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Australia, Your Country Is Burning – Dangerous Climate Change Is Here With You Now

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The continent of Australia is figuratively – and in some sense literally – on fire.

HotSpots H2O: Bushfires Raze Parts of Eastern Australia as Government Quarrels over Climate Change

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Devastating wildfires are sweeping across large swathes of Australia’s drought-stricken eastern coast, heralding what is likely to be a long and unforgiving bushfire season. 

In Australia, Echoes of Past, Glimpses of Future As Country Braces for Hot, Dry Summer

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A record-breaking drought is pushing rural communities in New South Wales and Queensland to the breaking point.

Algae Overtake Australia's Murray River

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Bloom of blue-green algae covers hundreds of kilometers of water in New South Wales and Victoria.

Australia Coal Mines Prompt Concerns about Groundwater and Climate

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Mining Queensland’s ample coal seams will require a lot of…

Water Buyback Limit Proposed for Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin

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Legislation would redirect the flow of money for water-saving projects.

Australia Disbands National Water Commission

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The water advisory group is a casualty of sharp cuts to the Commonwealth’s…

Australian State Considers Selling Its Biggest Water Assets, Built During Drought Panic

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Queensland’s rush to build desalination and recycled water…

‘Transformational’ Water Reforms, Though Wrenching, Helped Australia Endure Historic Drought, Experts Say

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California, in the third year of its worst drought ever, faces challenges similar to those of Australia. A panel of water policy experts and Circle of Blue journalists questioned whether the nation’s most populous state has the resolve to enact similar reforms.

Report: Australia’s Groundwater Is Worth Billions

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A new study finds that Australia’s groundwater contributes more to GDP than some industries.