The Australian landscape is very old and the soils in inland areas can be very fragile.
Big storms with lots of flooding, like hurricanes Dorian and Maria, actually restore the Caribbean’s delicate balance between native and nonnative fish species, new research finds.
When we think about the health impacts of climate change, the effects of rising temperatures on physical health are often front of mind. But climate change affects people’s mental health, too.
Each spring, winds circling the South Pole weaken. If they weaken enough, they can actually reverse – causing rapid warming.
The cycles of life, in their fierce glory, are reflected in a stunning exhibition of nature photography.
Many Australians are unprepared for the worse-than-average bushfire season ahead - even those in high-risk areas.
Dry and warm conditions in winter are set to continue into spring, and the likely culprit is the positive Indian Ocean Dipole
New research forecasts that climate change will make multiyear stretches with low snow levels more common across western North America – bad news for water managers, farmers, foresters and skiers.
Hitting the Paris targets will go a long way to securing Melbourne’s water supply against future pressure.
Many rural town water supplies cannot weather even a single year of drought. This is a failure of planning and funding on a grand scale.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
Western states adopted a 7-year plan in May 2019 to manage low water levels in the Colorado River. Now they need to look farther ahead and accept that there will be less water far into the future.
A federal program to help the Murray-Darling environment accidentally lowered water levels – but not as much as previous reports had feared.
As climate change threatens to bring more sudden rainstorms, we need to rethink the way we manage water.
The UK has seen drought conditions since 2018, but the flooding of June 2019 shouldn’t come as a surprise.
The Murray-Darling Basin might not survive future climate change shocks without changes to the plan.
Australia’s water supplies are at risk as climate extremes provoke erosion events that threaten lakes and dams.
Combining and fermenting readily available indigenous African crops can help counter malnutrition on the continent.
Many people think climate change caused Classic Maya civilization to collapse abruptly around 900 A.D. An archaeologist says that view is too simplistic and misses the bigger point.
Water crystals help drought-proof plants. But these tiny polymers are leaving gardeners concerned.