Peter Hannam Christmas has come early for mining billionaire and newly minted MP Clive Palmer, with the federal government approving his monster China First coalmine in Queensland's Galilee Basin.
Megan Levy Fire authorities say they are extremely disappointed in the actions of two eight-year-old boys who were caught trying to light a fire in the Hunter region on what was forecast to be a potentially...
Tom Arup Weekend gold and gem hunters will be allowed to operate in more national parks in Victoria after the state government gave the green light for eight areas to be opened up.
Peter Hannam The NSW government said it had approved the drilling by Santos of eight exploration coal seam gas wells, provided 'strict' environmental conditions are met.
Peter Hannam WE MAY be a nation of sun-worshippers, but when it comes to forecasting where the sun shines longest, Australia's energy authorities are stuck in the dark ages.
Andrew Darby Australia's Antarctic researchers have taken a rare look at the luminous world under the polar sea ice, and brought it home.
Peter Hannam Convert 60 minutes of near darkness into a permanent shift in household energy use - that's the Australian goal of Earth Hour on Saturday.
Peter Hannam Australia's biggest solar energy plants have been given the funding go-ahead, clearing the way for the installation of 2 million solar panels at two sites in the NSW outback.
Green is, like, so hot right now, thanks to Australian model Miranda Kerr, who has been named Earth Hour's 'global ambassador'.
David Wroe Australia is set to get its first radioactive waste dump with the government agreeing to a Coalition demand for $10 million for the Northern Territory, which will host the dump.
Louise Gray, London LONDON: After several failed attempts, Queen Elizabeth went green when the final turbine was installed on a hydroelectric scheme to power Windsor Castle.
It's a video that has melted the hearts of hundreds of thousands.
Republicans in Congress are pressing for a vote today on one of the stranger elements of their environmental agenda - a ban on the adoption of energy-efficient lightbulbs.
Katherine Feeney Lights and internet services are slowly being switched back on across Brisbane as the city recovers from the week's floods.
Chinese authorities have set tougher rules to combat air pollution by ordering all big cities to monitor tiny particles that do serious damage to health.
Two tiny big cats have added to the cute factor at a Gold Coast theme park this Easter.
Lenore Taylor They've conferenced in empire-style Parisian ballrooms and dined in Kyoto on food cooked by a genuine Iron Chef.
Selected images, reproduced with permission, from Southern Light: Images from Antartica by David Neilson. Published by Snowgum Press and available from all good bookshops.
Crabs, lobsters and other crustaceans represent the most common species in the world's seas, and the waters of Australia and Japan are the most diverse, according to a vast inventory of marine life...
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