Fire season is getting longer, and the result is transforming iconic desert ecosystems. The start to 2022 has been so dire, one governor called for a federal disaster declaration.
In order for snow to form, two distinctive weather properties are needed: cold temperatures and moist air. The Sahara can tick these boxes.
As climate change worsens, their findings highlight the importance of conserving natural river flows to enable freshwater species to respond and adapt.
Extreme heat over 50℃ is likely to become more common, giving us yet another reason for Australia to act fast on climate change.
Elephants avoided areas where others were poached.
Africa’s Great Green Wall must immediately speed up to meet the needs of people along the edges of the Sahara Desert.
Not all forests respond to hotter and drier conditions in the same way.
A future of heat and strife or humanity’s finest hour – our response to climate change today will define the 21st century.
Incredibly, once the wells dried up some became nurseries for the germination and establishment of wetland trees.
Advanced techniques allowed our research team to build an open database of billions of individual trees and challenge some common perceptions about vegetation in arid and semi-arid zones.
Dust storms are not unusual, but intense ones have a wide range negative impacts upon multiple socioeconomic sectors. How do we address them?
The dingo fence is the longest fence in the world. The environment looks almost identical on either side — until you view it from space.
In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels.
Wetlands in drylands seem impossible, but their benefits to people and wildlife are very real.
Guano helped humans farm the world’s driest desert, new research finds.
Animals that regularly dine on toxic food may hold clues for designing new drugs to treat persistent pain in humans.
Australia is known as the ‘land of the lizards’. These photos show why they deserve more of your attention.
Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet’s geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
They were looking to study rock art at a remote desert site but what they found showed people had been using the place almost since the first people arrived in Australia.
For those who are finding the social distancing isolating, here are some lessons from ancient hermits, who often found joy in being alone.