Recovering historical genetic data has been severely impeded by the methods used to preserve specimens, from dried butterfly wings to platypus bills floating in alcohol.
How scientists are improving their understanding of the connection between extremes and climate change – and what’s to come. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Litter hotspots were associated with socioeconomic factors such as a concentration of built infrastructure, less national wealth and the level of lighting at night.
A new analysis, using 15 years of autonomous underwater measurements and simulations from the latest global climate models, refined our estimate of future ocean warming and sea level rise.
Australia may warm by 4℃ or more this century, the IPCC has found. As these IPCC authors explain, there is no going back from some changes in the climate system.
IPCC authors go beyond the headlines to explain how 1.5℃ warming is measured – and why there’s still reason to hope, and act, if Earth exceeds that limit.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its long-awaited report. From accelerating emissions to intensifying disasters to rising sea levels, its authors lay out the new findings.
234 scientists from 66 countries reviewed over 14,000 research papers. It was gruelling and it was worth it: the report is the most important global assessment of climate change science yet.
Without urgent action, Australia will continue to lose billions of dollars every year on invasive species.
More than ten offshore wind farms are currently proposed for Australia. If built, their combined capacity would be greater than all coal-fired power plants in the nation.
Astronomers have taken a close-up look at the jets of plasma streaking away from a supermassive black hole - one of the strangest and most energetic features of galaxies.
Determining the age of fish has been historically difficult, primarily involving lethal methods. A new DNA test solves this problem.
If problems in such schemes are not addressed, the credibility of soil carbon trading will be undermined. Ultimately the climate - and the planet - will be the loser.
Peatlands worldwide are running short of water, and the amount of greenhouse gases this could set loose would be devastating for our efforts to curb climate change.
Just 5% of Australian businesses have collaborated with university researchers, and the smaller the company, the less likely collaboration.
For temperature-sensitive animals, the dense, leafy canopy of willow trees may make them the lesser of two evils in a warming climate.
Habiendo más de dos mil millones de personas en el mundo que ya consumen insectos, ¿por qué no comemos más “langostinos terrestres”?
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.
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.
The global pandemic caused an unprecedented drop in global emissions. But this is likely to rebound as economies start to recover.