Neglecting existing communal water supplies risks leaving many of the most vulnerable and remote communities unserved.
The findings point to how Australia's most important river system might be altered by future sea level rise.
Recent summers have offered a taste of things to come for Welsh farmers.
It's more freshwater than what the population of the Greater Sydney region uses, but finding this out wasn't easy.
The disasters have come one after another. While they may not be entirely preventable, we can take many practical steps tailored to local needs and conditions to reduce the impacts on our cities.
Unstable funding, social distancing and the likelihood that other countries won't be able to help — these all raise the potential of a nightmarish scenario.
Other existential risks include the decline of natural resources (particularly water), human population growth beyond the Earth’s carrying capacity, and nuclear weapons.
There's little transparency or clarity about how much water states are allocated. This failure in communication and leadership across such a vital system must change.
The report reveals the worst environmental conditions in many decades, if not centuries.
COVID-19 is showing us we must work collectively to put resilience alongside efficiency as the primary drivers for the systems we depend upon each and every day for food.
Concentrations of carbon dioxide are now 147% above pre-industrial levels, according to a definitive report by the World Meteorological Organisation released today.
Future extremes from the Indian Ocean will be acting on top of global warming, giving a double whammy effect, like the record-breaking heat and drought we saw in 2019.
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.
Five capital city water storages fell over summer, and some appear to be facing dramatic long-term declines. Late drenching rains fell on southeastern Australia, but some unlucky centres missed out.
The drought has pushed many trees to the brink, and whole stands are now dying. The ecological consequences are huge.
Our research has brought us into contact with multiple communities whose lives are increasingly precarious thanks to climate change.
Autumn may bring wetter-than-average conditions in parts of southern Australia, indicating a gradual easing of the drought in some areas.
The absence of climate drivers – specifically, the Indian Ocean Dipole and La Niña – explains why Australia has gone so long without heavy rains.
It's important to remember that most of this greening is due to growth of grasses, which respond more rapidly after rain.
Some parts of Australia have enjoyed excellent rainfall this year, but others have not. Drought relief is still slow and patchy.