Heavy rainfall boosts bird breeding across Lachlan River but drought ‘only one failed rain event away’

Heavy rainfall boosts bird breeding across Lachlan River but drought ‘only one failed rain event away’

Heavy rains across Australia’s east coast are reinvigorating wetland bird species, but conservationists have warned the next drought is just around the corner. Key points: Record wetland bird breeding events have been recorded across NSW’s central west Government agencies say preparations for the next drought have begun to improve water security Researchers say the Lachlan … Read more

Heat, hurricanes and climate change spell a summer of disaster

Heat, hurricanes and climate change spell a summer of disaster

The US is in store for another summer of extreme heat, hurricanes, droughts and wildfires — threats that are all escalating because of climate change. The big picture: Parts of the Arctic are already burning. So are parts of New Mexico. After two years of especially devastating summer disasters, experts say the potential for catastrophe … Read more