Jonathan Swan Andrew Jones has watched the ocean swallow his beach. During the past 18 months, from the porch of the Taree Old Bar Surf Club, he has seen about ''60 to 70 metres of beach frontage'' disappear.
Brian Robins The state's coastal erosion legislation continues to cause controversy even before it returns to Parliament this week, as criticism mounts that local councils are being given too much control.
Damien Murphy, Amanda Hoh Every surfer who pulled up at a beach to check the waves has known the universal disappointment that goes with being told ''you should have been here yesterday''.
Peter Hannam The Great Barrier Reef will be irreversibly damaged by climate change in just 16 years, according to leading reef researcher Ove Hoegh-Guldberg.
Darren Gray Hunters will be authorised to shoot and kill up to 220 deer at three parks near Melbourne under a culling program to be managed by Parks Victoria.
Anna Patty Marine conservationist Attila Kaszo fears for the survival of some fish species if the state government pushes ahead this week with a decision to lift a ban on recreational fishing in protected...
Nicole Hasham, Peter Hannam Bondi beach will shrink to a thin ribbon of sand and extreme storm surges would reach the top of its concrete sea wall, research commissioned by the local council shows.
Bridie Smith The fossilised skeleton of a giant marsupial the size of a small car has been found near Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.
Andrew Darby Turns out it's the little things we need to worry about in climate change. When they are in trouble a great polar ecosystem might also be having problems.
Andrew Darby Turns out it's the little things we need to worry about in climate change.
Tony Moore Moreton Bay's waterways will die within 20 years if more isn't done to protect the health of the bay, a leading Australian water scientist has warned.
Global warming is causing a silent storm in the oceans by acidifying waters at a record rate, threatening marine life from coral reefs to fish stocks, an international study showed.
Envoys from 190 nations are close to agreeing upon the first building blocks for the next treaty aimed at fighting global warming, sketching the way to worldwide cuts in fossil-fuel emissions.
Michael Green Starfish, cyclones, chemicals. If things continue the way they are, the Great Barrier Reef won't be great for much longer.
Ancient farming practices, such as raising fish in rice paddies in China or indigenous Australian fire controls, will get a new lease of life under plans to slow extinctions of animals and plants,...
Heath Aston Environment groups are threatening to mobilise more than 2 million people if the Rudd government gives in to business demands to slash green tape and hand all development approval powers back to the...
Andrew Darby The accelerating melt of permafrost, a startling feature of the Arctic under climate change, has been pinpointed for the first time in Antarctica.
Green groups say they are horrified Clive Palmer's $6.4 billion coal mine and rail project has been approved in western Queensland.
Ben Cubby Ports will need to be fortified against the effects of climate change, including higher sea levels, storm surges and more erosion, according to the most detailed study of the problem yet undertaken.
Traditional owners wary of plans by the Queensland government to open Cape York to more farming.