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India’s monumental water crisis should be a warning to us all

India’s monumental water crisis should be a warning to us all

The arrival of monsoon season may not be enough to save India from the grip of a devastating water crisis. At what point does national crisis evolve to global catastrophe?

The Bradfield Scheme is supposed to alleviate drought. So why has it been rejected so many times?

The Bradfield Scheme is supposed to alleviate drought. So why has it been rejected so many times?

This is not the first time that Bradfield's complex hydraulic plan has been drawn into the political debate; that the scheme could ensure water security is a myth that refuses to die.

Make no mistake, Adani means death

Make no mistake, Adani means death

Those championing the Adani Carmichael mine and similar projects are pushing a new sort of nihilism — asking us to take one more step into our collective graves, with the promise of some small reward along the way.

Nine papers to cease political polling

Nine papers to cease political polling

Good morning, early birds. Nine's flagship papers The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have announced they will no longer publish Ipsos polls following Labor's shock election loss, and Anthony Albanese looks set to clinch the ALP leadership. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Labor to target emergency room waiting times

Labor to target emergency room waiting times

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten pledges $500 million to reduce emergency room waiting times, and the results of a secret inquiry into workplace bullying claims in Ken Wyatt’s office have been leaked. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods

Will building the Bradfield Scheme to redirect water reduce the effects of drought?

Will building the Bradfield Scheme to redirect water reduce the effects of drought?

Barnaby Joyce says this 1930s plan will reduce the effects of drought. Is he right?

Fire and floods: the impacts of climate change in 2018

Fire and floods: the impacts of climate change in 2018

2018 was a year of extreme weather events world-wide — and as the fourth hottest year on record how does climate change fit into the picture?

Can we attribute a specific drought to climate change?

Can we attribute a specific drought to climate change?

The science behind attribution has become increasingly sophisticated over the past decade and, with increasingly stark data, relatively clear cut.

What drought? The relief fund that’s overflowing with farmers’ cash

What drought? The relief fund that’s overflowing with farmers’ cash

While NSW and Queensland are apparently gripped by drought, farmers are pouring billions into a taxpayer-funded drought resilience scheme.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Who will take the top job at Australia Council? Plus, no prizes for guessing who Bari Weiss is taking out for drinks when she gets to Australia.