Burning up the health budget
2019–20 bushfires cost Australia in so many ways.
Ruined homes and other structures are among the most obvious signs of bushfires, and because there are insurance and ...
Human-wildlife conflict an 'unequal contest'
It’s time for a new definition and a new approach.
By Tim Jarvis It’s 84 years since the last known Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), died at ...
Shaky way to check on ocean warming
Sub-sea quake data could help track temperature changes.
The rumble of earthquakes far below the surface of the ocean are far more interesting than just a way of understandin...
Discovery of a new mass extinction
This one triggered the dawn of the dinosaurs.
By Michael J Benton, University of Bristol Huge volcanic eruptions 233 million years ago pumped carbon dioxide, me...
Topsoil needs a little more consideration
Study reveals impact of farming on soil lifespan.
Scientists have provided what they say is the first worldwide snapshot of how soil erosion may be affecting the longe...
Arctic ‘transitioning’ to a new climate
Extremes are becoming routine, study suggests.
The Arctic has started to transition from predominantly frozen to an entirely different climate, according to a new r...
Making cities more liveable
Scientists develop an eco-friendly urban framework.
Imagine living in a city where you can ride or walk to essential services, where the air is cleaner and travel costs ...
Watching a volcano make a comeback
Scientists analyse images over seven decades.
German and Russian scientists say they have documented the life cycle of a volcano for the first time, revealing that...
What tipping points are telling us
Why we need to understand them and respond.
By Andrew Bernier, Arizona State University Lately, you may have heard someone say that we have reached a “tipping...
A barcode of Earth’s climatic past
66 million years of change uncovered from ocean sediments.
Climate scientists have compiled the first continuous, high-fidelity record of variations in Earth's climate extendin...
Wine with a touch of Eucalyptus?
Uncovering the science of Indigenous Australian fermentation.
Australian wine scientists are exploring the traditional practices Aboriginal people used to produce fermented bevera...
Bending the curve of biodiversity loss
Study highlights actions required for sustainability.
More terrific news for the natural world. Just published in the journal Nature, an international study led by Davi...