Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovations, be it simple solutions or satellite-based technologies, will help prevent a drought from turning into famine and forced displacement and to reverse desertification, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said.
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…
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.
The first plan for conserving the river Nile’s highly threatened biodiversity has been developed by a University of Queensland-led team.