Cape Town narrowly avoided “Day Zero,” but that doesn’t mean the city is resilient to future water shortages.
Cape Town faced down "Day Zero" earlier this year, but that doesn't mean its water system is resilient. Other cities should also take note.
Oil drilling produces natural gas that often gets burned on the spot, going to waste.
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Energy that otherwise would go to waste might someday power industrial-scale condensation.
A farmer plows a dry and dusty cotton field near Phoenix, Ariz., while a drought affects the Southwest.
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Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.
South-East Queensland residents need to prepare for more regular floods, according to new data.
We rely on climate data to help us make important decisions for our future, such as building infrastructure. But what if a region's climate has long been more volatile than we realised?
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Bangalore's forgotten water wells are being revived, to help the city overcome centuries-old supply issues.
A man gets his drinking water from a Cape Town neighbourhood in 2017.
In South Africa, Cape Town fears "Day Zero", when the city will have to ration water drastically. The phenomenon threatens other cities as well but solutions exist.
It would be in Africa’s best interests to limit a rise in global temperature.
Keeping global warming to 1.5°C could significantly decrease the frequency of extreme climate events across Africa.
A large dust storm, or haboob, sweeps across downtown Phoenix on July 21, 2012.
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New research projects that climate change could greatly increase airborne dust levels in the southwestern US, causing higher hospital admissions and premature deaths from heart and lung ailments.
Southern Australia's debate may be exacerbated by climate change, but it's not that simple.
Women looking for water in Sudan. Climate change can play a role in forcing people to migrate.
The failure of political systems is the main cause of conflict and displacement but climate change can exacerbate this.
About 40% of Nairobi’s water supply gets lost on the way to consumers.
The beauty of rainwater harvesting is that anybody can do it.
People in the HaMakuya community go without potable water for months.
Small solutions done properly can play a huge role in dealing with water scarcity.
The more the market is willing to pay, the harder it is to regulate water use.
Residents of a small Victorian town realised that delicious water can be a curse as well as a blessing, when they lost a legal battle to stop a local farmer shipping groundwater to a nearby bottling plant.
Places such as Berri were affected by Millennium Drought, caused by low cool-season rain. New materials and techniques are now being used to observe drought causes and water patterns in Australia’s history to help the future.
Australia has always suffered heat and flood, but a detailed seasonal rainfall reconstruction of the last 800 years shows the extremes are intensifying.
Rose’s mountain toadlets mate in small puddles. Here is a male with a string of eggs in the water.
The Rose's mountain toadlet adapts its breeding habits according to the weather.
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We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
It was a hot year for many Australians.
An annual assessment of the health of Australia's environment shows mostly stable conditions in 2017, but ecosystems on land and at sea suffered ever higher temperatures.
The Berg River Dam on 7 March 2018 about 48% full.
The drought in Cape Town has taught the city some valuable lessons.
Sudden droughts are bad news for political stability worldwide.
A new international report makes for bleak reading on the state of the world's soils. It predicts that land degradation will displace up to 700 million people worldwide by mid-century.
A new report finds concerns about water infrastructure tops the list for Canada’s water providers.
World Water Day shines a light on the importance of safe, clean drinking water, but a new report finds Canada's freshwater systems are under stress.