The world's tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass, or plant material, this century due to the effects of global warming than previously thought, scientists said in a paper published in the...
Simon Mann HERALD CORRESPONDENT CANCUN, Mexico: The future of UN-led efforts to slash global carbon emissions hung in the balance yesterday, with key countries hardening their positions.
Anthony Ham The battle to save the African rhinoceros has all the ingredients for a Hollywood thriller. There are armed baddies with good guys in hot pursuit. There is a hint of glamour.
Nicky Phillips Brushing an infant's teeth can be a challenge, but it's nothing compared with tending the fangs of a small bear.
'This is pretty well pure rainforest,'' notes Bob Brown as the seaplane sweeps over the junction of the Gordon and Franklin rivers, deep in remote south-west Tasmania.
Josephine Tovey The pyramid glasshouse at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens will be knocked down and replaced by a new $50 million "Biome" structure, the state government will announce on Monday.
Protected areas for wildlife have expanded worldwide to cover a land area the size of Russia in the past two decades, but far more parks and reserves are needed to meet a 2020 target, a study shows.
Only the second new monkey species discovered in 28 years.
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.
'No one is allowed to sleep until we find it.'' Ecologist Dr James Smith is half joking but the force of his voice suggests he is determined, even a bit desperate.
Max Mason Soaring temperatures last century may have been hard work for many species across the planet but, by the end of this century, those temperatures, once considered extreme, will become the norm for...
Oceans have been left out of climate change debate in Australia, the founder of Earthwatch says.
Andrew Darby, Hobart Peace is closer to being secured in the decades-long fight over Tasmanian forests after a $274 million government package was agreed on at the weekend.
Andrew Darby Hobart A peace deal between Tasmania's forestry industry and environmental lobby has been secured by a $274 million government package, raising hopes the long-running conflict is near an end.
A bat expert has blamed sloppy horse management for a number of Hendra outbreaks.
Deborah Smith The delicate veins of leaves come in a vast array of patterns.
Deborah Smith THE delicate veins of leaves come in a vast array of patterns. But they are not just pretty.
Deborah Smith CYANIDE is famous as a poison. But it also helps transform the Australian bush, stimulating fire-ravaged landscapes to burst forth with native plants and flowers, scientists have discovered.
Rachel Olding Fifty years since she began studying chimpanzees at the Gombe Stream National Park in western Tanzania, Jane Goodall is not convinced mankind's closest living relatives are faring any better.
Peru's jungle city of Iquitos - first established on the myth of a land of lost gold and once a mecca for 19th century rubber barons - has long been frequented by profiteers.