As we modernise Australia’s power grid, we should look to superconducting cables to save energy, cut emissions and future-proof the system
Atmospheric rivers can melt fragile new sea ice. When these storms arrive in waves, the sea ice doesn’t have a chance to recover.
Airlines are promising net-zero emissions by 2050. To get there, they’re experimenting with used cooking oil, ag waste and corn ethanol in their fuel tanks. But that alone won’t be enough.
Lake Powell’s existential crisis is a unique opportunity to save a treasured landscape.
Building too close to cliffs and slopes, weak soils, lack of vegetation and increased rainfall all played a part in the massive storm damage to Auckland. The city needs to change the way it uses land.
The cost of sustainability is no longer a deal breaker for some business owners, but more can be done to encourage decarbonisation efforts.
More homes are burning in wildfires in nearly every Western state. The reason? Humans.
In 2015, 6,700 premature deaths were caused by urban heat – this can be reduced by a third by planting more trees.
The ocean twilight zone could store vast amounts of carbon captured from the atmosphere, but first we need a 4D monitoring system to ensure ramping up carbon storage does no harm.
If the EV transition focuses exclusively on drivers in privately owned cars, it won’t meet many Americans’ mobility needs, particularly in underserved communities.
When species naturally hybridise, the influx of genes can reduce their risk of extinction as climate change shrinks their habitats.
The climate crisis will necessitate change to business-as-usual approaches to the arts.
Mountaineer and scientist Will Steffen said climbing was similar to science: “That’s the buzz you get in science when you solve a big problem and suddenly see how it all fits together”
A new image has been taken of the whole Earth 50 years after the first - revealing noticeable changes to its surface.
Record-breaking floods in Auckland could see insurance costs in parts of the city rise significantly – some areas may even become uninsurable.
Culling water buffalo is expensive. What if land managers could earn carbon credits for controlling the numbers of these methane-belching animals?
It was in the 1990s that the idea of Christian environmental stewardship disappeared from the rhetoric of the religious right, paving the way for the anti-environmental position it holds today.
Close relatives of primates adapted to life in the High Arctic 52 million years ago – this may offer insight into future changes in the Arctic.
The more the climate warms, the heavier the storm rainfalls will become. The Auckland emergency shows how urgently adaptive measures are now needed.
An alternate timeline that ends with a Nobel prize for Exxon’s CEO.