The 'tractors and chemicals' recipe for farming has let human populations boom, but left us with degraded soils.
New research forecasts that climate change will make multiyear stretches with low snow levels more common across western North America – bad news for water managers, farmers, foresters and skiers.
The world has no hope of reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement without seriously reducing emissions from agriculture, forestry and land clearing.
Good news – underground aquifers could be a reliable source of drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa even as the climate warms.
Realising the silence of outer space was what made us appreciate our precarious position down on this pale blue dot – so beginning our obsession with extinction.
In an era of climate panic, evidence-based reporting has never been more important. That's why we're finding the country's top climate change experts to answer your questions.
Do you have a question about climate change? This collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre gives you the chance to ask – and we'll provide expert answers.
Bridges were often built for pedestrians and small, old cars – not heavy modern traffic and climate-linked flooding.
Millions of Americans rely on groundwater for their lives and livelihoods, but regulation is piecemeal. A new study maps groundwater wells nationwide and finds that they are drilling steadily deeper.
The winter of 2018-19 claimed 200 reindeer in Svalbard, Norway, according to a recent census.
Many practicing U.S. Christians do not believe that human activities are warming the Earth, but they hold diverse views about the environment. Effective climate conversations recognize those nuances.
Economic growth created the climate crisis and continues to fuel it – 'green' growth is no solution.
Shared e-scooter programs may seem like a green way to get around, but these small vehicles can have big environmental footprints.
Zara, a fast-fashion clothing company, recently pledged to produce its line using only sustainable textiles. But it is not enough to curb the company's significant impact on climate change.
Given Africa’s projected population growth, management of its environment must be a global priority
Climate change isn't just a technical challenge – it also involves ethics, social justice and cultural values. Insights from literature, philosophy and other humanities can produce better solutions.
Governments must think about older people's relationships with pets when they're planning both aging-in-place strategies and disaster management.
New Zealand has proposed new fuel standards, along with a consumer rebates for cleaner cars – paid for by higher costs for high-polluting cars – to cut its rising transport emissions.
Recent reports describe people dying from infections caused by flesh-eating bacteria. But that doesn't that mean you can't still enjoy time at the beach frolicking in warm water.
Canadian history and international relations theory gives us perspective on why co-ordinating flood management has proven so difficult in Canada and what can be done about it.