Saffron Howden FARMERS are warning that the Lake Eyre basin could be the next Murray-Darling fiasco if plans to open its network of creeks and rivers to irrigators go ahead.
Debra Jopson JEREMY MORTON and Ian Shippen are southern NSW irrigation farmers trying to use the water market to sell out and get off the drip.
Tim Barlass They were billed as ''black diamonds'' and an opportunity to get rich quick but it has now emerged that parts of the truffle industry in Australia are in dire straits, with some growers abandoning...
Saffron Howden The health of the Mithaka people fluctuates with the ebb and flow of the rivers through their arid outback country.
Darren Gray THE evening light brings out the best in Scott Anderson's corn crop. The softer sunshine gives it a golden tinge, the abundant leaves look healthy and green, and when the breeze picks up they create...
The long US drought has brought storms reminiscent of the 1930s Dust Bowl, with climate change partly to blame, experts say.
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.
Tom Arup State governments could get tens of millions of dollars extra from Canberra to cover costs.
Surplus rainwater should be stored underground instead of in dams to prepare for drought, a scientific study says.
The majority of Americans polled support re-using water to help protect the environment and stem scarcity issues forecast for 36 US states next year, according to a General Electric consumer survey.
If Oracle billionaire CEO Larry Ellison has his way, the Hawaiian island of Lanai will be transformed into a model for environmentally sustainable enterprise, a prospect that has excited some...
Joe Waldman is saying goodbye to corn after yet another hot and dry summer convinced the Kansas farmer that rainfall won’t be there when he needs it anymore.
More science is needed to understand the impact of returning water to the Murray-Darling Basin to bring it back to health, a new report says.
Vince Chadwick and Adam Morton Farming and green groups express concern about the 'dirty, muddy, yellow' state of a Victorian river after an open-cut coalmine was given emergency approval to dump floodwater into it.
David Wroe NSW has warned there are still major hurdles to be overcome before an agreement can be reached to save the ailing Murray-Darling river system, as the clock ticks down on finalising a deal this year.
David Wroe THE Water Minister, Tony Burke, has vowed to press ahead with a plan to rescue the ailing Murray-Darling river system this year, even if it means brushing aside states that refuse to sign up.
David Wroe Water Minister Tony Burke has vowed to press ahead with a plan to rescue the ailing Murray-Darling river system this year, even if it means brushing aside states that refuse to sign up.
David Wroe in Canberra House prices have fallen in key towns in the Murray-Darling Basin, new figures show, sparking claims by critics that the government's controversial draft plan to restore health to the river system is...
David Wroe Floodplain graziers are offering the government a Christmas present in the form of a legal right to flood their properties, a gesture that could help solve the intractable dispute over the...
Nicole Hasham WATERBIRDS are breeding, larvae are hatching and red river gums are flowering for the first time in years as the once-feeble Murray-Darling river system soaks up a third annual flood.