A changing climate means parts of Australia will get hotter, some drier, others wetter and we can expect more extreme fire days.
Tresco Beach, Isles of Scilly. Paul Nash/Shutterstock
New research has mapped sea-level rise around the Isles of Scilly over the last 12,000 years.
A clapper rail with a fiddler crab in its bill.
Birds found along the Gulf Coast have evolved to ride out hurricanes and tropical storms. But with development degrading the marshes where they live, it's getting harder for them to bounce back.
As Greenland’s glaciers retreat, they are losing ice at a faster and faster rate.
Greenland's glaciers have retreated so far that they can no longer support the ice sheet that feeds them. The ice sheet system has reached a new normal of consistent annual ice loss.
Many villages in coastal Bangladesh are struggling with erosion of land, homes and crops.
Rising sea levels are as likely to trap people as they are to force them to move.
Professor John Long, Flinders University
We have had to adapt to several changes to our climate since we started our migration out of Africa many thousands of years ago.
Storm surge can push water levels well above normal sea level during a hurricane.
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How high a storm surge gets depends on both the hurricane and the land.
The report by the World Meteorological Organisation shows that with large and rapid emissions cuts, we can still avoid the most severe climate change. But worryingly, we also have time to make it far worse.
The president of Kiribati plans to raise its low-lying islands to fight, not flee, sea level rise. Here's why it's an expression of human dignity.
The updated methods are providing a clearer picture of how Earth and its inhabitants evolved over the past 60,000 years - and thus, providing new insight into its future.
Sea levels could be two metres higher by 2100. How will our relationship to the drowned coast change?
Western solutions to Pacific Island issues often end in failure. These countries must build their autonomy to survive climate change.
In Australia, coastal flooding is expected to be worse along the northern coast in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Latest research explores how a warming ocean circulates underneath Antarctica's floating ice shelves and how this contributes to future sea level rise.
Journeying to one of the most remote parts of the planet to gather valuable ocean data.
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How sea water circulates underneath Antarctic ice shelves is a vital missing link in climate change projections.
The review examined hundreds of studies and concluded the lower Murray should remain a freshwater ecosystem, or severe environmental and economic damage will result.
The Oosterscheldekering helps protect the Netherlands from North Sea flooding.
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A new study suggests raising dykes along a third of Europe's coastline, but there are more cost-effective options.
The findings point to how Australia's most important river system might be altered by future sea level rise.
A new study has reported the world will lose almost half of its valuable sandy beaches by 2100 as sea levels rise. But cutting our emissions could keep some intact.
A crowded Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sandy beaches are densely populated and occupy more than one third of the global coastline.