Ben Cubby Artificial lakes will hold millions of litres of contaminated water in the Pilliga district, in north-western NSW.
Mongolia is aiming to turn itself into a regional renewable energy hub as it tries to fight off the pressures of global warming.
Nicole Hasham The state government is refusing to seek federal approval for a controversial fish farm proposal off the mid-north coast, despite fears it will affect threatened sharks.
Tom Arup Famed Piccaninnie Ponds will become the latest Australian site to receive protection under the world's wetlands treaty.
Lara Pearce SHARLENE PENNEY has travelled from Blacktown to Myall Lakes National Park camping ground with her husband and two boys for the past three years, but she is thinking twice about her holiday plans for...
Andrew Darby, Nick Ralston AT LEAST 80 homes have been lost and one man is feared killed by a bushfire that swept down onto the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, less than 60 kilometres from Hobart, in catastrophic conditions.
Ben Cubby THE world is on the cusp of a "tipping point" into dangerous climate change, according to new data gathered by scientists measuring methane leaking from the Arctic permafrost and a report presented...
British scientists plan to start drilling in Antarctica today in their quest to discover whether life exists in a lake that’s been isolated for hundreds of thousands of years 3 kilometers below the...
Militant conservationist Paul Watson, who is wanted by Interpol, has confirmed he is back onboard a Sea Shepherd vessel and ready to confront Japanese whalers.
Deborah Gough As Victoria endures one of its hottest November days, authorities are warning beachgoers to avoid going near an algal bloom off the Surf Coast at Torquay.
Richard Gray, London Sir David Attenborough has chosen some lesser-known species for attention.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the compulsory evacuation of 375,000 people in low-lying areas threatened by Hurricane Sandy.
Paul McGeough THIS one is bigger than Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm, more complex than the notion that the flapping of a butterfly's wings in the Amazon might cause a storm in New York's Central Park.
Paul McGeough As the northeast corner of the US shook itself out of a hurricane-induced daze today, there was a sense that Sandy's catastrophic winds might have wrought much more damage – but that the...
Cameron Atfield Millions of people in America's north-east are bracing themselves for what's predicted to be a devastating landfall by Hurricane Sandy.
The Netherlands, almost a fifth of which is covered by lakes, rivers and dikes, may be unable to use surface waters as a source for drinking water by 2050 due to the changing climate and contaminants.
Vince Chadwick and Adam Morton Farming and green groups express concern about the 'dirty, muddy, yellow' state of a Victorian river after an open-cut coalmine was given emergency approval to dump floodwater into it.
Lisa Cox The ACT Greens have announced a multi-million dollar election promise for Canberra's lakes and wetlands.
Michael Duffy It's been suggested that passionate environmentalism is a bit like religion. It has its own sense of original sin, the belief that the New World was once a pristine and stable wilderness that was...
Heath Aston It is a migration that would make David Attenborough's jaw drop - and it all begins in a murky pond in the heart of Sydney.