It's high time we learned to adapt to our land of droughts and flooding rains, rather than failing time and time again to try to make it adapt to us, writes Richard Kingsford.
Indigenous collaboration and bush skills are shedding new light on what killed off Australia's unique megafauna.
The only sure way to stop the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is to curb carbon dioxide emissions, write Steve Sherwood and Laurie Menviel.
The origins of the El Niño climatic events that usually bring extended hot, dry conditions to much of Australia are detectable up to 18 months beforehand, a new study has found.
UNSW international student Colin Cheng has been selected to represent his home country of Singapore in sailing at the London Olympics.
People all over the world are gearing up to witness this century's final transit of Venus, as it passes between Earth and the sun, writes Jonti Horner.
The underlying causes of the poleward shifts of the Earth’s principal climatic zones are still not clear, writes Joseph Kidston.
A UNSW-led team of researchers has developed a new class of biosensor that can detect exceptionally small traces of contaminants in liquids.
New research by a team of scientists shows that black carbon aerosols and ozone, both man-made pollutants, are most likely pushing the boundary of the tropics further poleward.
A new study has found that record high sea-surface temperatures off northern Australia were also responsible for the downpour that devastated much of Queensland in December 2010.