We know heatwaves and drought can turn bushfires into infernos, but the reasons why were poorly understood in science.
To fully understand droughts, we need to answer the question: where does Australia’s rainfall come from? The answer isn't simple.
A new UNSW study demands better transparency around the idiosyncratic water management rules governing water allocation in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Subsidised irrigators extracted up to 28 per cent more water than those who received no funds under a national Murray-Darling Basin irrigation efficiency program, a new study has found.
It's important to remember that most of this greening is due to growth of grasses, which respond more rapidly after rain.
New UNSW research calls for national action to minimise the risk of the platypus vanishing due to habitat destruction, dams and weirs.
As reserves dwindle, we are becoming increasingly anxious that fresh water will not be reliably available for domestic use, says new UNSW research.
Climate extremes are killing Australian trees, but we don't know where they're dying. Scientists are asking the public to use their phones to help.
Global water supplies are shrinking, even as rainfall is rising. The culprit? The drying of soils due to climate change.
Attempting to tame nature and our land and rivers is an Australian obsession that looks doomed to keep failing.