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.
Surplus rainwater should be stored underground instead of in dams to prepare for drought, a scientific study says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ellen Lutton Torrential rain and wild weather are hampering the search for a 39-year-old deckhand who was washed overboard from a boat off the Gold Coast on Friday morning.
Tom Arup The key scientific centre studying the environmental health of the Murray-Darling is preparing to cut staff and research in the wake of state government budget cuts to the authority overseeing the...
Ben Cubby, Tom Arup The future of environmental flows into the Snowy River are in doubt after the NSW government released a plan to replace its independent scientific committee with an industry-funded advisory group.
Peter Hannam, Ben Cubby RAISING the Warragamba Dam wall by 23 metres will cost up to $800 million, it has been claimed, with experts divided over its value for reducing flooding.
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.
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.
Ben Cubby, Samantha-Jo Harris A NEW coalmine approved by the NSW government could cause ''significant cracking'' in the bedrock underneath Sydney's drinking water catchment, the Sydney Catchment Authority said.
Staff reporters Authorities have found a man previously feared to have been in a car which was swept off the road by flooding in central Queensland.
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...
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...
Rain is spreading across such a large area of eastern Australia that it is likely to drench the Murray-Darling Basin with its biggest falls since March.
Lisa Cox Canberra has little to fear from a return to drought conditions, according to the ACT's water utility.
A coal seam gas operator denies claims contaminated water has leaked from a dam at a project in north-west NSW, killing trees.