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US Drought Kills 100 Million Trees
Environment
Monday November 21 2016

US Drought Kills 100 Million Trees

Drought in California has killed more than 102 million trees in a die-off that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans, officials...

From Toilet to Tap: Would You Drink Recycled Water?
Green
Thursday April 21 2016

From Toilet to Tap: Would You Drink Recycled Water?

Let’s face it, we all feel a little bit icky when we think about toilet water generally.

Victoria Paying Price for Ignoring Desal
Environment
Wednesday March 9 2016

Victoria Paying Price for Ignoring Desal

Victoria ignored advice to order desalinated water in 2012 and regional communities are still paying the price, Water Minister Lisa Neville says.

Switch ON the Vic Desal Plant Already!
Environment
Wednesday March 2 2016

Switch ON the Vic Desal Plant Already!

Extremely low rainfall in regional Victoria means the switch could finally be flicked on the state's controversial $6.1 billion Wonthaggi desalination plant.

Victoria Drought Could Final Turn On Desalination Plant
Buildings
Thursday October 8 2015

Victoria Drought Could Final Turn On Desalination Plant

Record low rainfall in regional Victoria means the controversial $6.1 billion Wonthaggi desalination plant might finally be turned on.

Designing the Built Environment for Climate Change
Green
Wednesday September 16 2015

Designing the Built Environment for Climate Change

Climate change is leading to warmer and more extreme weather, including more severe droughts and more powerful storms such as hurricanes and cyclones. This more extreme...

Environment
Sep 6 2018
Morrison Weighs up Drought-proofing Tools

A national water transport network to help farmers is one proposal Prime Minister Scott Morrison will look at to guard against future droughts.

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Environment
Aug 23 2018
Sydney's Desalination Plant being Tested

Work is underway preparing Sydney's desalination plant so it can be switched on if the city's dam levels continue to fall during the NSW drought.

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Environment
Aug 10 2018
NSW Open to Army Support in Tackling Drought

NSW may call on the army to help drought-stricken farmers if the situation gets worse, the premier says.

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Environment
May 1 2018
Victoria Water Threatened by Collapsing Forest

A vital forest in Victoria's central highlands is facing imminent collapse, posing a major threat to Melbourne's water supply, a landmark study says.

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Environment
Apr 10 2018
No End in Sight for Drought-hit NSW

Farmers desperate for Autumn rains to keep alive their cattle, flocks and crops are struggling in the dry heat of a drought which is affecting a...

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