Bridie Smith Science Editor Researchers have gained an insight into the weather conditions endured by Australia’s early settlers after scouring a diverse collection historical records, some dating back to the First Fleet.
Rachel Olding The cracked ground beneath Charles Brett's boots is so dry that even the weeds have capitulated in the fading soil.
Peter Hannam A large swathe of eastern Australia, including coastal regions from Coffs Harbour to Bundaberg, is in the midst of its worst dry spell since the Federation Drought more than a century ago, according...
The most-severe drought in 17 years is threatening supplies of palm oil from Indonesia and Malaysia, the world's biggest producers, and forecasters say an El Nino weather pattern this year may cause...
Brian K. Sullivan California doesn't have much chance for rain in the next five months, and its best opportunity to break the drought there may hinge on the emergence of an El Nino in the Pacific Ocean this year, US...
Georgie Stone NSW farmers in drought-affected areas are urging the government to reinstate the interest rate subsidy, an axed program that helped stop them from falling into deeper debt.
Queensland is braced for yet another scorcher as the drought continues to take hold across the state.
The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state's drinking water supply.
Peter Hannam For grazier Rod Barnes, drought has advanced on his property and those of his neighbours in northern NSW much quicker than anybody expected.
Inga Ting, Bianca Hall Farmers in the state's north-west could be thanking the heavens in coming days for the heaviest rainfall in years in the drought-stricken region.
Peter Hannam It is said that one way to break a drought is to announce the construction of a monster desalination plant that is thereby doomed to lie dormant as rain fill the reservoirs.
Peter Hannam The prospects for a hotter and drier than usual year for much of Australia are increasing with the Bureau of Meteorology identifying further signs of an El Nino weather pattern forming in the...
Nicole Hasham Drought-stricken NSW farmers will receive financial help to move stock, access emergency water and address mental health issues as northern parts of the state suffer what is being reported as the...
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.
Damien Murphy With rainfall at record low levels, farmers across Australia are facing some of the toughest drought conditions in years.
More than half of Queensland is now officially in drought after two more parts of the state were drought-declared on Friday.
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.
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...
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.
Sheep thefts have risen dramatically as the breaking of the drought in NSW encourages thieves to steal more livestock, police say.