A better understanding of the interactions between the boreal forest and snow will make it possible to improve hydrological models and ensure optimal management of the resource.
A new study shows that river barriers, similar to those built by beavers, can protect areas at risk of flooding by storing water upstream.
Cloud seeding – spraying materials into clouds to increase precipitation – has been around for nearly 80 years. But only recently have scientists been able to measure how effective it really is.
Each rainbow is personal – the rainbow you see isn’t exactly the same rainbow the next person sees. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.
This year’s Sierra snowpack is looking a lot like 1983’s, and that was a year of flooding and mudslide disasters. A meteorologist explains what’s ahead.
Last year was great for plant growth and river flows. But Australia is still on the brink of losing a slew of plant and animal species.
A supercomputer spent six months projecting localised rainfall extremes decades into the future.
An expert explains why the UK’s winter has been relatively calm.
Changes in southern African rock art reflect the mixing of groups of people after they came into contact with each other.
Urban infrastructure was designed to take stormwater out to the ocean quickly. Now, California needs that precious water.
Water is sacred in many religious traditions, holding power that can also be dangerous.
On average, Sydney and Rome get more rain than London each year.
The rain comes as coal demand surges and pressure mounts for the industry to wind back production to help tackle climate change.
The findings have big implications for how Australians prepare for extreme weather events.
Brush turkeys, bats, and cockroaches are crucial for the environment – including our gardens. Each have fascinating ways of coping in wet weather.
The growing threat of flash flooding as a result of more intense rapid rain bursts means the city needs to update its flood defences.
Extreme weather is set to dominate our future – can collecting rainwater reduce the threat posed by both drought and flooding?
Worsening droughts and flooding likely threaten the future of cotton farming – by far the most important crop in the basin.
A climate scientist explains the forces behind the summer’s extreme downpours and dangerous heat waves, and why new locations will be at risk in the coming year.
Rainwater may be contaminated with chemicals and scientists are still uncertain about their effects.