Julie Power It smells earthy at the Armidale dump, a mountain of rubbish built bag by bag over 50 years by the city's 25,000 residents.
Aaron Cook THE state government plans to introduce biodegradable bags to supermarket checkouts and open more waste collection centres to reduce landfill.
Phil Lutton Thousands of tonnes of rubbish is being carted away from the suburbs - but where will it all go?
Ben Cubby, Environment Reporter Australians face a new tax on electronic goods next year - in return for guarantees the electronic waste will not be dumped in landfill or shipped overseas.
Ben Cubby, Environment Reporter As the switch is made to digital television, recyclers are expecting a glut of analog TVs to swell the nation's already-bulging stockpiles of e-waste.
Harvey Grennan Building an average new house generates about nine tonnes of waste. Across Australia one authority estimates 250,000 cubic metres of building waste are sent to landfill each year while another...
Natalie O'Brien One hundred and fifty homes, schools and parks surrounding chemical company Orica's former chloralkali plant at Botany will be tested for mercury, after an independent review found about half of the...
Tom Arup, Peter Hannam When Australia's new senators take their place in July they are likely to deliver Prime Minister Tony Abbott what he has promised for four years - the scrapping of the carbon tax.
Natalie O'Brien Chemical giant Orica has tried to keep secret a potentially damaging report into whether the dangerous metal mercury might have been leaking off site from its former chlor-alkali plant, which...
David Suzuki Politicians around the world continue to retreat from the battle to protect the environment.
Georgina Connery Can I dump my old sex toys in the recycling bin? What about my credit cards or my sphygmomanometer?
Daniel Lewis Like his father and his grandfather before him, Steve Fieldus is a proud, tattooed truckie who couldn't resist life in a big rig on the open road: ''I was born and bred into it, mate.
Natalie O'Brien IAN MALOUF'S Dial a Dump rubbish empire has been slapped with two on-the-spot fines for unlawfully receiving waste at its proposed $300 million landfill site at Eastern Creek, before it has received...
Peter Hannam A New South Wales piggery has become the first in Australia to turn its manure into carbon credits, earning it as much as $150,000 a year.
Arriving in Venice years ago, Robert Benchley, the New York journalist and wit, is said to have sent a mock-panicked telegram to his editor: "Streets flooded. Please advise."
David Sygall It's a battle over billions, but both sides agree plastic bottle sales are falling, writes David Sygall.
Ben Cubby Artificial lakes will hold millions of litres of contaminated water in the Pilliga district, in north-western NSW.
Catherine Armitage Since the 1940s ''disposable'' has been used to describe something meant to be discarded after use.
Australians are paying nearly 2000 times more for what is "basically tap water" than they would if they went straight to the source, the nation's consumer watchdog says.
Ben Cubby A deal to provide low-emissions "green energy" for Sydney's massive new Green Square development has collapsed, in a setback for Lord Mayor Clover Moore's plan to take the city off the coal-fired...