Turning from the conflict of airport expansions to a vision of a low-carbon transport system.
Irrigators get too much water from the Barwon-Darling even when river levels are critically low, according to a NSW government review.
Ecological literacy is needed to guide global tree planting initiatives to avoid damaging some ecosystems.
Air conditioning requires energy, and contributes to global warming – here are five ways of cooling which won't cost the planet.
Corals, mangroves and seagrass habitats have been affected by extreme weather events, and some may never recover.
Thirty tree species make up more than half of Australia's urban forests. Some won't survive climate change, so cities must plant a more diverse mix of the right species to preserve their tree cover.
Already heat-stressed countries will see the largest absolute increases in humid-heat and have the least ability to adapt.
The clearest picture yet of the past 2,000 years of global temperatures has shown warming in the last 50-odd years is unprecedented in the last two millennia.
Scientists looked at thousands of studies to see how animals were adapting to higher temperatures.
Many rural town water supplies cannot weather even a single year of drought. This is a failure of planning and funding on a grand scale.
How far would you go to limit your carbon footprint?
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
"Building back better" refers to making communities more disaster-proof and resilient after they take a hit. But instead, some U.S. owners are building back bigger homes in vulnerable places.
Scientists introduced credible climate change to the world in 1979, but it's taken decades for their message to sink in.
Smart cities are more likely to be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships that better represent residents.
If how we speak about the world we want to see is crucial in building support for climate change momentum, then what is visible and invisible, strange and normal, positive and negative, must change.
Hot weather kills more Americans yearly on average than floods, tornadoes or hurricanes. Three scholars explain how cities can prepare and help residents stay cool.
As the nation braces for a dangerous heat wave this weekend, a physician offers some tips for staying cool – and reminds us to watch out for older neighbors and friends.
South Africa's recently introduced carbon tax may lead to financial losses in the short term, but it's necessary and will be beneficial in the long term.
The world economy collapsed when homeowners couldn't repay subprime mortgages. We're now making a similar bet on 'repaying' carbon emissions.