The Earth's orbit has driven ice ages in the past but those days could be over.
Modesty in your spending (and half an eye on the future) could make you very cheerful indeed.
Rather than opting for an apocalyptic rhetoric or messages of fear, Planet Earth employs a 'positive' narrative that can generate a bigger impact.
We are only just starting to appreciate the full sexual diversity of animals.
Ultra-low interest rates have made low-carbon projects like windmill farms more attractive than coal power plants. That will begin to change as the central bank lifts rates, hurting the green economy.
The tropics are expanding at an unprecedented rate. This will have massive implications for societies, economies and the natural world.
Despite briefly being able to dine out on the legislation passed before parliament wound up last week, Malcolm Turnbull is headed to a not-very-happy Christmas.
There is no doubt that 2016 has been a record-breaking year for the Earth’s climate.
Ten years ago on Saturday Prime Minister John Howard announced the Coalition government would investigate an emissions trading scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Anthropocene most likely started long before the 1950s.
Drought is a massive problem for southern Africa. The region requires adaptation and mitigation strategies if it's to cope with the changing climate.
The rings of clam shells have revealed 1,000 year's worth of marine climate history.
South Africa's weather is very attractive to international visitors. Climate change could alter their perceptions unless mitigation strategies are put in place.
Extreme wet years are getting wetter and more common. This means Australia's terrestrial ecosystems will play a larger role in the global carbon cycle.
Irrespective of whether climate change contributed to the thunderstorm in Melbourne last week, we can be sure Australia’s climate projections herald new risks to health that cannot be ignored.
Germany’s energy transition is often held up as an incredible success story. So what can Australia learn?
Besides worries that Donald Trump might not make Africa a priority of his presidency, his temperament and views bode ill for democracy on the continent.
Future population growth is expected to take place almost entirely in cities. We won't fight climate change without them.
Natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, displacing millions of people each year. A new international initiative is aiming to improve the way governments respond to such crises.
Modern science can be difficult or complex for one person to understand and verify, especially a non-scientist. So who should we believe when scientific evidence is met with denial?