The social cost of carbon – which calculates the impact of carbon emissions – plays a key role in US climate policy.
The idea of clean coal has been around for 40 years, but remains a pipe dream.
2016 is the third consecutive hottest year on record. How can we adapt?
Australia needs stronger policy aimed at curbing air pollution, but the options currently on the table fall short. For now, we could all aim to drive less and turn off the engine when the car is idle.
Japan is once again allegedly killing whales in Antarctica. But after taking Japan to international court in 2014, there's not much Australia can do.
Lead contamination remains a persistent issue in urban soils.
Before you spend up on heating and cooling, here are a few simple retrofits to try first.
As the weather heats up, Australian households won’t just be cranking up the air conditioning for themselves. Some households will also be turning it on for their dogs or cats.
With little hope of finding alternatives to jet fuel, we need to seriously consider a world without flying.
Research based on palaeological flood records suggests floods as big as those that hit Brisbane in 2011 may be more common than we think.
Social media is a great way to to share tips, knowledge and expertise - including about how to reduce the environmental footprint of your home.
Is your New Year's resolution to cut your food waste? The answer could be closer than you think.
2016 was Australia's fourth warmest year on record, capping off the hottest decade.
Is providing birds with food and water making them too dependent? Or are gardens just the new frontier of Australia's urban landscape? New research aims to find out.
After Christmas, and the Boxing Day sales, it seems like a good time to ask: what is the purpose of all this consumption?
Power-hungry houses that rely on air conditioning to make up for their bad design mean that the electricity grid has to cope with summer demand peaks – and everybody pays.
If you thought the climate debate has been ugly, you haven't seen anything yet. In 2017 Australia will review its climate policies, and the process is not off to a good start.
The 1992 and 1993 cabinet papers confirm that Australia was a reluctant player in international discussions about climate change and environmental issues under Prime Minister Paul Keating.
It is possible to use small spaces such as transport corridors, verges and the edges of sporting grounds for native wildlife habitat restoration, helping to bring biodiversity back into cities.
Why don’t more of Australia’s urban residents swim in city rivers? History provides a guide to reclaiming these important urban assets as public spaces.
All dingoes are ginger, right? Nope. They don't bark? Wrong again. And they're ultimately just wild dogs? Well, that's trickier, but for conservation purposes the answer is still basically no.
In a year of coral bleaching, power blackouts, electricity arguments and Donald Trump, 2016 made the previous year's climate of environmental optimism rather difficult to maintain.
All over the country, novice drone pilots are launching their new Christmas presents skywards. But do they all know the rules? Here's a primer.
In the absence of strong federal action on climate change, many states have developed their own climate and energy policies.
Australia's plan to bring fuel efficiency standards up to par with the US and Europe could see us say goodbye to regular unleaded, and hello to a useful way of cutting our rising greenhouse emissions.