Latest environment news
Peter Hannam 5:37 PM The collapse of a wall of coal waste at the Clarence Colliery into part of the Wollangambe River is expected to take "many weeks" to clean up, the NSW Environment Protection Agency said.
Peter Hannam 5:13 PM The packaging industry is considering cutting its recycling target after an internal review found imports of plastics were far higher than thought, leaving waste reuse falling further shy of targets.
Peter Hannam 2:58 PM Australia's drought-hit regions are expanding in the lower Murray-Darling Basin as key climate influences in the Indian and Pacific oceans tilt towards drier conditions.
Anne Davies 1:03 AM What price the habitat of the endangered Blue Mountains skink, the giant dragonfly, rare swamp plants and an increase in salinity in rivers that feed Sydney's water drinking supply?
Megan Levy 8:33 PM Incredible footage has emerged of a group of sharks feeding on the carcass of a sperm whale off the coast of Coffs Harbour.
Anne Davies 12:00 AM An environmental consultant says he was sacked by a coal company after he warned that longwall mining was harming endangered swamps near Lithgow.
Megan Gorrey 4:57 PM Canberrans who shivered through one of the chilliest mornings of the year have been warned the freezing temperatures are set to continue this weekend.
10:15 AM Construction officially started today on the first wind farm to supply power to the ACT.
Megan Levy 10:07 AM A surfer has been knocked off his board by a shark at Lennox Head on Friday morning, just kilometres from the beach where a bodyboarder was mauled by a suspected great white the previous day, according to reports.
10:01 AM Australia's production of omega-3 health supplements is having a devastating impact on krill stocks in Antarctic waters, a marine conservation group says.
Michael McGowan Lucky is the sole survivor of a brutal attack, during which Nathan Thompson bludgeoned her nine siblings to death. Finally, she's had some good luck.
Peter Hannam A spill of coal waste and water has affected the Wollangambe River.
A dolphin leaped into a boat in the United States, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.
Tom Arup Victorian households with rooftop solar could get as little as five cents a kilowatt-hour for the power they pump back into the grid next year, under a proposed decision by the state's Essential Services Commission.
Sarah Knapton and Victoria Ward Britain experienced its hottest July day for 160 years on Wednesday as temperatures hit 36.7 degrees, surpassing even Mumbai in India.
Scott Hannaford Increasing temperatures are turning the world's male lizards into a pack of girls - literally.
Peter Hannam The status of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided being downgraded by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee but the future of the ecological treasure remains uncertain.
Tom Arup The Andrews government is facing a compensation bill of up to $1 million after negotiations to wind back a resort development in the Point Nepean National Park fell over, killing the project.
Bridie Smith A study looking at the feeding behaviour of Australian fur seals in Bass Strait has found the animals benefit from the shipwrecks, pipelines and cables in their underwater world.
Amina Khan Move over, parrots. There's another bird with some impressive "language" skills: the chestnut-crowned babbler, that lives in the Australian outback.
Peter Hannam The Baird government has extended its plan to buy back exploration licences for coal seam gas, prompting calls for AGL to ditch its permit for the Sydney region.
Tom Arup After a few false dawns China has submitted its plans for tackling climate change from 2020 to the United Nations climate negotiations. What does it mean?
Alex Nussbaum The push for a global deal on climate change picks up speed from Latin America to Asia, with the world's biggest greenhouse-gas emitter and the steward of its largest rainforest pledging new measures to curb warming.
Philip Wen China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, has submitted a new carbon intensity reduction target to the United Nations while reaffirming its goal to curb carbon emissions by 2030, or 'even earlier'.
Christopher Knaus Thirteen of 147 animals and birds removed from an overcrowded site in Banks have had to be euthanised.