Lisa Cox State and territory governments have hammered out a plan to work towards a national agreement by 2016 to improve air quality in cities throughout the country
Justin Gillis In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has been accepted by virtually all factions: that tackling it would necessarily be costly.
Tom Arup, Environment Editor Every coal mine and power plant in the country should have consistent pollution monitoring to study whether those who live nearby are suffering adverse health impacts, two former Australian of the...
California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits.
The World Health Organization has named the world's most polluted cities - and the worst has three times the pollution of Beijing.
Peter Hannam Sydney is all but certain to smash long-term temperature records for May, with the start of winter also likely to see unusually warm weather.
Peter Hannam Shoppers who are putting off buying that winter jacket or boots can delay a while longer with forecasters tipping that Sydneysiders are in store for another week of exceptionally mild weather.
Kate Galbraith China's pollution numbers are piling up, and they're scarier all the time. Nearly one-fifth of farmland is polluted, an official government study found in April, and so is three-fifths of China's...
Beau Donelly Victoria’s green legal centre will turn to national environmental battles in the wake of losing its federal government funding.
Ben Grubb, Peter Hannam Pollution soared four times higher than levels deemed hazardous and hundreds of fire alarms went off, in one case stranding train passengers, as thick haze from bushfires engulfed the city on...
The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state's drinking water supply.
Shanghai warned children and the elderly to stay indoors for at least a seventh day this month, intensifying pressure on local authorities to control the worst smog since government monitoring began...
Pollution in Beijing was stuck at unhealthy levels for the sixth straight day, prompting warnings for people to stay indoors as thick grey smog shrouded the capital a week before the annual meeting...
President Barack Obama wants Americans to see how climate change will remake their own backyards - and to make it as easy as opening a web-based app.
Tom Arup Victoria should overhaul its energy supply and change its approach to planned burns as part of efforts to stop worrying declines in the state's environmental health.
Steel factories and thermal power plants in eastern China frequently exceed national standards, according to a study led by an environmental group in Beijing.
Sydneysiders are being urged to avoid the outdoors due to air pollution caused by high ozone levels.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified outdoor air pollution as a leading cause of cancer in humans.
Lucy Carroll, Peter Hannam Health authorities are bracing for an increase in hospital admissions and sickness as Sydney's air quality drops to levels not seen since the Red Dawn dust storms four years ago.
Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region...