Brian Robins STATE POLITICS Logging of Riverina red gums will stop from the middle of the year, in a pre-election about-face from a state government keen to bolster its environmental credentials.
Darren Gray Hunters will be authorised to shoot and kill up to 220 deer at three parks near Melbourne under a culling program to be managed by Parks Victoria.
Global warming will fail to reduce high winter death rates as some officials have predicted because there will be more harmful weather extremes even as it gets less cold, a British study showed on...
Peter Hannam D espite a role on a Gillard government panel to help cut the impact of the carbon tax on companies exposed to foreign competition, former Caltex chairman Dick Warburton is no fan of carbon controls.
Inga Ting Farmers in some of the state's northern inland areas could be thanking the heavens in coming days for the heaviest rainfall the drought-stricken region in years.
Inga Ting, Bianca Hall Farmers in the state's north-west could be thanking the heavens in coming days for the heaviest rainfall in years in the drought-stricken region.
The Danish Jyllands Park Zoo said it might put down one of its giraffes, which by coincidence is also named Marius, the same as the giraffe killed by Copenhagen Zoo on Sunday, according to Danish...
Conrad Walters John Hare, 78, might seem old as a matchmaker, but his latest success has him positively beaming.
Peter Hannam Much of Victoria will again face heatwave conditions and elevated fire risks in coming days, with temperatures in some towns in the state's north-west likely to exceed 40 degrees for at least six...
John Podesta’s return to the White House places an opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline within US President Barack Obama’s inner circle as the administration weighs whether to approve the project.
Peter Hannam Australia is in the grip of its first heatwave of the summer with the Bureau of Meteorology warning holidaymakers to stay hydrated and to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
Hamish Boland-Rudder The temperature bounced, the wind roared, and the SES received multiple calls for help as two air masses collided over Canberra in a “unique” blast of weather that lasted just 60 minutes in the early...
Alexandra Back and Stephen Cauchi Australia's record-setting run of hot weather is likely to continue into the new year with temperatures in some parts tipped to peak just shy of 50 degrees in the coming days.
Alexandra Back Australia's record-setting run of hot weather is likely to continue into the new year with temperatures in some parts tipped to peak just shy of 50 degrees in the coming days.
Cameron Atfield Heat records have tumbled across south-east Queensland as the region sweltered through one of its hottest days.
Peter Hannam Australia's daily temperature record of 50.7 degrees may be challenged today or tomorrow as a big heatwave builds across north-western WA.
China approved the construction of more than 100 million tonnes of new coal production capacity in 2013 - six times more than a year earlier and equal to 10% of U.S.
A lot of Canberrans will throw the rods, reels and tackle box into the car this summer.
Ian Warden As this poignant picture of a thirsty Canberra magpie testifies, the present heatwave is a challenge for some of the ''bush capital's'' abundant native birds. How can we help them?
Aisha Dow Homeless people are being chased away from airconditioned centres and harassed by 'cranky passers-by' as they attempt to seek refuge from the extreme heat.