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.
National Trust to highlight 25,000 trees of significance from all parts of Australia on a new website
Denise Gadd An email doing the rounds pleads for people to stop cutting down trees. Included is a photograph of a line of 15 dogs queuing to lift their legs on a solitary specimen in a field.
A rare Australian possum is being dubbed the new polar bear of climate change.
Peter Hannam A burst of growth in the wake of drought-breaking rains across inland Australia in 2011 helped to turn the country into one of the world's biggest carbon sinks, new research has found.
'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.
Nicky Phillips Brushing an infant's teeth can be a challenge, but it's nothing compared with tending the fangs of a small bear.
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.
Ben Cubby High in the mists that shroud Mount Kaputar, near Narrabri in north-western NSW, scientists have discovered a secret world.
Bridie Smith Results have confirmed that Rigo, one of Melbourne Zoo's most popular residents, died of heart failure.
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.
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.
Adam Morton and Simon Mann IN CANCUN A last-minute agreement at United Nations talks has increased pressure on the Gillard government to lift its ambition in tackling climate change, with the Greens saying Labor has ''no choice'' not to...
'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.