Global trade linked to resource insecurity
Study highlights need for sustainable supply chains.
The global economy and international trade are aggravating water, land and energy insecurity and this is taking a dis...
Delicate balance in the Falklands
Threat to seabirds is a threat to the ecosystem.
Seabird droppings helped shape the delicately balanced ecosystem of the Falkland Islands, which is in danger of abrup...
Rain really can move mountains
Himalayan study describes dramatic impact of erosion.
Plate tectonics tends to dominate the common view of mountain formation: where two plates meet, rock is pushed up. Ho...
Cosmos Q&A: Putting biodiversity in focus
Scientists call for new agency to drive reform.
The Australian Academy of Sciences (AAS) has called for an independent agency to be established to drive reform of bi...
Restore ecosystems to prevent extinctions
Targeting priority areas also could mitigate CO2 emissions.
Restoring just under a third of Earth’s ecosystems to their natural state could protect more than two-thirds of land-...
Sahara actually has quite a few trees
Satellite imaging and deep learning provide clearer picture.
A surprising new study has revealed that there are more than 1.8 billion trees and shrubs in the Sahara and Sahel reg...
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...
Focus on people to put a value on nature
Providing context will aid conservation, scientists say.
Our reliance on nature’s dwindling resources has become ever more palpable as human activities cause ecosystems and b...
Why we should worry about nitrous oxide
Emissions have great warming potential.
Nitrous oxide from agriculture and other sources is accumulating in the atmosphere so quickly it puts Earth on track ...
Seagrass success goes beyond the lagoons
Scientists show what effort and focus can achieve.
Sometimes doing good is worth the effort – and hopefully can provide a blueprint for others. A 20-year commitment ...
Megafauna struggled in the rainforest
Research reveals impact of change in SE Asia.
In today’s human-dominated world, rampant deforestation is driving many of Southeast Asia’s species towards extinctio...