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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
How Ronald Reagan won an unlikely battle against climate change. And why the world should follow his example now
Justin Gillis Here is a remarkable fact about global warming: It might be twice as bad right now were it not for a treaty negotiated by a conservative US president, for an entirely different purpose, based on...
Karl Quinn Life as William Winram must be breathlessly exciting. One day you're ocean diving (without an oxygen tank) to a world record (145 metres down in three minutes, eight seconds); the next you're...
A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwaves and downpours thousands of miles south in Europe, the United States and other areas, underlying the scale of the threat posed by...
Peter Hannam The O'Farrell government is to slash the number of used tyres waste handlers can store and unleash a blitz against retailers in a two-pronged crackdown on the tyre industry.
Peter Hannam Extreme weather events, particularly droughts and elevated bushfire conditions, are becoming more likely across south-eastern Australia because of climate change, said Wenju Cai, a research scientist...
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.
Peter Hannam Four weeks after a fire almost gutted a tyre dump in Sydney's west, the company part-owned by accused murderer Ron Medich faces expulsion from the site and investigations from the authorities.
In its heyday, the Pastoruri glacier in central Peru, drew daily throngs of tourists packed into dozens of double-decker buses 5,0000 meters high into the Andes to ski, build snowmen and scale its...
Peter Hannam Extreme storm events such as super typhoon Haiyan, which wreaked havoc in the Philippines on Friday, are more likely in the future as the build-up of greenhouse gases warms the planet, scientists say.
Andrew Darby The Abbott government has been rebuked by Japan and New Zealand for ditching Australia's commitment to monitor closely its catch of the endangered southern bluefin tuna.
Peter Hannam The NSW government plans to loosen planning rules to give residents in bushfire-prone regions more freedom to clear vegetation around their homes without a permit.