Louise Hall More than 4000 residents and businesses affected by the devastating floods in Brisbane and Ipswich in January 2011 have launched legal action claiming engineers failed to properly operate the...
UK Environment Agency Chairman Chris Smith hit back at the government over the handling of floods affecting southern England, saying spending cuts had reduced his team's ability to prevent the...
Alexandra Back, Matthew Kelly Streets in Tempe and Haberfield were flooded and water splashed onto the wharves around Circular Quay as king tides hit much of Australia's coastline on Thursday morning.
Marissa Calligeros One man is dead and three people are feared drowned in Queensland’s unfolding weather crisis, as Brisbane and Ipswich residents brace for flooding for the second time in as many years.
Megan Levy More than 2100 residents in Grafton have been ordered to evacuate on Tuesday morning as authorities prepare for the Clarence River to hit a record peak at midday which authorities warn will cause...
Marissa Calligeros A three-year-old boy became the fourth and youngest victim of Queensland's flood crisis, as the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald advanced across the state's border leaving rising rivers in its...
Peter Hannam Thousands of Australians are facing soaring insurance premiums for flood cover, forcing many to ditch protection even as the risk of extreme weather increases.
Stephanie Gardiner TEENAGER Luke O'Neill was happy, active and ''always smiling'', but his fun way to earn pocket money turned tragic when he was swept into a drain while collecting golf balls on the mid-north coast.
Stephen Cauchi Heavy rain is expected to hit northern Victoria, bringing relief for drought-affected farmers, but also the potential for flash-flooding.
Climate change is likely to worsen floods on rivers such as the Ganges, the Nile and the Amazon this century while a few, including the now-inundated Danube, may become less prone, according to a...
A flood warning has been issued for the NSW Hawkesbury region with Warragamba Dam overflowing after a week of sodden weather.
In a warming world, the threat of "glacial lake outburst floods" is becoming increasingly urgent.
Chalpat Sonti Consumer protection authorities have warned that a regular after-effect of tragedies such as the Queensland floods could be about to start up again.
Selma Milovanovic Large areas of Brisbane were bracing last night for a potentially catastrophic flood surge from the Toowoomba region, where more than 20 people are feared to have died.
Families on stations around the south-west Queensland town of Mitchell are being airlifted to higher ground as flood levels continue to rise.
Ben Cubby, Saffron Howden and Emily Crane The biggest floods to hit the state in 50 years were sweeping across tracts of NSW last night, as the state government declared 30 separate disaster zones and planned mass evacuations in more than a...
Tim Barlass Authorities in flood-hit areas of northern NSW have urged the state and federal governments to declare natural disaster zones.
Darren Cartwright and Lema Samandar PANIC food buying is threatening to cause problems in the central Queensland town of Emerald as floodwaters sweep across the region, the local mayor says.
Jennifer Rajca and Danny Corvini The damage bill from the wettest start to summer in 20 years is expected to run into the billions of dollars.
The Governor of Bangkok has issued a dramatic warning to residents of the Thai capital to prepare for floodwaters to roll deeper into the city from suburban areas already choking under the deluge.