Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.
Rachel Feltman As more and more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere, the ocean is acidifying too quickly for sharks to keep up.
Rich nations have moral duty to help island nations as climate change shifts weather patterns, says World Bank envoy
Peter Hannam Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing ''extreme effects'' from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a ''moral responsibility'' to help...
Tom Arup and Lisa Cox The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef looks grim, with many of the threats to its environmental health worsening over the past five years and expected to deteriorate further as climate change...
Peter Hannam Vanuatu’s weather patterns are changing as the planet warms up, undermining the island nation’s ability to feed itself, according to Shirley Laban, Oxfam’s climate change manager...
CORAL DAVENPORT Billions of baby oysters in the Pacific inlets here are dying and Governor Jay Inslee of Washington is busy spreading the bad news.
Reid Wilson For more than a century, Bill Taylor's family has used the calm, protected waters of Puget Sound to raise oysters, planting billions of larvae in underwater beds and then harvesting them to ship to...
Tony Barboza Summer winds are intensifying along the west coasts of North and South America and southern Africa and climate change is a likely cause, a new study says.
Fiona Johnson On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on the impacts of global warming. Here are 10 practical effects of climate change that you might feel in the home.
Peter Hannam Climate change is real, it's happening and the risks are many and rising, so says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its latest report.
Peter Hannam The nation’s climate and weather predicting capacity and the jobs of dozens of scientists are at risk if the Abbott government accepts a recommendation of the National Commission of Audit to axe a...
Nick Miller A so-called 'pause' in global warming was addressed by climate scientists in a new report because governments had asked for an explanation, not because it exposes a flaw in the science, a leading...
Ben Cubby The effects of global warming on Australia are well documented. Some are already being seen.
Ben Cubby The effects of global warming on Australia are well documented, and some are already being seen in the form of dry winters, unusual summer heat and early spring bushfires.
Peter Hannam As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its Fifth Assessment Report in Stockholm, we analyse its key findings and reactions.
Andrew Darby Turns out it's the little things we need to worry about in climate change. When they are in trouble a great polar ecosystem might also be having problems.
Andrew Darby Turns out it's the little things we need to worry about in climate change.
Global warming is causing a silent storm in the oceans by acidifying waters at a record rate, threatening marine life from coral reefs to fish stocks, an international study showed.
Michael Green Starfish, cyclones, chemicals. If things continue the way they are, the Great Barrier Reef won't be great for much longer.
Food security problems caused by climate change and ocean acidification will hit small island and coastal nations hardest, environmental group Oceana said on Monday.