Toluse Olorunnipa When Florida's Governor Rick Scott won re-election November 4, he triumphed over both his Democratic challenger and California billionaire Thomas Steyer, who spent $US20 million painting him as a...
Peter Hannam At this weekend’s G20 summit, it may well be a case of “Don’t mention the warmth!”
Surf and snow coaxed a few surprise guests out of hibernation on Sunday.
Barney, a seven-month-old mixed breed, is already a big boy and he's still got some growing to do. However, this gentle giant has a big heart and with his friendly nature and gorgeous attitude...
Plants help to slow climate change by emitting gases as temperatures rise that lead to the formation of a sunshade of clouds over the planet, scientists say.
The habitats of many common plants and animals will shrink dramatically this century unless governments act quickly to cut rising greenhouse gas emissions, scientists said after studying 50,000...
Manhattan may see deaths from heat rise by as much as 20 percent in the 2020s and 90% by the 2080s in a worst-case scenario, a study found.
None of us will be the first to land on the moon or to climb Mount Everest. It's too late for that. But it's not too late to see the first caper white butterfly that will fly through Sydney in 2013.
Ben Cubby GOING for a bushwalk in the year 2070 will be an almost unrecognisable experience.
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...
Japan has issued evacuation advisories for more than 180,000 people in central Niigata region and tsunami-hit Fukushima, as heavy rains triggered floods that left five missing.
John Garnaut The satellite photo tells me there is a town of 17,000 people ahead. It is lying. There's nothing there at all.
Daniel Lewis When flooding rains played havoc with their traditional sugar cane and soya bean crops, northern rivers farmers such as Tony Carusi used to wistfully joke about growing water-hungry rice.
Peter Hannam Blistering heat across Australia, frigid conditions across much of the continental US – what’s going on?
In recent years, there's been a marked increase in cases of animals with genetic mutations.
Peter Hannam The world’s oceans need expanded regions where fishing is barred to help preserve fragile ecosystems and protect them from “a silent storm” driven by climate change.
Megan Levy A great white shark has been pulled from the nets surrounding Bondi Beach in Sydney.
Andrew Darby An Australian attempt to make Japanese boats fishing for bluefin tuna take steps to reduce the numbers of albatrosses they kill in the process has failed.
Henry Fountain The solution to global warming, Olaf Schuiling says, lies beneath our feet.
Peter Hannam Almost half of Australia’s terrestrial ecosystems are threatened, all but 15 per cent of rivers has been modified and twice as many Australians die from air pollution annually as in road...