Paris “under water” and other European cities facing drastic climate change should trigger planners to think urban spaces differently.
In the future, Europe will suffer from more heat waves as well as extreme rainfall, presenting new challenges for planners and health care services. Building resilient cities can help.
Children march at the welcoming ceremony of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.
As delegates meet in Bonn for the latest rounds of climate talks, civil society, NGOs, cities, regional governments and businesses, are stepping up to work together toward climate goals.
One of the impacts of climate change is an increase in the frequency of heavy rain events.
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The Trump administration's decision to dismiss or accept a government-prepared climate report will have life-or-death consequences, says a climate scientist involved in the previous report.
Flora and fauna can adapt to climate change, but some are more successful than others.
Australia's animals and plants are already demonstrating their resilience to climate change.
Will talk of adapting to climate change be less polarizing politically? Faced with rising seas, Miami is adapting by raising its roads.
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Talk of adapting to climate change is less polarizing to conservatives than the idea of slashing emissions.
Anita Francis, ‘The Complete Works of Shakespeare,’ book sculpture, 2014. By permission of the artist.
For over four centuries, Shakespeare’s plays have been picked apart and reimagined.
A Permo-Triassic boundary site near Bethulie in South Africa’s Free State province.
How did survivors of the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction adapt to their new, harsh environment? And why is that knowledge so important for modern species?
Indigenous Australians continue to manage fire in a way that reduces the risk to property and people.
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Every year homes are lost in bushfires. But what if we build our houses to withstand fire?
We don’t have to know exactly how high the sea might rise to start doing something about it.
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Cuts to CSIRO climate jobs will see a reduction in effort on monitoring and measuring climate change, and an increase in efforts to do something about it. That's the most politically-sensible option.
Clearing mulga woodland in Queensland to open up land for cattle during drought.
We're going to have to adapt to climate change, but some of the options on the table could do more harm than good if they destroy the ecosystems that protect us.
Jane Austen horror has burgeoned into a distinctive subgenre of adaptations.
England’s green and pleasant land will be beset by a plague of the living dead, corpses will dig their way out of graves ... Jane Austen horror is now a distinctive subgenre of Austen adaptations.
Lisbeth Salander returns in a new Millennium series novel.
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A new novel starring Lisbeth Salander has been written, despite creator Stieg Larsson's death. But is it a continuation, adaption, or pale imitation? What gets lost when authorship changes hands?
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Can screen adaptations of literary classics ever be as good as the source text? Well, yes. As the new ABC miniseries The Beautiful Lie shows, they can explore timeless themes in unpredictable and engaging ways.
In a 2005 production of Hamlet, director Haris Pasovic portrayed Hamlet as a Muslim prince at the Ottoman court.
For whatever reason, objections don't seem to crop up when directors tinker with the setting, costumes and conceptualizations of Shakespeare's plays.
Inuits are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease and diabetes, despite their large fat intake.
A genetic study of Inuits in Greenland has shed light on how this population has adapted to eating a high-fat diet.
Darwin's insights into life on Earth may have revolutionised biology, but scientists sometimes get carried away. It's not the only game in town.
Adapting a much-loved text is always a delicate task as the audience can be fiercely protective.
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Holding the Man, the screen adaptation of Timothy Conigrave's much-loved memoir, has seen audiences laughing, then sobbing at its devastating portrayal of AIDS in Australia. It's an important story to tell.
Music unifies the world into a whole.
According to recent research, music is an evolutionary adaptation that helps us navigate a world rife with contradictions.
King tides are just one of the threats faced by the people of Saibai Island in the Torres Strait, as a result of climate change.
While you may have heard about the increasing threat that climate change and rising seas pose to Pacific islands — already forcing some communities to move — Australia has its own group of islands that…
Coasts are at risk from rising seas, but that risk could be alleviated by coastal ecosystems such as mangroves.
Instead of costly levees and seawalls, coastal ecosystems could offer an alternative way to protect Australia’s coastal communities from rising seas, saving money and storing carbon along the way. Sea…