Ben Cubby Artificial lakes will hold millions of litres of contaminated water in the Pilliga district, in north-western NSW.
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 Coalition governments under Barry O’Farrell and Mike Baird have “declared war on the environment” since taking office in 2011, according to nine leading green groups in the...
Tom Arup A tailings dam near the head of the Tambo River in Victoria’s east would be dramatically expanded under plans for a new copper and zinc mine, prompting fears from environmentalists about...
Peter Hannam Sydney basked in its warmest July weather in almost a quarter of a century on Thursday, with the city enjoying conditions more like late-spring rather than mid-winter, meteorologists say.
Peter Hannam The threat of another early fire season in NSW has prompted the Rural Fire Service to bring forward its bushfire danger period for a large part of the state.
The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in...
Mountaineering tourism in Nepal faces a threat from global warming as melting glaciers feed the risk of more deadly disasters such as the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 people last month,...
Megan Gorrey Canberra anglers have been urged to look out for illegal yabby traps which have been spotted in territory tackle shops, and pose a serious threat to native wildlife.
NSW would be lucky to survive Thursday's fires, the worst in more than 10 years, with fewer than 100 homes destroyed. By late today, emergencies warnings had been declared in seven areas.
Bridie Smith A green sea turtle estimated to be at least 90 years old was the surprise guest among holidaymakers gathered at Ninety Mile Beach over New Year's Eve.
Peter Hannam, Lucy Cormack More than 200 marine scientists have called on the O'Farrell government to reinstate a ban on recreational fishing in coastal waters with high conservation values.
In its heyday, the Pastoruri glacier in central Peru, drew daily throngs of tourists packed into dozens of double-decker buses 5,0000 meters high into the Andes to ski, build snowmen and scale its...
It’s the most popular freshwater table fish in the world, with million of tonnes harvested annually for human consumption.
Megan Levy A large python has swallowed a pet dog that was chained up inside its kennel in a backyard in northern NSW.
James Robertson Fire crews are fighting more than 20 out-of-control blazes across NSW, after winds and high temperatures combined to cause havoc across the state.
Nicole Hasham Radical new rules for assessing large mining projects in NSW risk serious damage to Sydney's drinking water supply, the government agency set up to protect water quality has warned.
Staff Reporters Hundreds of homes are feared lost as the worst bushfires in more than a decade swept across the state on Thursday.
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.
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.