The threats of climate change to plants, animals and people in Africa mean that the continent is an excellent place for biometeorological research.
Trends across the different rainfall zones can be linked to changes recorded for large-scale climate systems.
Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions.
Mosquitoes love the wetter weather La Niña brings to some parts of Australia. But will we see more mosquito-borne disease?
To fully understand why droughts begin, persist and end, we need to answer the question: where does Australia’s rainfall come from? It may seem basic, but the answer isn't so simple.
To prevent the humanitarian disasters that follow floods in Sudan, more attention needs to be paid to infrastructure planning.
Low productivity is one of the biggest challenges facing Uganda's maize industry. But smallholder farmers still won't adopt improved seed.
Downpours in eastern Australia this year have been good for crops and some dams. But when it comes to drought, Australia is not out of the woods yet.
It's a lot more than you might think.
Restoring former prairies that have been plowed under for farming delivers land, wildlife and climate benefits. But a new study finds that the weather plays a surprising role.
Finding could be useful for attempts to manipulate the weather using technology.
"Nairobi fly" are obvious due to their red and black colouration; these are warning colours of their toxicity.
County governments and the health ministry should allow produce markets to operate in urban areas.
The findings suggest that farmers will benefit from more accurate crop yield monitoring.
Five capital city water storages fell over summer, and some appear to be facing dramatic long-term declines. Late drenching rains fell on southeastern Australia, but some unlucky centres missed out.
We need to understand colonial histories to understand climate risks.
It's important to remember that most of this greening is due to growth of grasses, which respond more rapidly after rain.
The water that replenishes groundwater, rivers and lakes is under threat from climate change, pollution and aging infrastructure.
Despite more rainfall, devastating hot and dry spells are projected to become more frequent in the Upper Nile basin in the future.
Both drought and violence drove many Syrians out of their homes; even if the war ends, the continuing difficulty of farming will make it hard for them to return.