There are ticking time bombs, high up in the mountains.
A comprehensive analysis of Tasmania's natural disaster risks has identified bushfire as the biggest threat, alongside emerging issues such as disease epidemics and heatwaves.
The Grampians, like much of Australia, has swung from Millennium Drought to Big Wet and back again, putting animal populations on a rollercoaster that could get worse as climate change bites.
Recent floods in southeast Louisiana were the most severe U.S. natural disaster since 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Suburban sprawl and slow execution of flood control projects worsened the damage.
Most people in Australia's southeast are familiar with the stormy weather known as East Coast Lows. But they might not realise how much scientific progress has been made in understanding them.
New research suggests a mythical flood in China really happened about 4,000 years ago. It's the latest case of scientists matching ancient tales to actual local natural disasters.
Wild seas have left beaches eroded and houses close to collapse.
Storms like those that lashed Australia's east coast flush pollution out to sea.
A total of 1,859 people have died in floods in Australia in the past 115 years.
Eastern Australia's massive storms will likely become rarer in a warmer world, but probably more intense.
Cities' metros and subways are threatened by rising flood risks but innovative engineering could protect them.
A new millennium-long record reveals that Australia has suffered longer droughts and wet periods than those recorded in the past century's weather observations.
This summer has seen Tasmania suffer through drought, bushfires, floods and the worst marine heatwave on record. Is this what life under a climate-changed future will be like?
Since 1999, Australia has swung between drought and deluge with surprising speed, because El Niño has fallen into sync with similar patterns in the Indian and Southern Oceans.
The odds of being hit again by a large flood are higher for cities that have already been flooded before. Here's why we still don't move away.
Extreme weather will affect people and animals, as well as whole ecosystems. Research using satellites shows that ecosystems worldwide are vulnerable to collapse.
Climate change makes extreme weather more likely – but we also have the power to make our flood responses smarter.
CSIRO's climate science has contributed a number of important, and unexpected, findings.
Insuring the most at-risk homes should become easier after April, but the latest deluge makes the new scheme look fragile.
Cumbria 2015 shows how we have failed to learn from two other 'one in 100-year events' in the past 15 years.