Aaron Cook Turn on a tap for a drink, water a garden, or flush a toilet in inner Sydney and the water you use is probably all of the same quality.
Peter Hannam Santos’s Narrabri Gas Project has the potential to affect groundwater through leakage, cross-contamination and subsidence, according to the company’s preliminary environment assessment.
Peter Hannam The water treatment plant that failed after Monday's deluge, prompting Sydney Water to appeal to about 250,000 households to cut back on water use, was examined for just such an event last year.
Saffron Howden The Environment Protection Authority is investigating a 500-litre spill from a coal seam gas operation at the Pilliga forest in north-western NSW.
Peter Hannam Residents in Sydney’s south-west have been asked to avoid using dishwashers and washing machines to conserve drinking water supplies after heavy storms forced the shutdown of a major filtration plant.
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Peter Hannam Residents along the Georges River are being advised to avoid all contact with the river for at least another 48 hours after the overflow of untreated sewage from an up-river treatment plant.
Peter Hannam Residents along the Georges River are being advised to avoid all contact with the river for at least another three days as crews continue to clean up after a major spill of sewage last weekend.
Peter Hannam Foul odours and polluted swimming sites and wetlands are becoming commonplace in parts of the Georges River catchment, with a dozen sewage discharge points operating in excess of licensed levels.
Peter Hannam Coogee residents want answers from Sydney Water about an increase in pumping from sewerage pits that regularly emit foul smells over a large area of the north end of the popular beach.
Peter Hannam A plan by Sydney Water to shift its sewage overflow problem up the Georges River is "a disgrace" that treats Bankstown residents "like second-class citizens", mayor Khal Asfour said.
An earthquake nearly a thousand kilometres away caused 63 million litres of sewage to flow at a popular Sydney surf spot, a NSW parliamentary budget estimates hearing has been told.
Kirsty Needham Swimming at Malabar, once Sydney's most maligned beach, is now as safe as swimming at Dee Why.
A doubling of Australia's population in coming decades combined with the crippling effects of future droughts means there will not be enough drinking water by the middle of this century if...
In just under three weeks, representatives from just under 200 countries will go to Doha, Qatar, for the annual UN climate change talks.
Leaks and investment delays threaten the US water system, exposing the value of a commodity that in short supply disrupts businesses, according to a web campaign.
Miranda Forster A massive new Great Barrier Reef resort is another step closer to being built after the Queensland government approved the plans.
Deborah Smith SYNTHETIC clothing could be a significant source of tiny pieces of plastic that are accumulating in the marine environment, a study shows.
A number of Christchurch residents want their neighbourhood to be condemned, as liquefaction following Friday's earthquake forced another clean-up.
Prime Minster John Key is urging quake-hit Christchurch residents not to give up hope and leave the city permanently.