Surplus rainwater should be stored underground instead of in dams to prepare for drought, a scientific study says.
Chinese environmental groups warn that government plans for a slew of hydroelectric dams on the pristine Salween river could jeopardise biodiverse ecosystems and indigenous cultures.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is reportedly considering building up to 100 dams across the country as part of a plan to prevent floods, fuel power stations and irrigate food bowls.
Richard Gray, London Freshwater fish are the most endangered group of animals on the planet, with more than a third facing extinction, according to a report British scientists are preparing.
The heavy rain that drenched Sydney last week may have caused havoc for some, but it delivered a healthy boost to the dams.
Years of anxiously watching dam levels fall are over for Melburnians, with water storages back up to two-thirds full.
Courtney Trenwith Perth's drinking water supplies from dams will run out by the end of next summer even with decent rainfall, according to predictions by the Centre for Water Research.
Natalie Bochenski A farmer who bared his bottom to celebrate much-needed rain says being blocked on Facebook will not stop his nude salutes to the sky.
Ben Westcott Canberra’s emergency services were out in force on Thursday, cleaning up after one of the ACT’s most severe thunderstorms in years.
Ben Westcott Canberra is a long way off water restrictions even though last week's heatwave and a dry start to the year have the bush capital's gardeners reaching for their hoses.
As John Kerry's boat winds its way along the turbid waters of the Cai Nuoc river in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, the US Secretary of State is taken back to the time he spent here as a commander of an...
Nicole Hasham Radical new rules for assessing large mining projects in NSW risk serious damage to Sydney's drinking water supply, the government agency set up to protect water quality has warned.
Lucy Carroll Sydney has recorded its highest three-day rainfall for November in six years, helping to extinguish bushfires at Kemps Creek and Austral in the city's west.
In a warming world, the threat of "glacial lake outburst floods" is becoming increasingly urgent.
Bridie Smith Deformed insects, some with fused teeth, have been linked to poisonous pesticides used in Victoria.
Tom Arup Major floods will occur more frequently in many parts of the world, including Australia, as the planet warms due to climate change, exposing millions more people to the threat, scientific modelling...
A doubling of Australia's population in coming decades combined with the crippling effects of future droughts means there will not be enough drinking water by the middle of this century if...
John Kemp The concept of a "super-grid" capable of moving huge amounts of electricity over long distances is popular with environmentalists and governments keen to promote the integration of more renewables...
Deborah Gough As Victoria endures one of its hottest November days, authorities are warning beachgoers to avoid going near an algal bloom off the Surf Coast at Torquay.
Global warming, linked to near-record low water levels on the Mississippi River this year as well as last year's severe floods along the Missouri River, is making life on America's major river system.