A comprehensive new handbook about weather forecasting in West Africa could help safeguard lives and resources in the region.

The first ever comparison of six of the major global flood risk monitoring computer models has revealed wide discrepancies between the information they provide.

A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world’s most biologically rich tropical forests.

A vast peatland in the Congo Basin has been mapped for the first time, revealing it to be the largest in the tropics.

Holidaymakers concerned about fresh volcanic eruptions causing flight-disrupting ash clouds might be reassured by a study setting out the first reliable estimates of their frequency.