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.
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.
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.
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...
In recent years, there's been a marked increase in cases of animals with genetic mutations.
Scientists have detected four new man-made gases that damage the Earth's protective ozone layer, despite bans on almost all production of similar gases under a 1987 treaty, a new study shows.
Bindi Irwin is facing a backlash after entering one of the United States' most heated public relations battles.
Sean Nicholls A coal seam gas project operated by energy company Santos in north-western NSW has contaminated a nearby aquifer, with uranium at levels 20 times higher than safe drinking water guidelines, an...
Saffron Howden Police are investigating how a bed and breakfast owner got a bullet through his dining room window opposite a state forest the NSW government recently opened for bow hunting.
Darren Gray Hunters will be authorised to shoot and kill up to 220 deer at three parks near Melbourne under a culling program to be managed by Parks Victoria.
Andrew Darby The world's first continent-wide survey of reef sea life has found big fish gone around much of the Australian coastline.
Joanne McCarthy A toxic fume from a blast gone wrong at the Mount Arthur mine in the Upper Hunter turned the sky bright orange.
Ben Cubby The NSW government has moved to fast-track a giant new coal seam gas-drilling project, to be operated by Santos in the Pilliga woodland, near Narrabri in the state's north-west.
Small volcanic eruptions help explain a hiatus in global warming this century by dimming sunlight and offsetting a rise in emissions of heat-trapping gases to record highs, a new study says.
Global warming will fail to reduce high winter death rates as some officials have predicted because there will be more harmful weather extremes even as it gets less cold, a British study showed on...