To get a sense of how bad the 2021 hurricane season will be, keep an eye on the African monsoon, ocean temperatures and a possible late-blooming La Niña.
With research that offers new insights, there is increased hope for improved climate predictions and better preparation for severe weather conditions.
Mosquitoes love the wetter weather La Niña brings to some parts of Australia. But will we see more mosquito-borne disease?
A new statistical model predicts the number of tropical cyclones up to four months before the start of the season from November to April.
It’s only happened twice since naming started in 1950, and there’s an unusual twist to where many of the storms formed this year.
An El Niño event in 2015-16 led to the lowest ever catch in redlegs. Fisheries must work with research to climate-proof their management.
Reef fish vanish during marine heat waves, but may bounce back quickly on reefs that have few other environmental stressors.
A new study finds 70% of Amazonian dung beetles were killed by the severe fire and droughts of 2015 to 2016. By spreading seeds and poop, dung beetles fertilize forests and aid regrowth of vegetation.
The absence of climate drivers – specifically, the Indian Ocean Dipole and La Niña – explains why Australia has gone so long without heavy rains.
The latest bushfires cannot be compared to Ash Wednesday or Black Saturday. Our nation’s fire history is being rewritten.
The Bureau of Meterology says persistent drought and record temperatures were a major driver of Australia’s fire activity, and the context for 2019 lies in the past three years of drought.
Southern and eastern Australia need to prepare for heatwaves and increased fire risk this summer, as forecasts predict hot, dry weather.
Bureau of Meteorology researchers painstakingly analysed more than 40 years of data to work out exactly what is causing Australia’s spring bushfire phenomenon.
There have been some positive strides made in getting smallholders involved in digital agriculture in Africa
El Niño events can affect millions of people around the world, causing drought in Australia and floods in the Americas.
A combination of reasons have led to the drying of the Sahel.
Canada’s Food Price Report, recently published by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, predicts significant price hikes for vegetables this year.
With the dire consequences of climate change looming, archaeologists recognize the importance of communicating their findings on ancient landscapes and the threats that face vulnerable populations.
Water and power cuts prompted by reduced rainfall and drought in Southern Africa have caused major problems for business.
The summer forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology predicts a hot, dry summer.