A new survey has identified millions of hectares of forest in dryland areas, a finding that boosts the total global forest cover by 9% and has significant consequences for carbon budgets.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie responded to The Conversation's request for sources and comment regarding our FactCheck on her climate change comments.
A key strategy for President-elect Trump is to turn the US inward, both economically and politically. This bodes badly for Africa.
Wetland disappearance is destroying organic historical evidence that's been preserved for thousands of years.
Environment and energy minister Josh Frydenberg said that eight out of Australia's 12 most emission intensive power stations closed in the last five years. Is that right?
Economic growth alone won't end hunger. Good policies and programmes are needed, too. Scientists and researchers have a role to play in these initiatives.
When it comes to many of the big decisions faced by governments and the private sector, behavioral science has more to offer than simple nudges.
Hundreds of cities worldwide have pledged to act against climate change. New York City's experience rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy offers useful lessons about making urban areas more resilient.
Research universities and nongovernmental organizations have an important role to play in helping countries reach their goals.
From making renewable energy practical to revolutionising farming, the chemicals industry could make a huge contribution to the environment.
Africa needs to work on adaption strategies if it is to overcome the harmful effects of climate change.
Climate change is driving the iconic black marlin further south, with a possible impact on ecosystems and the fishing industry.
Small island universities can add to the sum total of African knowledge in a number of ways.
People rate the risks of global threats to humanity surprisingly high. We need to understand the impacts of a loss of faith in notions of material progress and scientific and technological fixes.
Sustainable energy is crucial for smaller African cities which are generally overlooked. These cities receive much less research and funding focus.
We know the warming seas are forcing some marine life to new waters, but we don't know much about how fast and how far they are moving. But now you can help scientists find the answers with Redmap.
On his first visit to the US, Pope Francis will highlight the challenges of poverty and sustainability. A related issue, he acknowledges, is population. So what does that mean for Catholic teaching?
On the African continent, more fire for crops leads to less rainfall.
Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty's new book explores why so many people today selectively reject science, and in the process gives a behind the scenes look at how science really works.
Historical analysis shows that natural forces are behind California’s drought, but global warming has contributed 8%-27% to the drought’s severity.