The dingo, Australia’s largest mammalian carnivore, has a broad diet that varies across the continent.
A survey of 32,000 samples of dingo droppings and stomach contents reveal that this predator's appetite is as wide-ranging as Australia's landscapes. But medium and large mammals are top of the menu.
Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Sequestration, known as BECCS, is one of the technologies we may need to limit warming to 1.5 degrees.
Delays on climate action to reduce emissions means that we may have to consider technologies that strip carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But that will come at a cost.
Bears like Polly (pictured) are rescued from bear bile farms and sent to rehabilitation centres.
Bears in Asia are trapped in bile farms, where they are kept in small cages for decades.
A monument to urban frailty?
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A new study reveals that the demise of the ancient city of Angkor was related to the fragmentation of critical infrastructure during a period of climatic instability.
Wetlands can have decades-long dry periods.
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Wetlands in Australia are often dry. They may look unassuming but it's a vital part of their vibrant lifecycle.
At least 30 tourism developments have been proposed for Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed wilderness.
Newly revealed documents show the Commonwealth government approved a controversial tourism plan for Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness without assessing it against federal conservation legislation.
Mountain and lowland gorillas are vulnerable to malaria.
Malaria can be transmitted from humans to gorillas, with devastating effects.
Are there greener pastures ahead for gas?
By embracing natural gas made from renewable sources, we can still use gas for heating, cooking and industry, while slashing greenhouse emissions and even keeping much of the same infrastructure.
Australians happily pay more for free-range eggs, but that hasn’t translated to other animal products.
Nearly half the eggs sold in Australia are free-range, but only 5% of pork comes from pigs raised outdoors.
Many of Australia’s biggest emitters have not yet engaged with the Emissions Reduction Fund.
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The federal government has signalled its intent to prolong the Emissions Reduction Fund. But surveys of business leaders reveal widespread cynicism about a scheme perceived as politicised and bureaucratic.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours - depending on how much sun it’s exposed to, it can get darker and lighter.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours and mine! It changes colour depending on how much light it's exposed to.
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Scientists are racing against the clock to figure out how to propagate the rare leek orchid before it goes extinct.
Many farmers are now facing a future in which it is much harder to make a living off the land.
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A decade ago, only a third of farmers accepted the science of climate change. But surveys show attitudes have shifted in recent years as the farming community begins to confront what the future holds.
Hydrogen fuel is just one opportunity for Australia in a clean-energy future.
The latest UN climate report makes it clear that the task of limiting climate change is urgent and huge. We must start to transform our economy today, but it will bring rewards as well as challenges.
More broadly though, Morrison avoids dwelling on the significance of climate change.
Alex Turnbull said in his video the IPCC report “frankly was terrifying … and it's seemingly insane to me that we could not be doing something about this and soon”.
Healthy soils can hold water even during droughts.
Adapting to climate change means improving soil health, so it can hold more water (even during droughts).
On the outskirts of Bangalore, families must piece together drinking water from communal supplies, intermittently available tap water, and "water ATMs".
Maximum temperatures for January to September were the warmest on record for the Murray–Darling Basin and New South Wales.
After the warmest month on record, it looks like Australia will have an El Niño event – which means the drought is likely to continue.
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Limiting global warming to 1.5C is a tough challenge but still within reach, according to a landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change commissioned after the 2015 Paris summit.
Australia has just two decades to put itself on the path to zero greenhouse emissions.
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The world needs to be carbon-neutral by mid-century to give ourselves a chance of holding global warming to 1.5C. With around 1% of the global carbon budget, Australia needs to rapidly do its share.
Limiting global warming 1.5℃ will be profoundly challenging given current policies.
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Here are the essential facts from the UN's special report on climate change.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s tropical cyclone outlook is out today.
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Cyclone season approacheth, but this year there’s a twist.
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Australia must come to terms with some fundamental shifts in our weather patterns. This month, Andrew Watkins from the BOM and climate scientist Joelle Gergis explore what's in store.
Black wattle is part of the huge Acacia family.
Black wattle is part of Australia's iconic acacia family, but it's largely regarded as a pest overseas. But this fast-growing plant is a boon to gardeners, improving soil and sheltering other plants.
How much should a council pay to protect private beachfront properties?
How far will we go to protect high-risk beachfront property? New research suggests local councils are too willing to spend public money to protect private landowners from coastal climate change.
Sensible design can dramatically reduce waste of a renovation.
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Renovations can create more waste than new constructions – but they don't have to.