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.
Staff reporters More severe weather is expected to plague Sydney on Tuesday afternoon. Follow our live coverage for the latest forecasts, warnings and transport information throughout the day.
Andrew Darby The skeleton hand of ocean acidification has been found at work near one of Australia's most exotic tropical destinations, Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
Peter Cosier, John Williams, Lesley Hughes Maintenance of native vegetation and the habitat it provides is the cornerstone of all our strategies to manage land, water and biodiversity.
Peter Hannam The NSW government on Wednesday will proudly unveil the restored Farm Cove Sea Wall protecting the Royal Botanic Gardens from harbour tempests.
Judith Friedlander Governments are backtracking on a network of marine reserves which scientists believe are crucial to preserving ocean biodiversity.
Peter Hannam The world is headed “down a dangerous path” with disruption of the food system possible within a decade as climate change undermines the ability of nations to feed themselves, according...
Rich nations have moral duty to help island nations as climate change shifts weather patterns, says World Bank envoy
Peter Hannam Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing ''extreme effects'' from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a ''moral responsibility'' to help...
Peter Hannam Fuel-reduction burning in catchment areas has less impact on water quantity and quality than previously thought and should be given a greater priority to limit the effect of major bushfires, says new...
Peter Hannam Beaches along much of the NSW coast are copping a hammering from gale force winds generated by a deep low pressure system over the Tasman.
Lisa Visentin and Peter Hannam The strongest winds in three months lashed Sydney on Wednesday, with gusts as strong as 93km/h recorded in some coastal areas.
Peter Hannam Vanuatu’s weather patterns are changing as the planet warms up, undermining the island nation’s ability to feed itself, according to Shirley Laban, Oxfam’s climate change manager...
Konrad Marshall When the delirious woots and whistles finally died down, former US vice-president and now climate change rock star Al Gore stood with remote in hand, slideshow at the ready.
Peter Hannam The electricity market is in for a shake-up.
Peter Hannam Sea turtles are likely to be beneficiaries of a warming climate as hotter incubation conditions trigger a rising share of female hatchlings that could lift natural rates of population growth, new...
Forest fires and global warming caused an extreme melt of Greenland's ice in 2012, according to a study on Monday that said such thaws may happen almost yearly by 2100, threatening the survival of...
Climate change and sea level rise are threatening historic US landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to NASA's coastal rocket launch sites, and the nation needs to prepare, scientists say.
Peter Hannam Two of the biggest environment issues – climate change and coal seam gas – are all but ignored in this year's state budget with neither terms appearing in the 511-page budget estimates 2014-15 tome.
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.