A six-month trial of surf nets on the state's north coast is coming to an end – with mixed results.
Peter Hannam is Environment Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. He covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
Westpac's decision to effectively rule out lending to the proposed giant Adani coal mine in Queensland has drawn praise from environmentalists but derision from the government and industry.
A cold snap is likely to give way to a milder few months ahead.
Rising energy prices drive a huge surge of consumers and businesses installing solar panels.
Autumn is likely to feel a lot like winter over the coming days - particularly in the evenings and early mornings.
A Sydney housing estate is streets ahead when it comes to energy efficiency.
Unprecedented back-to-back annual coral bleaching events have affected two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef, with this year's event already leading to mortality of half the corals in some key tourist tracts, scientists say.
Australia's military is waking up to the prospect that more of its troops will be devoted more often to disaster relief.
The scale of water demand from Adani's giant coal mine in Queensland appears to be larger than expected, with the company seeking approval for a large additional flood-harvesting dam.
The proposed Adani coal mine has been granted unlimited access to groundwater in a move farmers fear will allow it to drain huge amounts of water from the Great Artesian Basin.