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.
Ben Cubby GOING for a bushwalk in the year 2070 will be an almost unrecognisable experience.
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.
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.
Victoria Bekiempis Stanford engineer proposes using off-shore wind farms to tame hurricanes by capturing their energy.
Henry Belot Should the Raiders or the Giants record poor crowds on Saturday afternoon they won't be able to blame the snubbing on wet and wild weather as the Brumbies did last week.
Many nations want a draft UN report to tone down prospects for sucking greenhouse gases from the air to help fix global warming, reckoning the technologies are risky.
Ben Westcott Emergency Services have responded to 43 calls for help as parks, sporting fields, roads and dams close.
World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows.
Kirsty Needham Virgin Australia founder Brett Godfrey has approached the NSW government with a proposal to operate the state's first ''great walk'', building private lodges within the Blue Mountains national park.
Tim Elliott The sea turtle, one of the earth's oldest creatures, is facing a battle for survival.
Michael Bachelard Determined Australian forester Scott Poynton is employing unusual methods in his crusade to get the world's loggers to clean up their act.
Emma Kelly A rabbit control program on the outskirts of Woden tempting furry pests with poison will close this week, but future measures to combat numbers are on the cards.
Andrew Darby The International Court of Justice has upheld Australia's bid to ban Japan's Antarctic whaling program.