The recent Port Hills fires highlight the increasing wildfire risks caused by climate change. Reducing the threat is going to take a shift in strategy, investment and community engagement.
A hot, dry summer on the heels of a wet winter raises the risk of wildfires.
The strong El Niño that started in 2023 will still have big impacts at least through March. Here’s what to watch for next.
Food security experts recommend that rural farmers in Malawi be given access to irrigation systems to free them from reliance on rain, and find ways outside farming to earn an income.
We crave certainty in our weather forecasts. But that’s only possible for big weather events such as cyclones and major storms. Everything else is probability.
With smartphones as commonplace as towels and sunscreen in the beach bag, why not add coastal data collection to your list of holiday activities this summer? Look for the CoastSnap camera cradles.
Koalas will need our help more than ever this summer as hot, dry conditions force them to seek water. Here’s how to help keep them safe and what to do if you encounter a koala in distress.
El Niño looms large as we head into the Australian summer. But can everyone expect hot and dry weather? What drives the weather in your state?
El Niño usually brings hot, dry weather to Australia. But the rains that have drenched eastern Australia are normal too.
Severe bleaching is forecast to hit 12 Indonesian marine protected areas every year by 2030 – then spread to other areas. Here’s what locals, experts and the government say we need to do to save them.
Daily global temperature records keep breaking. It’s a sign we’re on a rapidly warming planet.
As Australia heads into summer with an El Niño, it’s important understand and prepare for the health risks associated with extreme weather.
An atmospheric scientist explains how El Niño works, this year’s oddities and why this phenomenon doesn’t last long.
It’s spring, but many street trees look stressed and sick. Heat and insect attack are arriving early. But our cities are also steadily losing canopy cover.
The preliminary global-average temperature anomaly for September is a shocking 1.7°C. These are the drivers of current record-breaking heat.
Many people are asking if Australian authorities are ready for the fire season. The real question to ask is – are we ready as individuals?
Extreme heat and bushfires bring unique challenges for someone with dementia. Here’s how we can all play a part in helping them stay safe and cool this spring and summer.
New research reveals how trees respond to extreme heat. Most trees lose more water than models predict. Some species cope better than others. Access to water will be critical for the hot summer ahead.
There’s nothing normal about the blast furnace heat much of the world has been experiencing, as an atmospheric scientist explains.
Africa’s future looks catastrophic if we don’t act now on climate change.