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.
Michael Green Starfish, cyclones, chemicals. If things continue the way they are, the Great Barrier Reef won't be great for much longer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Sean Nicholls, Peter Hannam Environmental laws that determine how farmers can clear their land of native vegetation will be overhauled by the state government, an announcement that has alarmed conservation groups.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for a $US20b system of flood barriers to protect low-lying areas from storms almost eight months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region.
Green groups say they are horrified Clive Palmer's $6.4 billion coal mine and rail project has been approved in western Queensland.
Hamish Boland-Rudder, Fleta Page There’s a cold breeze blowing from the south, snow dusting the Brindabellas, and the first frost expected within days – and it’s not even Anzac Day yet in Canberra.
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.
Marissa Calligeros The big wet is far from over, with central Queensland bracing for more flooding and the state’s north on cyclone watch.
Peter Hannam The wet and wild weather that caused flooding in much of eastern NSW is likely to continue for much of this week.