Climate change is accelerating and species are dying out at a record rate. Experts imagine how inviting nature into our lives could help.
The eight-mile ‘river of flowers’ that grows alongside a motorway near Rotherham, UK.
Britain's councils are cutting roadside verges less often to allow vibrant wildflower meadows to bloom.
Wildflowers, bees and butterflies – your lawn is a vibrant ecosystem waiting to be unleashed.
Forest restoration is underway in Biliran, Leyte, Philippines led by the local community with support from international researchers and government agencies.
Restoring tropical rainforests is good for the climate, wild species and humans. But where to start? A new study pinpoints locations that will maximize benefits and minimize negative impacts.
An abandoned village in the Huesca Pyrenees has undergone ‘passive rewilding’.
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The abandonment of crops and pastures allows the natural regeneration of bushes and forests and the recolonization of fauna.
The first whale to be taken from Japan’s waters since the country resumed commercial whaling, July 1 2019.
Japan's exit from the IWC should spur on more global cooperation on environmental issues, not less.
In Romania, wolves live in the same landscapes as shepherds.
Academia can play an important role by helping institutions break out of their silos to improve large carnivore conservation.
Climate change is altering the smell of rosemary, affecting its quality and quantity.
As climatic conditions change, plants’ odours are altered, with direct consequences for pollination, especially by bees.
A healthy coral reef at Swains island, American Samoa.
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In a study that cultivated coral 'gardens' with varying numbers of species, plots with more species were healthier. This finding could inform strategies to help coral reefs survive climate change.
Plastics at a recycling depot in North Vancouver, B.C. in June 2019.
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The global focus on plastic pollution isn't a distraction from other planetary issues.
Australia’s future prosperity will require bold action on a number of fronts and a deliberate commitment to careful and considered long-term thinking.
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If the right changes are made today, Australia’s living standards could be up to 36% higher in 2060. This translates into a 90% increase in average wages (in adjusted, real terms) from today.
Diving deeper into our relationship with the environment.
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We don't notice the plant species we're losing, but we won't be able to ignore the effect of their loss on our supply of food and medicine.
With partnerships between landowners, the government and businesses, South Africa can invest in its wetlands and boost the country's potable water reserves.
Rosa in the Sumatran Rhino (
Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) Sanctuary, Way Kambas, Sumatra, Indonesia.
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The world mourns the loss of Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino. Can anything stop the slide of the species towards extinction?
A grassland earless dragon at Jerrabomberra, NSW, November 1991. The search is now on for this species’ Victorian cousin.
The Victorian grassland earless dragon may well be the first lizard species driven to extinction on Australia's mainland. But conservationists aren't ready to declare it dead just yet.
Habitat loss to palm oil plantations in Central Kalimantan, Borneo. The forests of Borneo are home to the few remaining Bornean orangutan
Pongo pygmaeus, Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni, and the Borneo pygmy elephant Elephas maximus borneensis, among other endangered species.
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New research has found that different types of habitat loss can change the stability of whole plant and animal communities.
A dung beetle wearing silicon boots to protect its feet from the hot soil, as part of an experiment.
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Dung beetles are largely invisible. And yet without their vital activities, the world would have a lot more faeces in it.
The Darling River near Louth NSW, April 2019, in the midst of a drought compounded by upstream irrigation policies.
In the event, the federal election turned out to be more about the economy than the environment. But there are steps the Coalition government can take to help conservation and boost the economy too.
Ecosystem deterioration, along with climate change, is now becoming a controversial political question.