Observations from space have shown the world overall is getting greener despite deforestation and drought, write Yi Liu, Albert Van Dijk and Pep Canadell.
When a positive Indian Ocean dipole is coupled with an El Niño event, rainfall decreases dramatically across Australia, and such an event could be on the way, write Agus Santoso and Wenju Cai.
It's high time we learned to adapt to our land of droughts and flooding rains, rather than failing time and time again to try to make it adapt to us, writes Richard Kingsford.
Climate variability, not land-clearing, is the main trigger of soil salinity, according to a major groundwater study that overturns decades of research.
UNSW graduate engineer Alexandra Bennett has won recognition for a student project focused on helping drought-proof Australia's farms.
Floods across large parts of western Queensland will produce a bird bonanza lasting six to nine months, according to UNSW researcher Professor Richard Kingsford.