Human farts and sneezes can be big — so imagine the size if they came from the world's biggest animals?
A proposal to change the way electricity generators and retailers strike contracts for electricity would be bad for both consumers and climate action.
Humanity can still limit global warming to 1.5°C this century. But political action will determine whether it actually does. Conflating the two questions amounts to dangerous, misplaced punditry.
Imagine constantly living with mice. When you go to sleep they run across your bed, the stench of dead mice fills the street. As an expert on mouse outbreaks, let's look at the issue in more detail.
Incredibly, once the wells dried up some became nurseries for the germination and establishment of wetland trees.
Businesses have long been a big part of the climate problem. They shouldn't scale back environmental initiatives when it all feels too hard.
First the fires, then the pandemic. It’s not just the damage to infrastructure, houses, environment and farmland that makes recovery difficult; the emotional and physical toll is often gruelling too.
Two billion people already eat 'prawns of the land', so why don't many Australians? A new CSIRO industry roadmap on edible insects explains why we should bring bugs into mainstream diets.
New Zealand recently became the first country to make climate-related financial disclosures mandatory, but it has some way to go to scale up investment in climate resilience.
One mammal, the long-tailed planigale, can weigh less than a 10-cent coin. But it's ferocious, bringing down far larger prey with persistent, savage biting to the head and neck
There's still a very good chance of recovery for most of these species, but only with new targeted conservation effort.
The Morrison government and South Australian government struck this landmark deal ahead of the Biden Summit last week. Let's take a hard look at the good and bad bits.
For the first time, political will and global public opinion seem focused on profound climate action. This decade will be a decisive one.
There was palpable relief as Biden brought the US back to the table on global climate action, warning "we have to get this done". Depressingly, Morrison showed little sign of hearing the message.
Our team discovered clear changes in the distribution and strength of ocean eddies. These changes have never been detected before.
Avenues of Honour were planted to remind us of the sacrifice and suffering of our servicemen and women. But as the years wore on, many declined or disappeared.
We'd lose coal exports but benefit from a lower Australian dollar.
The world, accustomed to Australia's shifty climate stance, is unlikely to fall for Morrison's diversion tactics at Biden's climate summit this week.
New Zealanders pay the costs of poor environmental and infrastructural governance, but have little opportunity to influence policy in the first place. Here's how that could change.
Some flood dangers can be hard to spot initially – to planners, developers and home-buyers. Sometimes, the danger comes from underground.
Yellow crazy ants are one of the world's worst invasive species. And it turns out they have unique systems of reproduction that make life in the queendom more complicated than we realised.
During the European Middle Ages, parts of the world experienced warming similar to that between 1960 to 1990. But the rising temperatures we're observing now are global and exceed the past record.
Native deciduous trees are rare in Australia, which means many of the red, yellow and brown leaves we associate with autumn come from introduced species.
If a bill before the US Congress succeeds, it would further suppress global demand for kangaroo products and lead to more animal suffering, not less.
Invasive species have been invading foreign territories for centuries. By quantifying the mammoth economic impacts, we hope political leaders will start to take notice.