Peter Hannam A federal government plan to tackle tyre waste has gained only lukewarm support from some big retailers and environmental groups.
The Danish government has postponed a plan to accept a shipment of Australian toxic waste for disposal, following pressure from the centre-left opposition.
Alexandra Smith The state government deliberately delayed briefing Penrith City Council on plans to dump 5000 tonnes of toxic soil in western Sydney until after it had signed a contract with the waste company,...
Damien McElroy and Mike Pflanz in Nairobi, Kenya VICTIMS of alleged contamination from a toxic waste dump in Ivory Coast have called on Trafigura, one of world's largest oil traders, to ensure a full clean-up of a polluted site after it settles a...
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...
Peter Hannam Four weeks after a fire almost gutted a tyre dump in Sydney's west, the company part-owned by accused murderer Ron Medich faces expulsion from the site and investigations from the authorities.
More than 170 countries have agreed to accelerate adoption of a global ban on the export of hazardous wastes, including old electronics, to developing countries.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard A few weeks before the tsunami struck Fukushima's uranium reactors and shattered public faith in nuclear power, China revealed that it was launching a rival technology to build a safer, cleaner, and...
QUITO: A court in Ecuador has ordered Chevron to pay more than $US8 billion for environmental damage caused there between 1964 and 1990.
BUDAPEST: Hungary's toxic sludge spill, which has killed four people, reached the Danube yesterday, threatening to contaminate the waterway's entire ecosystem, Hungarian officials said.
Heath Aston For the state government it has been a lingering headache since the 1970s but for people who lived on top of radioactive waste in an exclusive harbourside suburb of Sydney it is a matter of life and...
Ben Cubby The state government will face tough local opposition if it intends to take contaminated waste from a radioactive site in Hunters Hill and bury it at Kemps Creek in the city's west.
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says he doesn't want radioactive waste from a former northern Sydney uranium smelter transported to Kemps Creek in the city's west.
Max Halden Purifying stormwater run-off could potentially improve the health of waterways and create a useful resource, writes Max Halden.
Vanda Carson A CONSIGNMENT of toxic waste to be shipped from Port Botany has been ''postponed'', the Danish Environment Minister has announced.
Vanda Carson The German ship that will carry 3000 tonnes of toxic waste from Orica's plant at Botany Bay to Demark is sitting off the coast of Wollongong waiting to dock.
Nick Galvin The director of an award-winning documentary exposing the alarming environmental record of the US gas drilling industry fears Australia may suffer the same fate.
David Leigh and Afua Hirsch Details have emerged of potentially lethal toxic waste dumped by British oil traders in one of west Africa's poorest countries.
Marian Wilkinson and Kate McClymont The toxic chemical made famous by the US environmental activist Erin Brockovich is leaking into the Parramatta River, posing a serious health risk to people and marine life.