A firefighter runs after trying to save a home in Lakeport, California, suffering its biggest fires ever.
AP Photo/Noah Berger
With California suffering another devastating wildfire year, more people are wondering about whether and how global warming is contributing. A climate scientist explains.
Palm oil being made by local workers in Liberia.
Liberia's rural communities have long been suffering land grabs by international palm oil producers.
Our research supports the idea that human speech abilities comes down to our brain power.
In parts of the Maasai Mara its not uncommon to see more than 30 tourist vehicles at a sighting.
New findings show that the numbers of cubs a cheetah is able to rear is lower in areas that receive lots of tourists.
An elephant successfully translocated by SAN Parks from Kruger National Park to Addo Elephant National Park.
Translocations have become more frequent in Africa. Elephants are the biggest animals to be moved.
Buying reusable bags every time you shop is worse than just using plastic.
In contrast to common perceptions, Antarctic seafloor communities are highly diverse. This image shows a deep East Antarctic reef with plenty of corals, sponges and brittlestars. Can you spot the octopus?
Australian Antarctic Division
Life on the Antarctic seafloor is surprisingly diverse – and half of the species live nowhere else on Earth. Now scientists can accurately map this unique biodiversity.
A research study found that most of the debris in gulls’ stomachs is plastic – exposing the birds to high levels of chemical contaminants and potentially limiting their reproductive success.
Seagulls have no qualms about sifting through dumps for scraps. But this buffet comes at a cost, filling their stomachs with plastic, glass, metal and even building materials.
Predatory fish are among the most vulnerable species to human pressures.
The world has some 500 million square kilometres of ocean. But just 55 million square kilometres remain untouched by intensive human activities such as fishing.
Purse seiner fishing in the Indian Ocean. Footprint estimates do not assess how sustainably resources such as fisheries are managed.
August 1, 2018 is 'Earth Overshoot Day,' a date coined by the nonprofit Global Footprint Network to publicize overuse of Earth's resources. But their estimates actually understate the problem.
Survivors of the dam disaster take refuge at a temporary shelter in Laos’s Attapeu province.
ABC Laos News/EPA
Images of the aftermath of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam collapse in Laos went around the world. But many other dam projects harm locals and the environment in less visible ways.
Researchers release a balloon carrying instruments to measure ozone levels above Antarctica.
Almost 30 years ago the world responded to the realisation that our ozone layer was in trouble. The resulting Montreal Protocol was a rare example of global cooperation, but there's no room for complacency.
Globally consumers are increasingly taking charge of their own drinking water supply.
Unless African cities improve water management many will face severe water problems by 2035.
A clear day at Acadia National Park in Maine.
US national parks protect some of America's most spectacular outdoor settings. But new research shows that ozone pollution levels in the parks are roughly as bad as in major cities.
Scientists have created embryos from the eggs of southern white rhino and sperm from their northern counterparts.
A whale shark basking in the Maldivian shallows.
Why do whale sharks come together at just 20 locations around the globe?
Even leopards get stressed sometimes.
A new way for leopard biologists to monitor this elusive and iconic species has been developed.
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Time to rethink orangutan conservation, now we know that our red relatives are actually very adaptable.
It's hard to measure the value of a tree, but scientists equipped with lasers have come one step closer.
Harry Kane celebrating after scoring the winning goal against Tunisia in Volgograd, Russia.
EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
Footballers came under attack from a swarm of flies on the Volgograd pitch. But there's more to midges and gnats than meets the eye.