Ben Cubby Artificial lakes will hold millions of litres of contaminated water in the Pilliga district, in north-western NSW.
Megan Levy A large python has swallowed a pet dog that was chained up inside its kennel in a backyard in northern NSW.
It’s the most popular freshwater table fish in the world, with million of tonnes harvested annually for human consumption.
Staff Reporters Hundreds of homes are feared lost as the worst bushfires in more than a decade swept across the state on Thursday.
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.
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...
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.
Alana Schetzer A whale stranded near Lakes Entrance for more than 24 hours has made moves back into the deep water.
Andrew Darby No teeth. Just a bunch of baleen to filter food. No speed. It's slow enough for an entire ecosystem of barnacles and crabs to live aboard.
In a warming world, the threat of "glacial lake outburst floods" is becoming increasingly urgent.
Caroline Zielinski Heavy rainfall and torrid winds have caused chaos in Victoria's south-west, resulting in the collapse of a major road, the closure of others and flooded homes.
Ten months after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the north-eastern US, coastal communities are shoring up their homes to limit a surge in insurance premiums and the damage from future weather furies.
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.
Mongolia is aiming to turn itself into a regional renewable energy hub as it tries to fight off the pressures of global warming.
Lisa Cox The ACT Greens have announced a multi-million dollar election promise for Canberra's lakes and wetlands.
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.
Richard Gray, London Sir David Attenborough has chosen some lesser-known species for attention.