Latest environment news
Peter Hannam 8:17 AM Australia’s run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February in data going back to 1910, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Lisa Cox 2:13 PM Activist group GetUp launches video campaign against Adani, the Indian company behind the development of Australia's biggest coal terminal at Abbot Point.
Peter Hannam 12:00 AM Logging in the state forests has cost NSW more than $43 million over the past three years, which would be better spent promoting tourism in the regions, according to the Greens.
Bloomberg News 8:04 AM A documentary investigating the fallout of China's poor air quality drew millions of viewers last weekend, putting a renewed spotlight on pollution as the nation's lawmakers prepare for their annual gathering in Beijing.
7:50 AM Large-scale deforestation could cause monsoon rains to shift south, cutting rainfall in India by nearly a fifth, scientists say.
Peter Hannam Leaked reports show that mining companies have prepared plans for as many as 16 new or expanded coal mines in the NSW Upper Hunter Valley.
Luke Malpass 2:50 PM In an extremely rare sighting, a redback spider has caught, poisoned and killed a small snake.
Darren Gray 1:11 PM Victoria's forests have an unlikely fire warden: the superb lyrebird.
Rachel Feltman 7:39 AM A new genetic analysis of emperor penguins suggests that even the kings of the cold can get too chilly for their own good.
Luke Malpass State Emergency Services have responded to 257 incidents around the Sydney region, including a North Shore house that had a tree fall into its living room.
Rose Powell Plastic bags could soon history as federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt signals he's ready to use the "bully pulpit" of national government to enforce an Australia-wide ban.
Luke Malpass Sydney beachgoers went from sunning themselves in sweltering 37 degree heat to running from a storm which cleared eastern suburbs beaches in a matter of minutes.
Cameron Atfield She spent 14 months lost, presumed dead, wandering war-torn Afghanistan.
Ben Westcott Thunder crashing and the splash of rain have been the hallmarks of a Canberra summer in 2015, as the ACT swelters through another warm and wet start to the year.
A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them - and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.
The Swiss government offer to cut national greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030, with at least 30 per cent of the curbs at home and the rest by investing in carbon-cutting projects abroad.
Peter Hannam It may not have felt like summer but Sydney has had another warmer-than-average season with nights particularly balmy.
Megan Levy Sydneysiders copped a drenching during the Friday morning commute, with more than eight millimetres of rain falling on the city in just 10 minutes.
The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought.
A natural cooling of the Pacific Ocean has contributed to slow global warming in the past decade but the pause is unlikely to last much longer, US scientists said.
Peter Ker Alcoa's Australian joint venture partner says its energy costs rose after the carbon tax was repealed.
Michael Inman Do Canberrans harbour a hatred for possums? The RSPCA ACT wonders in the fallout of Canberra courts failure to convict a man for battering a possum with a pole.
Peter Hannam The Greens would immediately halt clearing of the Leard State Forest – a key battleground for open-cut coal mines – and restore Environment as a standalone department, according the party’s state election platform.
Julian Drape Prince Charles has compared the planet to a sick human and says leaders who delay action on climate change are essentially "testing the disease to the patient's destruction".
James Robertson A NSW upper house inquiry into gas supply has found that the controversial practice of coal seam gas extraction is not the answer to rising gas prices.
James Urton On a summer day in 1885, three Hawaiian princes surfed at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River at Santa Cruz in California on crudely constructed boards made from coastal redwoods, bringing the sport to the North American mainland.
Terrence McCoy Several years ago, in 2009 and 2010, a string of unexplained floods and unusually high tides struck the East Coast. There was no easy explanation. No hurricane. No winter storm. But the waters kept spilling across the shoreline, from North Carolina's Cape Hatteras to Canada.
Lisa Cox The Abbott government's efforts to scale back the renewable energy target (RET) have set the industry back 12 years, a Senate estimates hearing has heard.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday swiftly delivered on his vow to veto a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period.