Nature, everyone agrees, is in trouble. But can Australia’s new market-based mechanism help?
The number of bugs on our windscreens has plummeted in recent years. Are we driving faster? Or are there fewer of them?
We found three previously unknown species of mulgaras hiding in museum collections – but all three have been driven to extinction since European colonisation of Australia.
After decades of absence, crocodiles are now being seen off Bali, Lombok and Java. That’s good for the species – but what about us?
What are the odds of the end of humanity? There’s no real way to know.
Victoria’s iconic mountain ash forests are reeling from decades of logging and fire. They’re not recovering on their own.
The Nyanga rinkhals can tell us about our own evolution.
If we want to live in a world with Emperor penguins, we need to cut emissions steeply and protect parts of the ocean around Antarctica where climate change will have the biggest impact.
A supercontinent could raise global temperatures to such a degree that it could wipe out mammals.
Invasive ants are a major threat to biodiversity, according to a study.
A new assessment of the population status of Europe’s birds reveals that the number of species that are of conservation concern is increasing.
New findings from the La Brea Tar Pits in southern California suggest human-caused wildfires in the region, along with a warming climate, led to the loss of most of the area’s large mammals.
Giving AI any degree of executive control could be dangerous for humans.
I have spent five years tracking down more than 10,000 accounts of wildlife by naturalists, travellers, historians and even poets, all written between 1529 and 1772
A forensic technique more often used at modern crime scenes identified blood residue from large extinct animals on spearpoints and stone tools used by people who lived in the Carolinas millennia ago.
The latest warning by AI experts is bound to create alarm, so its authors should be more specific and clarify their concerns.
Reparing farm dams helps farmers – and nature. What if farmers could access loans for nature repair work – and only repay them when revenue is high?
Australia’s threatened species keep declining. But there are concrete ways to help, from wildlife friendly gardens to leashing your dog.
Researchers are analyzing the fossil cranium of a Smilodon fatalis that lived more than 13,000 years ago to learn more about the lifestyle of this iconic big cat.
Exactly how animal populations are affected by roadkill has remained unclear – until now.