Despite Adelaide experiencing its wettest day in more than two years in June 2019, a new study by UniSA shows droughts are becoming longer and more severe in South Australia.
Murray-Darling communities in the Southern Basin will be able to hold onto another 605 gigalitres thanks to 17 projects that make better use of the environmental water we already have.
Only one third of the world’s longest rivers (over 1,000 kilometres in length) remain free-flowing, and these are restricted to remote regions in the Arctic and the Amazon and Congo basins, according to a paper published in Nature. The findings demonstrate how human activity disrupts…
Snails could stop freshwater invertebrate populations from recovering, even after the stream habitat has been restored. That’s why a University of Canterbury (UC) student has spent much of her summer creating snail baskets.
Scientists are asking people to check their rainwater tanks, after new research revealed unsealed and damaged tanks could expose millions of Australians to the risk of mosquito-borne infectious diseases like dengue fever.
Growing up in the Ba Province of Fiji gave University of Auckland PhD student Sivendra Michael a first-hand appreciation of how climate change is destroying Pacific communities.
Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer.