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Peter Hannam covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
Peter Hannam 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.
Peter Hannam Efforts will resume this week to make public documents and comments by a Queensland whistleblower about the controversial approval process involving two giant coal seam gas projects worth almost $50...
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.
Peter Hannam It may not have felt like summer but Sydney has had another warmer-than-average season with nights particularly balmy.
Peter Hannam Australia’s deserts will expand southward and dry periods will lengthen, according to new research on global warming.
Peter Hannam The coal industry in the Hunter Valley is leaving taxpayers with annual health bills running into the hundreds of millions of dollars and further mine expansion should be halted, according to a...
Peter Hannam The southward shift of cyclones under climate change will force planners to demand stronger building standards as far south as Coffs Harbour on the NSW coast, according to Steve Turton, a...
Peter Hannam Forecasters were predicting a category 2-sized storm before tropical Cyclone Marcia suddenly intensified.
Peter Hannam Australia’s northern coasts are being battered by two severe tropical cyclones on Friday, the first time meteorologists have seen twin storms of such intensity making near-simultaneous landfall.
Megan Levy and Peter Hannam Parts of the north-eastern NSW are expected to be lashed by heavy rain and possible flash flooding from a trough associated with Cyclone Marcia, a powerful Category 5 storm that is expected to make...
Peter Hannam The NSW Environment Protection Authority is investigating the cause of a massive fish kill in the Georges River that has resulted in four tonnes of dead fish being hauled from the river.
Peter Hannam Energy giant AGL has announced a “comprehensive review” of its troubled coal seam gas operations, bowing to community and government pressure.
Peter Hannam Worldwide temperatures are showing little sign of easing back from 2014’s record levels with January matching the warmest tallies for the month in 125 years of data.
Peter Hannam AGL’s coal seam gas operations in NSW have suffered a fresh setback with the processer of its waste water declining to take further shipments.
Peter Hannam The Baird government worked "hand in glove" with Rio Tinto to accelerate a key environmental approval for a coal mine expansion in the Hunter Valley, emails obtained under freedom of information laws...
Peter Hannam The threat of major coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef looks to be receding with the onset of stormier weather.
Peter Hannam Australia’s leading science body has reissued its climate change booklet in a bid to improve public understanding of the contentious subject.
Peter Hannam Australia's peak medical research agency has ignored the science of its own findings into the health effects of wind farms.
Peter Hannam Rising sea temperatures have been found by scientists to improve the survival rate of the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish in findings that are likely to stoke fears about the future of the...
Peter Hannam Sydney’s weather looks to be stuck into a sub-tropical funk, prompting some schools to recommend students don cooler clothing.