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Peter Baker and Ellen Barry 8:13 AM US President Barack Obama swept aside past friction with India on Sunday to report progress on climate change and civilian nuclear power cooperation as he sought to transform a fraught relationship marked by suspicion into an enduring partnership linking the world's oldest and largest democracies.
Kirsty Needham State Political Editor Premier Mike Baird has pledged to boost public protection against shark attacks with a trial of cutting edge sonar detecting technology at NSW beaches if the Liberal and Nationals government is re-elected in March.
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Josh Gordon The Victorian Greens will push for the closure of the power station, claiming it is a risk to the community and no longer needed.
Cleo Fraser Researchers able to predict, in some cases almost down to the hour, when a croc was likely to appear.
Joby Warrick For years, scientists have documented the rapid retreat of Arctic ice, from melting glaciers in Greenland to shrinking snow cover in far northern Eurasia. Now researchers have discovered one Arctic ice cap that appears to be literally sliding into the sea.
Rose Powell Gleaming green frogs barely larger than a child's hand are set to be a major winner as the Clyde decommissioned crude oil refinery shrinks.
Eleanor Nurse 1:37 PM About this time every year, the Australian kangaroo meat industry goes into overdrive trying to sell the idea that its product is the "true-blue" meat for Australia Day.
Annie Gowen 8:12 AM In the hilly Singrauli region of northern India, animals feed on ash-covered grass, smoke stings the eyes and burns the throat, and the reservoir is foul with toxins such as mercury and arsenic. Even the breakfast eggs are grey.
Declan Gooch Mike Baird's announcement of a new $100,000 sonar-based shark detection system is just the latest in a long line of ways that Australians have tried to protect themselves from the ocean's most fearsome predator.
Nick Kirkpatrick Along a seashore in Hong Kong yesterday, a vibrant blue glow was seen emanating from the water. Beautiful photographs show the shore glimmering, with the lights of the city sparkling in the background.
Tom Arup The issue of whether wind turbines cause health problems has been raised again.
Nicky Phillips Scientists can predict when and how crocodiles move through river systems at different times of the year, saying this information should be used to educate the public on how to behave around waterways and reduce the risk of attacks.
Kathleen Hunter US Senate Democrats made the opening move in their effort to portray Republicans as out of step with mainstream Americans on the question of whether humans cause climate change.
Jean-Louis Santini Climate change and the danger of nuclear war pose an ever-growing threat to civilization and are bringing the world closer to doomsday, a group of prominent scientists and Nobel laureates said Thursday.
Doyle Rice Citing unchecked climate change and the ongoing threat of nuclear weapons, scientists Thursday moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight.
Peter Hannam The NSW Environment Protection Authority has found AGL and its contractor Transpacific Industries were not in breach of pollution licence conditions despite ignoring demands it avoid discharging water from fracked coal seam gas wells into Hunter Water’s sewage network.
Janene Trickey Mum and dad take turns incubating these eggs by placing them on their feet and rolling their stomachs over them to keep warm.
Richard Ingham More than 100 artists will perform on every continent - including Australia - to raise awareness of climate change.
Peter Hannam Key departments in the Baird government have “been captured in a big coal and gas rush” that has run roughshod over environmental protection measures, according to a former state ecologist.
Tom Decent A two-metre Eastern brown snake, dubbed the largest of its kind in the world, has found a new home at the Australian Reptile Park after being caught in a suburban backyard.
Tom Decent, Amanda Hoh Footage has emerged of a former Australian cricketer being flung off her bike and colliding with a kangaroo in Canberra on Monday afternoon
Lucy Cormack It has up to 47 rows of teeth, grows to lengths of two metres and is mostly found in ocean depths below 400 metres - or in a Taiwanese fish market.
Peter Hannam The flagging Australian solar industry will get a $33.3 million boost as the government's green investment bank combines with a Chinese partner to spur companies to take up more photovoltaic panels.
Aleisha Orr The exact location of 40 Australian sharks will soon be able to be monitored online at any time of the day thanks to technology that will be attached to sharks as part of expeditions being carried out by an American outfit currently in Australia for the first time.
China beat a key energy efficiency target in 2014, cutting its energy intensity by 4.8 per cent from a year earlier, the State Council said on Tuesday, as it tries to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Peter Hannam Australia's peak public health research agency plans to offer funds for further study of the health impacts of wind farms after a year-long review identified knowledge "gaps".
Tom Arup Stopping logging in Victoria's central highland forests would drive tens of millions of dollars into state coffers if the move was included under the Abbott government's emissions reduction fund.
Lisa Cox The Abbott government has been accused of backing away from its international obligations on animal conservation after it declared it would opt out of protecting five shark species.
Elizabeth Douglass The yearly battle over the US budget officially begins on February 2, when the president plans to send his fiscal 2016 funding proposal to Congress, where it will be torn to shreds or ignored entirely.