Climate change shouldn’t be used as a 'get out-of jail free' card to excuse bad decision-making and poor planning decisions.
New research shows Australia experienced a number of megadroughts in the last 1000 years. We may be underestimating the severity of drought in Australia’s future.
Federal Labor has pledged to deliver the Murray Darling Basin Plan. But a new report casts serious doubt on that promise.
A change in climate may have triggered the decline and collapse of the Mayan city of Mayapán in the 15th century.
Labor has promised to ‘future-proof Australia’s water resources’. It’s a massive job. Here are the actions the government should prioritise.
Many plants are really good at withstanding bushfires, but the combination of drought, heatwaves and pest insects under climate change may push them to the brink.
To look inside a stalagmite is to look back in time tens of thousands of years to see how the Earth’s climate patterns have shaped the world we live in today.
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.