Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are
highly adaptable. That's bad news for the global food supply.
It'd be a matter of switching 20-25,000 jobs. During coronavirus, we shut down three million, and dealt with the consequences impressively.
New research suggests ancient climate change shaped the fate of western civilisation.
The federal government has shown during the pandemic that it is prepared to impose great financial burdens for the sake of our health. We need them to do the same for another crisis: climate change.
Overlapping disasters of COVID-19 and flooding could be a serious threat for Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
Despite clear air as a result of the pandemic reducing human activities, our emissions still soar.
Temporary reductions in carbon dioxide during the pandemic won’t turn the tide on climate change or biodiversity loss, but summon the need for action.
These findings are in stark contrast with the original worldview that suggested the entire globe was at a maximum glaciated state around 20 000 years ago.
If expert advice on the pandemic turns out to be wrong, it will have dire consequences for how reliable scientific evidence is treated in other policy areas, such as climate change.
Natural assets produce important city services and complement engineered infrastructure. Investing in natural assets can help protect our environment, reduce municipal service costs and create jobs.
Major new survey shows big national variations in levels of concern, polarisation and media usage.
Australia ranks third in the world in climate change deniers. It's a bronze medal we don't want.
All of Australia's 71 wine regions will become warmer this century. That means big changes for the industry. Tasmania, for example, may become better known for shiraz than pinot noir.
Tree planting projects that use non-native trees risk releasing more carbon back into the atmosphere, undermining efforts to fight climate change.
Understanding sea ice loss requires expensive and difficult expeditions. Scientists have developed a new model that predicts the growth of small ponds on sea ice more efficiently.
An El Niño event in 2015-16 led to the lowest ever catch in redlegs. Fisheries must work with research to climate-proof their management.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the lack of green space available to those living in urban areas. Cities must be managed as ecosystems to make them more liveable and resilient.
Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into compost improves soil, making it easier for people to grow their own food. City composting programs spread those benefits more widely.
It was June last year when the first bushfires started in what became known as the Black Summer that claimed lives and destroyed homes.
By identifying the roots of global ills such as climate change and biodiversity, there's an opportunity for coordinated action as countries lay new pathways for a post-COVID world.