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
Peter Hannam Increased air pollution from bushfires is among the rising threats facing NSW residents as global warming makes blazes more likely, according to a new report by the Climate Council.
Peter Hannam The city should get the first of two waves of thunderstorms expected through the Sydney basin by early Monday afternoon, with a second burst several hours later.
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.
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...
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 punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state's drinking water supply.
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.
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.
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...
Beau Donelly Victoria’s green legal centre will turn to national environmental battles in the wake of losing its federal government funding.
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.
Peter Hannam November is shaping up to be another unusually warm month, with the heat, a lack of rain and the prospect of more bouts of windy weather likely to keep NSW's fire-fighting resources stretched.
Peter Hannam Temperatures are dropping in Sydney but windy conditions are likely to keep fire crews busy.