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 The state’s coal seam gas industry is under a cloud after separate matters involving the safety of operations at Narrabri in northern NSW and near Sydney.
Peter Hannam The main proponent of a major expansion of Newcastle’s coal exports has breached its pollution licence conditions 75 times in the past three years, according to documents obtained by the Nature...
Peter Hannam The NSW Environment Protection Authority is investigating the discharge of about 3.1 million litres of partially treated effluent from the Cronulla Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Peter Hannam Next time you shampoo or clean your teeth, you may inadvertently be contributing to a spreading scourge of the world’s oceans.
Peter Hannam Anti-gas protesters have attributed their success in blocking drilling in the fertile Northern Rivers region of NSW to mobilisation efforts built along the lines of voluntary fire brigades.
Peter Hannam The Baird government plans a crackdown on environmental crimes with a 10-fold increase in penalties for companies found to be in breach of their licence
Peter Hannam Santos’s coal seam gas operations in northern NSW are being investigated for a leak at one of the company’s wastewater ponds.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.