Does that reef smell good?
Chemicals in gases may be an indicator of coral health.
Gassy corals make a happy reef, it seems, but these gases may be lost if the water gets too hot. Animals release g...
Trees tell tales of troubling change
Heatwaves in Mongolia and falling leaves in Europe.
As the climate crisis intensifies, forests are feeling the heat, as two studies just published in the journal Science...
Carbon dioxide still at record levels
Impact of COVID lockdown not more than a blip.
Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere continue to rise despite the industrial slowdown brought on ...
Sombre state of our climate
Report points to warming and extreme weather events.
If you’re looking for a bit of good news at the end of a tough year it’s probably best if you don’t seek it in the Bu...
Atmospheric rivers help create sea ice holes
Scientists measure the impact of warm, moist air.
Long “atmospheric rivers” help create massive holes in Antarctic sea ice and may influence ocean conditions around th...
Future hurricanes may cause havoc inland
Study shows they are weakening more slowly.
North Atlantic hurricanes are weakening more slowly than they used to when they hit land, according to a new study in...
Ecological data reveal a changing Arctic
Scientists track animal behaviour over three decades.
Three decades of data on animal migration and movements in the Arctic confirms that they are shifting their behaviour...
How droughts affect forests
Scientists explore the ecosystem regrowth.
High on the list of the threats forests face due to climate change is tree mortality following droughts, which are be...
New view of Tweed Valley’s attraction
It’s a ‘natural laboratory’ to test carbon sequestration.
Australia’s Tweed Valley region, in northern NSW, boasts world-class surf breaks and sub-tropical rainforest – and ac...
We need better weather warnings
WMO calls for switch to impact-based forecasting.
More than 11,000 disasters have been attributed to weather, climate and water-related hazards over the past half cent...
Unprecedented ice loss expected in Greenland
Scientists model the impact over 12,000 years.
Mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet is likely to be higher in this century than at any time in the past 12,000 yea...
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 ...