Massive burning of forests for agriculture thousands of years ago may have increased atmospheric carbon dioxide enough to alter global temperatures, US researchers have suggested.
A new study has revealed Australian cities could halve their greenhouse gas emissions over the next 20 years with targeted strategies.
Voted in today, legislation giving Australia a 20 per cent renewable energy target also seems to be giving the country's biggest polluters a free kick.
From drive-through blood tests and frogs back from the dead, to the ethics of happy pills and Tasmanian devils, the Eureka Prizes honoured Australia's leading scientific research.
The recent decision by Woolworths to stock fewer cage eggs has highlighted a growing consumer trend, while raising a number of important issues for the egg industry.
As expected, the Senate has voted down the Rudd Government's contentious emissions trading legislation, in effect putting Australia's climate change strategy on the shelf for at least three months.
Researchers will begin delving into the mysteries of deep sea coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, in an effort to better understand and protect these rich ocean ecosystems.
The annual National Litter Index results are in today, and while Australia's litter count is down, it's apparent there's still plenty of room for improvement.
Seventeen of Australia's iconic World Heritage properties will experience increased risks from climate change, a new report has found.
Australian researchers have created the world's first visual atlas allowing the projection of global rainfall over the next 100 years.