• 18 June 2024

    Understanding the change in soil organic carbon (C) stock in a warmer climate and the effect of current land management on that stock is critical for soil and environmental conservation and climate policy. By simulation modeling, we predicted changes in Australia’s soil organic C stock from 2010 to 2100. These vary from losses of 0.014–0.077...

  • 18 June 2024

    The Australian Government uses a ‘bottom-up’ approach to estimate the country’s greenhouse emissions, which is complemented by CSIRO measurements to provide ‘top-down’ estimates. Click here to read this CSIRO report

  • 18 June 2024

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  • 18 June 2024

    To manage and mitigate Australia's emissions effectively, accurate monitoring is essential. The authority tasked with collating and reporting Australia's national methane emissions is the Federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW), which reports figures quarterly in its National Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Current methods for calculating these figures rely heavily on self-reporting...

  • 2 April 2024

    The year saw the last of the COVID pandemic-delayed milestones completed. Countries adopted major decisions to improve global chemicals management and protect marine life in international waters. But most of the year was about making all these rules work. Join the globetrotting Earth Negotiations Bulletin team as they review 2023's sustainable development negotiations, draw links...

  • 2 April 2024

    Restoring and preserving the world's forests are promising natural pathways to mitigate some aspects of climate change. In addition to regulating atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, forests modify surface and near-surface air temperatures through biophysical processes. In the eastern United States (EUS), widespread reforestation during the 20th century coincided with an anomalous lack of warming, raising...

  • 2 April 2024

    Globally, approximately 184 million people, or 2.3% of the world population, live outside their country of citizenship. This highlights the growing complexity of human mobility, which will increasingly be driven by factors like climate change, conflict, divergent demographic trends, and income inequality. These forces are not only pushing more people to relocate for better opportunities...

  • 2 April 2024

    According to the World Health Organisation, climate change is the single biggest health threat that humans are facing. Even if you don’t feel directly impacted by the effects of climate change, your health may still be indirectly at risk in several ways. Here’s what you need to know about the impact of climate change on...

  • 2 April 2024

    Global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) hit a record high last year, driven partly by increased fossil fuel use in countries where droughts hampered hydropower production, International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday. Click here to read this Reuters article.

  • 4 March 2024

    An article from the CSIRO Estuaries are a pivotal force in our natural world. Now, they're the focus of a new book that explores their vulnerability in the face of climate change. To read more click here.

  • 4 March 2024

    A Newcastle University-led study focused on the Pacific Island nation of Palau and has shown that historic increases in the thermal tolerance of coral reefs are possible. The results demonstrate how this capacity could reduce future bleaching impacts if global carbon emissions are cut down. To read more click here.

  • 4 March 2024

    Since 2018, Accounting for Nature have helped measure the state of nature across 8.3 million hectares in Australia.  Their vision is to inspire this change and support transparent accountability to create value for nature, everywhere. To make nature count. Nature underpins our way of life in countless ways. For many years humanity has failed to...

  • 19 February 2024

    About 10 percent of human-made mercury emissions into the atmosphere each year are the result of global deforestation, according to a new MIT study. The world’s vegetation, from the Amazon rainforest to the savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa, acts as a sink that removes the toxic pollutant from the air. However, if the current rate of...

  • 13 December 2023

    The most common damage to trees in home landscaping tends to be from cars hitting the lower parts of trees and trucks hitting higher on the trunk and the undersides of major limbs. Trees don’t heal as we do; when they are injured, the wood on the outside of the wound can only creep in...

  • 13 December 2023

    Prudent risk management requires consideration of bad-to-worst-case scenarios. Yet, for climate change, such potential futures are poorly understood. Could anthropogenic climate change result in worldwide societal collapse or even eventual human extinction? At present, this is a dangerously underexplored topic. Yet there are ample reasons to suspect that climate change could result in a global...