Scientists studied charcoal layers in the sediment of lake beds across the Rockies to track fires over time. They found increasing fire activity as the climate warmed.
COVID has exposed how vulnerable Australia's food charities are in times of crisis. But we can prepare for the next disaster.
Satellites can already spot a new fire within minutes, but the information they beam back to Earth isn't getting to everyone who needs it or used as well as it could be.
Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them.
Drought has been a threat multiplier for centuries, fueling conflict and migration from the time of the Ottoman Empire to Syria today.
'Thirsty air' can create rapid and devastating drought – new research offers hope we might be able to see it coming in advance.
As the risk of fires rises in areas once considered too wet to burn, it creates hazards for mountain communities and for downstream water supplies.
Gauteng citizens need to know the uncomfortable truth: for the next six years, their water supplies will increasingly have to be restricted.
Recent wildfire seasons have been worsened by climate change. But wildfires also lead to additional climate warming when they release carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
Our research found that in 700 years, the 20th century was the wheatbelt's wettest. This means all our drought predictions are skewed.
Drought conditions are so bad, fish hatcheries are trucking their salmon to the ocean and ranchers are worried about having enough water for their livestock.
Installing solar panels over California's 4,000 miles of canals could generate less expensive, renewable energy, save water, fight climate change – and offer a solution for the thirsty American West.
Tracking species over their lifetimes can reveal their climate adaptation secrets.
Stenophylla's black cherries have brightened prospects for a coffee supply that can withstand rising disease, pests and droughts.
The Supreme Court recently dealt defeat to Florida in its 20-year legal battle with Georgia over river water. Other interstate water contests loom, but there are no sure winners in these lawsuits.
New research shows nature started its long road to recovery in 2020 – especially in NSW and Victoria. But overall conditions across large swathes of the country remain poor.
With fewer people commuting, home water use changed radically overnight in March 2020.
Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply.
New research finds water markets in the southern Murray-Darling produce benefits of around $117 million per year.
Research measuring how water flows between living kauri trees and a leafless stump adds evidence that trees use their underground root systems to support each other.