The most authoritative body for climate research warns that Australia and the rest of the world must act now and eliminate coal within 22 years to save the Great Coral Reef and other fragile ecosystems. And the biggest organism in the world (not whales) is in trouble in the state of Utah.
ABC online journalist Nick Kilvert is discussing the biggest annual environmental stories with editor Jonathan Webb.
IPCC issues terrible climate warning, says coal must go to save Great Coral Reef
According to the IPCC predictions, babies born today will be 22 when the warming reaches 1.5C. What will life be like?
Pando aspen clone or "shaky div", the world's largest organism, collapses
I emphasize, you emphasize, how can we shake less
Lila Landovski, University of Tasmania