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".
One sunny afternoon last September, more than 250 handpicked members of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, or CSIRO, gathered in a grandstand of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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.
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.
Expect more precipitation on the mountaintops - but will it be the right stuff?
Ray Leuning 1948-2016
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.
There's an elephant at a zoo outside Seoul that speaks Korean.
It's been an unseasonably warm autumn, but it can't last forever.
The French government has thrown fresh doubt over the future of the Hazelwood brown coal power station, signalling the owner will close or sell the greenhouse-intensive Victorian plant.
Not all sharks share the sinister aggression of the great white that terrorised beachgoers in the 1970s classic Jaws.
A swarm of 20,000 bees has targeted a woman's car for 24 hours, possibly in pursuit of a queen bee trapped inside.
Sheep are feared to have gone on a "psychotic rampage" after eating cannabis plants dumped in a Welsh village.
"If we carry on as we are with poor water quality, we are stuffed with a capital S."
As the lionesses lick rain water from the transparent side of an open tent, a camper films from within.
For the first time this year the mercury has dipped below zero in Canberra.
It's Big Wednesday in Sydney, where large and powerful waves are pounding the coastline and giving surfers a reason to grin.
Tell-tale devil droppings have blown the cover of a secretive population of Tasmanian devils living in a remote corner of the apple isle.
"Most of us think something has to be done. The question is the scale of that response.''
While most marine species are under increased pressure, the squid, octopus and cuttlefish have been doing very well.
It would release 5 trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide - and effectively ''cook the planet''.
Time to dig out the electric blanket.
A deliberately lit fire had the potential to burn up to 30,000 bats alive in Cessnock as anger among residents reaches breaking point.
Was this Canberra's final hurrah before winter sets in?
It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia,but logging is to begin within days.
Tired of the seemingly endless bushfire haze over the city? Better get used to it.
Air pollution was higher in Sydney's north-western suburb of Prospect on Friday morning than it was in Beijing at the same time.
The largest exporter of coal burned for power told to reveal risks to its business from greenhouse gas regulation.
One of Australia's oldest and most prestigious private schools has been accused of encouraging animal cruelty after "distressing" video footage showed the school's top rugby teams tackling and flipping sheep at a farm during a training exercise.
CSIRO to be major beneficiary, reversing Abbott Government cuts and saving hundreds of jobs.
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.
The daughter of retired MP Philip Ruddock has won a prized role in NSW Planning.