Environment

Environment

Damselfish in a degraded habitat in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Australia cut from UN climate report

The Turnbull government intervened to excise references to Australia in a United Nations report on the risk of climate change to sites including the Great Barrier Reef in a move dubbed by one of the report's reviewer as "disgusting".

Sydney and much of Australia caught in a hot spell

Sydney's skyline after another above-average day for temperatures earlier this month.

May and autumn will come close to being a record warm ones for Sydney, the state and the rest of Australia as the giant El Nino added a hot overlay to temperatures that are rising in the background here and in most parts of the world.

Hunt 'not aware' of political ties

Steamy issue: how to cut Australia's carbon emissions.

The lead author of a consultants' report hailed by Environment Minister Greg Hunt as supporting the government's climate policies is a current member of the Liberal Party and a former candidate for the federal seat of Sydney.

El Nino officially comes to end

The El  Nino near its height at the end of 2015, with unusually warm surface temperatures in the central and eastern ...

After a year of driving global temperatures to unprecedented warmth, the giant El Nino weather event in the Pacific is officially over, raising hopes that drought-hit regions may be in for some relief in Australia and elsewhere.

Composing the weather

Caroline Rothwell has used her daughter as a model for several sculptural works.

Artist will create a six-metre high sculpture shaped like a pinwheel, which will act as a wind turbine, for the Museum of Contemporary Art's sculpture terrace.