Strong currents in the Red Sea are sweeping huge masses of larvae-rich sea water from one reef to the next
British Columbia is facing its worst documented wildfire season in almost 60 years – Mika McKinnon went to the city of Kamloops to find out why
Life will find a way, even if that way is winding and submerged under layers of organic matter and water. According to a recent study by a scientific team at University College London, uncovering hidden habitats buried under...
The survival of ancient and unique species thriving in mountain lakes in central Italy have been threatened by a double whammy of a quake and climate change
Thousands of wildebeest drown as they cross the Mara river in Kenya on their yearly migration – creating a boon for the river’s ecosystem
The reef’s central portion is bleaching fast this year, following huge losses in the northern part last year – and climate change is the culprit
The discovery that the Krebs cycle, which is essential for life, can occur in the absence of enzymes suggests that life’s origins were surprisingly humble
When raindrops hit the ground, they throw microbes into the air in aerosols – with possible implications for the climate, agriculture and diseases
Knock-on effects of weather have frozen snow in recent years, causing tens of thousands of reindeer to starve – and stoking fears of more famine to come this year
Coin-sized pioneers are the highest vascular plants ever found, living at more than 6100 metres above sea level on India’s dizzying Himalayan peaks
If you ask most people to guess why turtles first developed shells, you'll usually get one answer: the hard shells protect them from predators. That's the theory scientists have been working with for decades, however a new...
Compare the tallies. Sixty-five million years ago an asteroid smacked-down and only 10% of mammal species survived. So far in the Anthropocene Catastrophe, one type of rat has been wiped off a 300m island.
A huge weathering experiment in the isolated ecosystem at Biosphere 2 in Arizona will aim to answer key questions about water and soil in the landscape
Rewilding our depleted oceans will help restore them to health, and the best place to start is with the humble oyster, says Charles Clover
The ABC uses photos of reef bleaching on Flowerpot Rock in American Samoa in stories about the Great Barrier Reef. The chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Russell Reichelt says that activist groups are...
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