From a scientific perspective, the results are fascinating and world-first. From a personal perspective, what I saw will stay with me for a long time.
The coronavirus is devastating, but failing to tackle climate change because of the pandemic only compounds the tragedy.
Travelling to conferences and meetings has become a way of life for many of us – and has driven up emissions. Now COVID-19, not climate change, is forcing us to explore and develop alternatives.
In a rapidly warming world, temperature increases are a challenge to mental well-being. A group of economists quantified the relationship.
New research shows how deeply entrenched "us" and "them" attitudes make it much harder to make a fair energy transition.
Governments can staunch the current economic collapse without returning to the status quo.
Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.
Water is essential for health, economic well-being and social equity, but too many people around the world still don't have access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
Half-a-dozen strategies are effective for cooling urban areas. Used in combination, these strategies can drop the temperature even more.
The policy response to COVID-19 has been dramatic, unlike the response to climate change, for several reasons. But it shows there's hope for real action on climate change.
From coronavirus to climate change, it's easy to be misled by some reporting.
It's common to encounter people who are misinformed, but don't know it yet. What's the best way to talk to someone else about what they think is true?
A move towards working from home, less air travel and prudent stimulus spending could flatten emissions growth in the longer term.
COVID-19 is showing us we must work collectively to put resilience alongside efficiency as the primary drivers for the systems we depend upon each and every day for food.
The lack of progress by governments in reducing global emissions means bold solutions across multiple fronts are now needed.
While many plant species fail to germinate, some mammals may wake up to a landscape devoid of prey.
How two massive opposing forces - the shift towards a sustainable world and the force that thrives on inequality - are unfolding at a global level.
Humanity at risk if we keep thinking everything is under control
Philanthropy in the form of financial donations is not a solution to the natural disasters caused by climate change. A new philanthropy of social change is needed.
At the peak of a summer heatwave in Adelaide, an aerial survey of land surface temperatures reveals just how much cooler neighbourhoods with good tree and vegetation cover can be.