Extreme weather

Article image
‘When will the rain stop?’: Australia’s most searched words on Google in 2022
Australians searched for ‘floods’ and ‘La Niña’ more than any other country in the world

Josh Taylor

06, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

Article image
Temperatures forecast to reach mid-40s as heatwave hits northern Australia
North of Western Australia, NT and Queensland to swelter in up to 47C as ‘monsoon break’ allows build-up of intensely hot air mass

Donna Lu

06, Dec, 2022 @4:35 AM

Article image
Locals call for rebuilding of bridges around flooded NSW town of Moulamein
Murray River Council removed dozens of bridges on floodplain over last 30 years, but locals say recent flooding shows they are needed

Fleur Connick

02, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

Article image
Lack of investment could leave 600,000 English properties at risk of flooding
Number of homes at high risk likely to almost double by 2055, warns report by infrastructure commission

Helena Horton Environment reporter

29, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

Article image
Anger grows as illegal construction partly blamed for landslide deaths on Italian island
Seven confirmed dead and search continues for people missing after Saturday’s disaster on Ischia

Angela Giuffrida in Ischia

27, Nov, 2022 @9:10 PM

Article image
Potholes, warped rail lines and washed-away roads: flood-hit regions face infrastructure crisis
Even with the deployment of extra staff and machinery, repairs are likely to take ‘many months’ – and cost billions

Christopher Knaus

27, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

Article image
Disaster fatigue: how nine floods in six months have taken a toll on a NSW farming community
Demand for mental health services has risen in the northern NSW town of Gunnedah

Tom Plevey

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

Article image
A woman dies and 10 people missing after landslide on Italian island of Ischia
Island near Naples was engulfed by heavy rain, causing a landslide that flooded homes and swept away cars

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

26, Nov, 2022 @5:08 PM

Article image
Gordon Brown says China must pay into climate fund for poor countries
Former prime minister says US and Europe will pay biggest share of loss and damage fund, but China must too

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

26, Nov, 2022 @4:41 PM

Article image
The Australian suburbs where more than half of properties will be uninsurable by 2030
‘We’re now seeing that the system is not able to cope with climate change,’ insurance analyst says

Natasha May and Christopher Knaus

25, Nov, 2022 @11:46 PM

Article image
Over 20,000 died in western Europe’s summer heatwaves, figures show
This summer’s temperatures would have been virtually impossible without climate crisis, scientists say

Sandra Laville

24, Nov, 2022 @11:12 AM

Article image
Flood could cut off NSW town of Moulamein ‘through December’, authorities say
About 85% of the town’s 484 residents chose to stay despite being told to evacuate, with roads out expected to be closed for several weeks

Fleur Connick

23, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

1 / 87 pages