Wildfires are intensifying, yet they’re one of the most poorly understood phenomena on Earth. New research shows that they can disturb both regional and global climate.
Efforts to save the reef aren’t tackling the main cause: climate change. What we need from our next federal government is strong leadership to avert the climate crisis.
Southern Africa’s current above-average rainfall is a climate variability signal - a short-term fluctuation in average wet-season conditions.
Extreme heat over 50℃ is likely to become more common, giving us yet another reason for Australia to act fast on climate change.
After one La Niña, the Pacific sometimes retains cool water which enables a second La Niña to form.
The southern parts of Australia are expected to become increasingly dry due to climate change. Yet, we now find ourselves subject to another La Niña event. What’s going on?
Au cours des six dernières années, cinq saisons des pluies ont été mauvaises ou très mauvaises à Madagascar.
Small and medium-scale farmers and agri-businesses in Southern and Eastern Africa, which are at the heart of inclusive food value chains, are not receiving fair prices for their produce.
Out of the last six years in Madagascar, five years have had poor or very bad rainy seasons.
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.