9 November, 2018 – Heavy rain must fall somewhere. The danger lies in where it falls and on what kind of terrain. As cities grow, the risk of flash floods rises.
8 August, 2018 – As the world warms, the storm clouds gather. And Australian rain is now often of a ferocity and intensity without precedent.
19 July, 2018 – For more than a century, scientists believed that only humans could cross the hostile oceans to reach Antarctica. Some strands of alien seaweed tell another story.
15 June, 2018 – Tropical cyclones are slowing down. Hurricanes have lost their hurry. Paradoxically, this is bad news: they have more time to work their mischief.
8 June, 2018 – In theory conservation reserves are set aside to preserve wild creatures. But then the humans move in. Land almost twice the area of India is threatened.
25 May, 2018 – One consequence of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will be less nutritious rice, despite growth gains for some other crops.
17 May, 2018 – The kelp forests – those towering submarine tangles of brown seaweeds – may not survive the steady change of ocean chemistry.
25 April, 2018 – US scientists have good news about prospects for coral survival on one of the world’s great reefs, threatened by climate change.
29 January, 2018 – Plastic flotsam provides a liferaft for deadly bacteria – and a way of colonising coral reefs with killer infections.
18 January, 2018 – Marine and freshwater fish could one day be in trouble as ever-rising levels of carbon dioxide affect aquatic life.
16 January, 2018 – Coral reefs have always lived near the edge. Now, thanks to global warming, life there is five times more precarious.