Damien Murphy With rainfall at record low levels, farmers across Australia are facing some of the toughest drought conditions in years.
New Zealand is experiencing its most widespread drought in at least 30 years, the government said today, as dry conditions across the North Island threaten economic growth.
The US government forecaster has issued its most definitive report since first raising the El Nino alert three months ago, forecasting a weak phenomenon that will last until the Northern Hemisphere...
Lisa Cox Canberra has little to fear from a return to drought conditions, according to the ACT's water utility.
Sheep thefts have risen dramatically as the breaking of the drought in NSW encourages thieves to steal more livestock, police say.
Melissa Davey For the past 10 years Col Dabelstein has been exhibiting produce from south-east Queensland in the agricultural competition at the Royal Easter Show.
Melissa Davey A record year of flooding has led to NSW dams, barely 20 per cent full 12 months ago now near or at capacity.
Debra Jopson REGIONAL AFFAIRS THE source of the Murrumbidgee is suffering from a man-made drought, say the scientists appointed to monitor its health.
Debra Jopson Successive deluges this week have ruined many harvests.
Debra Jopson Peter Hammond cradles the tiny white eggs in his hand that could ruin his 2200-hectare sheep and cattle property near Lake Cowal when they hatch in spring.
Peter Ker and Sarah-Jane Collins Floodwater could leave Victorians cut off from supplies and contact this weekend, as the state continues its remarkable shift away from a decade of drought.
NSW is set for its best winter harvest ever but a plague of locusts could ruin it.
Damian Carrington SCIENTISTS fear billions of tree deaths in the Amazon caused by drought could turn the forest from a carbon sink to a carbon source.
THE heavy rain in Sydney this week did little to ease pressure on the city's supply of drinking water or the drought conditions that now affect more than two-thirds of the state.
Richard Macey The latest period of minimum solar activity should have ended at least a year ago, a cosmic weatherman says.
Peter Hannam The final report of a cross-party inquiry into Australia's biodiversity and climate change produced only 'weak and ineffective' recommendations, the Australian Conservation Foundation said.
US mayors pledged Monday to make their communities more resilient to increasingly severe floods, droughts, extreme storms and wildfires.
Russia is emerging as a major obstacle to a climate deal in 2015 with its opposition of the consensus approach to talks.
Stephen Cauchi Heavy rain is about to hit Victoria and is expected to partially ease the drought.
Stephen Cauchi Heavy rain is expected to hit northern Victoria, bringing relief for drought-affected farmers, but also the potential for flash-flooding.