A researcher who’s worked for decades to improve the health of the Murray Darling Basin fears the coming months will be among the worst in history.
The ‘New Bradfield’ scheme seeks to revive a nation-building ethos supposedly stifled by bureaucratic inertia. But there are good reasons the scheme never became a reality.
Not all droughts are the same and South Africa needs to have a targeted approach to each type.
Minister David Littleproud on bushfires, drought, and the Nationals.
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In this podcast, David Littleproud says "as elected officials, we've got a responsibility" to wait for the right time to talk about the link between climate change and the ongoing bushfires.
What caused the rise and then collapse 2,600 years ago of this vast empire centered on Mesopotamia? Clues from a cave in northern Iraq point to abrupt climate change.
Politicians and the media often stoke tensions between the city and the country. Nowhere is this more common than on the issue of land clearing – and the consequences can be tragic.
The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here’s what needs to be done.
They escaped to the coast for the quiet life, but now sea-changers are in the path of monster fires.
Geoff Crisp and Michelle Grattan discuss the government’s measures to help those hit by the drought, the ALP’s election post-mortem release and Labor’s recasting of its policies.
Drought-driven humanitarian emergencies can be prevented if groundwater is reliably made available at strategic locations.
The real crisis with water supply is that South Africa doesn’t know what it doesn’t know.
Drought has both natural and human causes, but deep cuts in our greenhouse gas emissions are urgently needed, regardless.
Once water is used in washing, cleaning or even sewerage it can be safely and reliably treated. The treated water is then safe to drink – identical to the original water.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked Australians to pray for rain, but can God answer prayers? And if He can, should He?
Yes, Australia naturally cycles through dry and wet periods. But that doesn’t mean we can simply build more dams and trust they’ll be filled.
Alan Jones unleashed his well-known tactics of lecturing and insult as he accused Scott Morrison of failing the immediate needs of drought-stricken farmers.
Australia’s initial drought policy was plagued with problems and gutted in 2009. Since then, there has been no further attempt at developing a comprehensive national approach to the problem.
It’s long been known that our diet choices help determine our carbon footprint. But do you know which of your favourite foods are the most water-hungry?
The government’s Future Drought Fund flies in the face of years of work classifying drought as to be expected rather than a disaster.
The Australian landscape is very old and the soils in inland areas can be very fragile.