The Industrial Revolution choked English cities in smog, filled rivers with waste and spread disease in crowded cities. At the same time, fairy tales about humans destroying nature proliferated.
Conflicts over coastal areas have largely been between development and preserving what makes these attractive places to live. Rising sea levels are now complicating our relationship with the coast.
In early 2016 reports appeared that vast swathes of mangroves had died in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It now appears heat and drought were to blame.
To weigh the economic impact of climate change policies, we need to estimate the social cost of carbon. An economist explains how it's done and why the Trump administration shouldn't end the practice.
Everything you need to know about the 'Indian Ocean Dipole' climate phenomenon.
If people are starting to look much worse in democratic terms, trees are starting to look much better. We are learning that plants engage in meaningful and, more to the point, truthful communication.
In science, the word 'theory' has a very specific meaning that's easy for nonscientists to misunderstand or misconstrue. Here's what a theory must withstand to be accepted by the scientific community.
The State of the Environment 2016 report shows that the main drivers of environmental change in Australia are land-use change, habitat destruction, invasive species and climate change.
In Benin the differences between male and female farmers are their specific gender productive and reproductive roles, norms and identity.
The real risk is from sudden storms – but there are ways to limit the damage, if cities start planning now.
Are we in a race against climate change? Or is it a war? How does thinking of the past or the future affect your support for the science? Researchers are learning how metaphors and context matter.
As Donald Trump promises to pull America out of the Paris climate agreement, we need concerted civil action to turn our atmosphere into a public trust.
Information is assumed to be key to changing people's attitudes and behaviour. Sadly this isn't the case.
New South Wales has just had its hottest summer on record – an event that was made 50 times more likely by humans' impact on the climate.
Talk of adapting to climate change is less polarizing to conservatives than the idea of slashing emissions.
Rising carbon dioxide may be a boon for crop yields, but at the expense of nutritional content and quality.
As the world needs to produce more food to feed a larger and wealthier population, climate change is impacting a number of staple crops around the world.
As the climate changes and extreme weather effects become more common, cattle and other livestock are becoming more stressed.
As the planet warms, the amount of moisture in the atmosphere is increasing. This will cause a lot more heavy rainfall, even in areas that are becoming drier.
Plant species are reacting to climate change by adapting or migrating to better conditions. But this is not an option for gardens, so gardeners will have to be smarter about what they plant and where.