Sarah Whyte, Kim Arlington After the devastating NSW bushfires, questions have been raised about whether Australia should buy its own air-crane water bombing helicopters.
David Wroe, Sarah Whyte An army training exercise caused a massive fire in the Blue Mountains that ripped through more than 47,000 hectares of bushland last week, a Rural Fire Service investigation has found.
Nick Ralston, Emma Partridge Weather worse than the extremes already predicted, combined with large bushfires burning out of control, and the real potential for others to spark up, have prompted a very grim warning.
Peter Hannam Tens of thousands of homes in the Blue Mountains would be difficult to defend in extreme fire weather conditions because of close proximity to the bush, according to research commissioned for the NSW...
Megan Levy Rain that fell overnight on four major bushfires burning in the Blue Mountains and the southern highlands actually hampered firefighting efforts, authorities said, as strengthening winds had already...
A photographic history of snowfall on the opening weekend of the ski season at the Perisher Blue Resort over the last 5 years as captured by the Fairfax Media photographers.
Stephanie Gardiner Sydneysiders have woken up to a grey haze and a strong smell of smoke, caused by a burn off in the Blue Mountains.
Severe thunderstorms slammed the southern ranges of NSW and the ACT this afternoon, with torrential downpours and tornadic activity.
Lisa Cox and Paris Cowan MORE than 22,000 tonnes of waste have been transferred to Brisbane's Rochedale Landfill since Friday, the beginning of a clean-up that waste management companies predict will take months.
Police are investigating if arson is to blame for a bushfire that is burning in the Blue Mountains for a second day.
Nick Ralston A drop in temperature is expected to help fire crews who were last night fighting a bushfire in the Blue Mountains that had forced the evacuation of homes and a high school.
More than 100 firefighters and a water-bombing helicopter were battling a blaze in the Blue Mountains last night that forced the evacuation of homes and a school.
Stephanie Gardiner Firefighters are battling several bushfires in the Blue Mountains, with strong winds making the blazes difficult to contain.
The Rural Fire Service (RFS) was alerted to the blaze at Megalong Valley about midday on Saturday.
Josephine Tovey The ceiling of a building has collapsed and a major road has been closed after a severe hailstorm swept through the town of Lithgow late this afternoon, west of the Blue Mountains.
Peter Hannam People's readiness to stay and defend their homes was critical to which houses were saved and which were destroyed in last month's bushfires.
Tom McIlroy Canberra's wet weather is set to continue for the rest of Monday, with forecasters predicting another 5 to 10 millimeters.
Hamish Boland-Rudder It’s hot then it’s cold, it’s wet then it snows. Or at least that’s what the current forecast predicts for Canberra and the surrounding region over the weekend and into early next week.
Peter Hannam The NSW government plans to loosen planning rules to give residents in bushfire-prone regions more freedom to clear vegetation around their homes without a permit.
Ben Grubb A smoke haze caused by bushfires and subsequent backburning in the north and west of NSW that blanketed Sydney on Saturday saw air quality deteriorate and pollution levels soar 15 times above normal...