We like to think that all creatures play a role in the local ecosystem. We're especially interested in insects that provide a benefit for people too. But that's not always how it is.
Biologists investigated whether birds that search for multiple mates would evolve ever more elaborate songs to attract them. What they found might have surprised Darwin.
Citizen science game offered clues to why shore crabs get greener as they grow.
Hazardous professions including agriculture and heavy engineering are already having to find ways to adapt.
Climate change is a serious threat now for poor people in developing countries, but the COP24 conference in Poland offered them little hope of near-term emissions cuts or economic aid.
Mangrove forests grow in the tidal lagoons of tropical coastlines and they could actually benefit from climate change. Here's what that means for us.
Natural selection isn't the only factor deciding human evolution.
Coastal development is destroying marshes, mangroves and other wetlands that provide valuable protection from hurricanes and storms. Research shows these benefits can be worth millions of dollars.
In the future, Europe will suffer from more heat waves as well as extreme rainfall, presenting new challenges for planners and health care services. Building resilient cities can help.
As delegates meet in Bonn for the latest rounds of climate talks, civil society, NGOs, cities, regional governments and businesses, are stepping up to work together toward climate goals.
The Trump administration's decision to dismiss or accept a government-prepared climate report will have life-or-death consequences, says a climate scientist involved in the previous report.
Australia's animals and plants are already demonstrating their resilience to climate change.
Talk of adapting to climate change is less polarizing to conservatives than the idea of slashing emissions.
For over four centuries, Shakespeare’s plays have been picked apart and reimagined.
How did survivors of the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction adapt to their new, harsh environment? And why is that knowledge so important for modern species?
Every year homes are lost in bushfires. But what if we build our houses to withstand fire?
Cuts to CSIRO climate jobs will see a reduction in effort on monitoring and measuring climate change, and an increase in efforts to do something about it. That's the most politically-sensible option.
We're going to have to adapt to climate change, but some of the options on the table could do more harm than good if they destroy the ecosystems that protect us.
England’s green and pleasant land will be beset by a plague of the living dead, corpses will dig their way out of graves ... Jane Austen horror is now a distinctive subgenre of Austen adaptations.
A new novel starring Lisbeth Salander has been written, despite creator Stieg Larsson's death. But is it a continuation, adaption, or pale imitation? What gets lost when authorship changes hands?