Staghorn and tabular corals suffered mass die-offs, robbing many individual reefs of their characteristic shapes.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/ Mia Hoogenboom
The 2016 bleaching event resulted in 30% mortality on the Great Barrier Reef, with many corals dying of the heat before they bleached and the loss of branching corals creating less complex reef structure.
Tesla is installing one of the world’s largest solar arrays at its Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.
Will the renewable energy transition end up creating yet more greenhouse emissions, as we ramp up the manufacture of wind turbines and solar cells? Not if their manufacture is itself powered by renewables.
Despite the climate crisis, humans have continued emitting and intensively using fossil fuels.
The climate crisis is a complex scientific problem. New systems have to be developed through democratic systemic reforms.
The increasingly bleached coral at Black Point on the Cobourg Peninsula is a worrying sign of what’s to come for other coral reefs in Australia.
Coral bleaching has struck the Northern Territory, adding urgency to the need for better national management strategies for our warming oceans.
The tale of the snow crab bears witness to the how the complexities of climate change and fights over fishing rights play out.
A heritage landscape researcher used the work of a Victorian aerial photographer to map a century of glacial loss in the Alps – and the results are staggering.
University of Maine, Climate Change Institute
But it's too early to tell whether climate change is to blame.
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.
Puerto Rico’s power utility, PREPA, has been decimated by years of scarcity and bad management. But will privatizing it really turn the lights back on for Puerto Ricans?
AP Photo/Carlos Giusti
Many Puerto Ricans are happy to see their broke power utility sold off to whoever can get the lights turned back on. But privatizing the island's energy grid may bring more problems than relief.
At COP23, members of the America’s Pledge network, which brings together those involved in the fight against climate change in the United States.
With the US announcement that it would withdrawl from the Paris Accord, several American states are mobilizing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
A survey of recent global trends in temperature and rainfall – and a lesson for Mr Trump on the difference between weather and climate.
Seriously cold: The ‘bomb cyclone’ freezes a fountain in New York City.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
An atmospheric scientist who studies the Arctic explains why – because of global warming – the U.S. may be in for longer cold spells in the winter.
Tonkinphotography / Shutterstock.com
It looks as if climate change is forcing 24,000 people to leave the Mekong Delta every year.
Mars NASA JPL Caltech cd f d o.
The race may be on to send humans to live on Mars, but is it worth the effort -- and the spend -- when we have our own problems to deal with on Earth.
Arina P Habich / shutterstock
The extra energy used to mine and transfer Bitcoins may simply be a price the currency has to pay for being secure and anonymous.
Corals near Lizard Island on the northern Great Barrier Reef experienced some of the worst bleaching in 2016.
XL Catlin Seaview Survey/AAP Photo
The 2016 bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was the worst on record. Now a new analysis points the finger squarely at human-induced warming, and warns that the entire reef's future is at stake.
The continent is home to 12 million penguins…and not much else.
Andrew Peacock, footloosefotography.com
The Antarctic Treaty was signed 58 years ago today, protecting the continent for peace and science.
The Barossa Valley in 1987 – the year that Australians (winemakers included) received their first formal warning of climate change.
Phillip Capper/Wikimedia Commons
Three decades since the GREENHOUSE 87 conference, credited as kickstarting public awareness of climate change in Australia, how far have we come, and how far do we have left to go in appreciating the risks?
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.
Besides wondrous creatures, new discoveries and spectacular filming, Sir David Attenborough's follow up to The Blue Planet comes with a stark warning about the future