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 drought in Cape Town has taught the city some valuable lessons.
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.
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.
Water is one of our most precious resources, yet it's in danger. World Water Day reminds us of the need to develop policies and governance to avoid squandering water.
Governments and private companies have been seeding clouds to create snow for decades, without proof that it actually works. A recent study peered into clouds in search of answers.
Nature based approaches to solving water problems originated in Europe and don't take into account Africa's huge infrastructure deficit.
South Africa is a water-scarce country where inequity and a lack of fairness and justice pervades water distribution.
In many Mexican cities, water is treated as a political bargaining chip – a favor that public officials can trade for votes, bribes or power.
In periods of water stress, farmers need support, research assistance and empathy from governments and competing water users.
Day Zero will be the start of active water rationing when taps will be cut off and people will have to go to collection sites.
We think of Canada as a water-rich country, but we are not immune to water shortages or disasters. With some advance planning, Canada can avoid a water catastrophe.
When day zero arrives in Cape Town, the routine surveillance systems that monitor disease outbreaks will be enhanced to pick up new diseases.
The poor management of South Africa's water is affecting the entire country.
African governments must focus on developing and supporting highly-skilled water professionals.
Global examples show South Africa that desalination could increase water output.
The situation in Perth in particular has some parallels to that of Cape Town, but Australian cities responded to the last big drought by investing in much bigger water supply and storage capacity.
A dozen leading researchers have issued an urgent call to action for the Murray-Darling Basin, arguing that the billions spent on water-efficient irrigation have done little for the rivers' health.
Cape Town's new water map shows users who are within the water restriction limit.
A drought levy is being proposed for water scarce Cape Town. The levy is facing wide opposition and there are claims it's punitive and punishes those trying to save water.