The climate is changing and extreme weather disasters are becoming increasingly frequent and severe. It's more important than ever to examine who is bearing the brunt of this change.
Following the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday bushfires, more than half the women in one study reported experiencing domestic and family violence. Many had never experienced it before.
As the climate changes and heatwaves become more frequent and severe, it's vital we do more to understand who is most vulnerable and how we can reduce their risk.
The US is formally back in the Paris climate agreement as of today. As one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, it has a lot of work to do, with food security, health and safety at stake.
Wetlands bear the brunt of much storm damage to the coast. But over the past 300 years, 85% of the world's wetland area has been destroyed.
The small fire and heatwave prone town of Tarnagulla got together, applied for funding and co-produced a resilience action plan so they're better prepared for the next disaster.
NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.
A new study shows how toxic chemicals like benzene are leaching into water systems after nearby fires. The pipes don't have to burn – they just have to heat up.
One interviewee told us: 'It would've been lovely if somebody had cared.'
La Niña means we are forecast a wet winter – and people are struggling and ill-prepared.
There were so many tropical storms in 2020, forecasters exhausted the list of names and started using Greek letters. And that's only one reason 2020 was extreme.
New legislation would give the ADF more power to respond to future bushfires and other disasters. But questions remain about the scope of this involvement and how ADF personnel would be deployed.
California was thought to be an exception, a place where oil field operations and tectonic faults apparently coexisted without much problem. Not any more.
Among the human rights under threat are the rights to life, health, food, a healthy environment, water, an adequate standard of living and culture.
The 2020 wildfire season shattered records across the West. It's part of a trend that's headed in a dangerous direction.
If only 1% of the Pacific’s population was permitted to work permanently in Australia, this would bring more benefits to the region than Australia’s annual aid contribution.
To understand the risks of wildfire smoke, it helps to understand the chemicals people are breathing.
In an era of climate change and extreme weather, a microgrid — a self-sufficient, energy-generating distribution and control system — puts communities on the path to self-reliance.
New risk models show nearly twice as many properties are at risk from a 100-year flood today than the government's flood maps indicate.
Women want to start breastfeeding again for a range of reasons, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what's involved.