This year's twin crises have left Australians reeling. The concept of 'rupture' can help us understand what's happening.
By not talking about climate change, especially the powerful emotions it can provoke, misinformation and eco-anxiety may take root.
Plants have evolved techniques for protecting themselves from heat and insect attacks – but when both these stresses happen at once, one defense may neutralize the other.
Coral bleaching last summer was severe and widespread. And for the first time, severe bleaching has struck all three regions of the Great Barrier Reef.
The coronavirus slowdown provides an opportunity to reset the economy to address climate change.
The risks to nature from man-made global warming – and the imperative to act – are clear.
The wet and low-lying East Siberian Arctic is likely to be a major methane source in the coming decades.
Arctic cod are key prey for seals, whales and seabirds. What happens when ship noise drives them away?
COVID-19 is the latest new infectious disease arising from our collision with nature.
The heatwave highlights the connectedness of our climate systems: from the monsoon tropics to the southernmost continent.
From a scientific perspective, the results are fascinating and world-first. From a personal perspective, what I saw will stay with me for a long time.
The coronavirus is devastating, but failing to tackle climate change because of the pandemic only compounds the tragedy.
Travelling to conferences and meetings has become a way of life for many of us – and has driven up emissions. Now COVID-19, not climate change, is forcing us to explore and develop alternatives.
In a rapidly warming world, temperature increases are a challenge to mental well-being. A group of economists quantified the relationship.
New research shows how deeply entrenched "us" and "them" attitudes make it much harder to make a fair energy transition.
Governments can staunch the current economic collapse without returning to the status quo.
Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.
Water is essential for health, economic well-being and social equity, but too many people around the world still don't have access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
Half-a-dozen strategies are effective for cooling urban areas. Used in combination, these strategies can drop the temperature even more.
The policy response to COVID-19 has been dramatic, unlike the response to climate change, for several reasons. But it shows there's hope for real action on climate change.