biodiversity crisis

warming temperatures put 26 species at risk in the great dividing range

Climate change threatens 26 native species in Great Dividing Range, study finds

More than 20 native animals would disappear from the Great Dividing Range before the end of the century if global emissions continue at business as usual rates, according to new analysis by Australian researchers.

the health of ocean ecosystems is an important weapon in the fight against climate change

How can the biodiversity and climate crises be tackled together

A series of major meetings are pushing the governments of the world to address both crises as one. Experts hope they could lead to a major shift in the way we think about tackling climate change.

global warming must stay below 2C to save coral reefs, the un’s intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services says

UN environment warning: 10 key points and what Australia must do

A devastating new UN report shows the planet is in serious danger from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems. Here we look at 10 of the key points from the report – and their relevance for Australia.

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Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken.

students protest in adelaide

Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn

The world’s leading scientists will warn the planet’s life-support systems are approaching a danger zone for humanity when they release the results of the most comprehensive study of life on Earth ever undertaken.

mount alexandra lookout with a view of the daintree river mouth in north queensland

Climate change damage to Queensland’s world heritage rainforest ‘as bad as Great Barrier Reef’

The wet tropics world heritage area in north Queensland has been damaged by climate change in a manner “equivalent” to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, the area’s management authority has said.

aphids are taking their first flight 30 days earlier

Insects have ‘no place to hide’ from climate change, study warns

Insects have “no place to hide” from climate change, scientists have said after analysing 50 years’ worth of UK data. The study found that woodlands, whose shade was expected to protect species from warming temperatures, are just as affected by climate change as open grasslands.

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