's clam flats.
Nicky Phillips They arrived by sea, probably stowed in the hold of a cargo ship, and like any invader advanced their territory through a combination of stealth and stamina.
Nicky Phillips The pastures blossomed first. Then came the small ground-dwelling creatures - the rabbits and the mice, followed by their hunters, the foxes, feral pigs and wild dogs.
Jonathan Watts In their first hour in Yasuni's Amazonian forest, many people will see more creatures than they have in their lives, including some that have yet to be documented by science.
David Wroe Like many forests on land, the giant kelp jungles in the waters off south-east Australia are gravely threatened by climate change, scientists say.
Matthew Cawood Do we need to release elephants into the Australian bush?
Bridie Smith Rimmed by native grasses, the vivid pools at this central Queensland nature reserve are bursting with life, some of it endangered, much of it endemic to Edgbaston's unique spring-centric ecosystem.
Madeleine Murray An army of weekend volunteers has weeds and invasive species in its sights rejuvenating bushland around the city.
Michael Duffy It's been suggested that passionate environmentalism is a bit like religion. It has its own sense of original sin, the belief that the New World was once a pristine and stable wilderness that was...
Jim O'Rourke It's the pitter-patter of tiny feet that farmers dread. A mouse plague is threatening south-eastern Australia, causing more headaches for grain growers already suffering $300 million in crop losses...
Thousands of seabirds were killed when the tsunami generated by last week's massive earthquake off Japan flooded Midway, a remote atoll north-west of the main Hawaiian islands, a US wildlife official...
Max Halden THE Sydney Harbour we know and love is vastly different from the waterway the city's first European visitors saw.
Ben Cubby, ENVIRONMENT EDITOR THE state's first BioBanking site, unveiled last month by the state government, is set to be undermined by a BHP Billiton coalmine that could cause the ground to crack and subside.
Tom Arup Environment Correspondent A LAST-DITCH effort to save the Christmas Island pipistrelle bat has failed, leaving the animal facing almost certain extinction.
Megan Johnston It is a tale of two harbours - the first of clean water, thriving fish and sharks. But Port Jackson also has a murkier story of sediments poisoned by years of dumping, leaching and run-off.