Sarah Whyte is a political reporter in the Canberra bureau, covering immigration, customs and the High Court. Previously Sarah was the consumer affairs reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Sarah Whyte Heatwaves and sweltering temperatures contributed to another record-breaking ''angry summer'' and summers are likely to get angrier, according to a damning Climate Council report.
Sarah Whyte and Amanda Hoh The sun made a brief appearance this week, but Sydneysiders should now prepare for thunderstorms and possible hail.
Nicole Hasham, Amanda Hoh, Sarah Whyte Wild weather and drenching rain lashed the state on Monday, while a tornado' ripped through Hornsby, damaging buildings and injuring at least eight people, and freak waterspouts were spotted off the...
Sarah Whyte and Lucy Carroll Sydney's weather has broken another record.
Sarah Whyte, Kim Arlington After the devastating NSW bushfires, questions have been raised about whether Australia should buy its own air-crane water bombing helicopters.
Nick Ralston, Sarah Whyte and Peter Hannam The volatile nature of the bushfires still burning across NSW was again underlined on Thursday night, with two massive fires raging uncontained on the western side of the Blue Mountains flaring again...
David Wroe, Sarah Whyte An army training exercise caused a massive fire in the Blue Mountains that ripped through more than 47,000 hectares of bushland last week, a Rural Fire Service investigation has found.
Nick Ralston and Sarah Whyte and Peter Hannam A high-risk gamble by firefighters has paid off, with NSW escaping from one of its most threatening bushfire days on record mostly unscathed.
Jacob Saulwick, Sarah Whyte ''We walk the black edge.'' Paul Downie is explaining how to fight fires without water. You do it with chainsaws, with rake hoes, and by take long slogging walks through charred-forests, breaking up...
Leesha McKenny and Sarah Whyte "If you see them in a bushfire, they go off like a bomb," said Clint Smart of an unlikely weapon that found its way into firefighters’ arsenal in the Blue Mountains on Tuesday.
Leesha McKenny, Amanda Hoh, Sarah Whyte Rural Fire Service volunteer firefighters in the Blue Mountains town of Bilpin have criticised ''alarmist'' community alerts sent by its Lidcombe headquarters, which they say have been based on...
NSW bushfires: Blazes continue to rage as hot dry conditions intensify and two boys charged with starting a massive bushfire
Nick Ralston, Sarah Whyte, Peter Hannam It had hoped to be a day of relative quiet before another looming firestorm but hot dry conditions saw three emergency warnings issued for major blazes across NSW and two boys charged with starting a...
Sarah Whyte The cool southerly change has been a welcome relief for hundreds of firefighters trying to contain raging fires in the state’s north on Sunday night.
Sarah Whyte A split has emerged at Keep Australia Beautiful on whether to support the cash-for-cans recycling proposal, despite its national organisation lobbying against it with Coca-Cola.
Sarah Whyte All eggs from caged hens will be removed from the shelves of Woolworths over five years as the supermarket responds to growing consumer demand to address animal welfare, the supermarket chain will...
Sarah Whyte Rolling hills. Dappled sunlight. Lush green pastures. Two chickens.
Sarah Whyte Keep Australia Beautiful, one of Australia's most trusted environment groups, is lobbying governments to oppose a bottle and can recycling scheme, while being funded by Coca-Cola.
Sarah Whyte Conditions this winter have suited beach lovers more than snowboarders - until now.
Sarah Whyte There have been nearly 1000 calls for help and 11 rescues in the past 24 hours as the NSW mid-north coast has been hit by heavy rain and flash flooding.
Sarah Whyte Emergency tugs have been sent to rescue a cargo ship that has broken down on the Great Barrier Reef after its engine lost power yesterday.