Peter Hannam November is shaping up to be another unusually warm month, with the heat, a lack of rain and the prospect of more bouts of windy weather likely to keep NSW's fire-fighting resources stretched.
When 16th and 17th century European explorers sailed west in pursuit of a trade route to Asia, their search for a Northwest Passage was foiled by Arctic ice.
Sam McKeith Environmental groups and the state opposition are calling for the O'Farrell government to act after energy producer Santos was fined for contaminating a northwest NSW aquifer, reportedly with uranium.
The Netherlands, almost a fifth of which is covered by lakes, rivers and dikes, may be unable to use surface waters as a source for drinking water by 2050 due to the changing climate and contaminants.
Sean Nicholls A coal seam gas project operated by energy company Santos in north-western NSW has contaminated a nearby aquifer, with uranium at levels 20 times higher than safe drinking water guidelines, an...
Peter Hannam When the CSIRO began the biggest study of energy performance of Australian houses, one resident bemoaned the woeful output of his home's photovoltaic panels only to be told the unit was actually a...
Peter Hannam The O’Farrell government has opened the way for the state’s forests to be used to generate electricity in a move blasted by the Greens as “devastating”.
President Barack Obama, who has vowed to make fighting global warming a focus of his remaining years in office, unveiled initiatives to mitigate what aides say are the effects of an already changing...
Tom Arup Cattle grazing will return to Victoria's Alpine National Park after federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved a state government trial to have 60 to 300 cows in the park.
Peter Hannam Carbon emissions from the National Electricity Market have risen for the first time in two years.
Tom Arup Victoria's environment commissioner has quit and hit out at the Napthine government's attitude on climate change, saying bureaucrats told her they were directed to refrain from even using the term.
Kim Stephens An energy-saving revolution 80 years in the making could be about to hit Brisbane.
Natalie Bochenski A farmer who bared his bottom to celebrate much-needed rain says being blocked on Facebook will not stop his nude salutes to the sky.
Darren Gray Hunters will be authorised to shoot and kill up to 220 deer at three parks near Melbourne under a culling program to be managed by Parks Victoria.
The European Union should ensure that future climate and energy policies do not undermine the competitiveness of its industry, already weakened by a price gap with the U.S.
Lucy Cormack The federal government ignored scientific advice when the dumping of millions of tonnes of dredging waste from a mining project into the Great Barrier Reef.
Peter Hannam The Clean Energy Finance Corp has made new investments exceeding $50 million, despite on-going efforts by the Abbott government to axe the fund.
The merger of two major water bodies promises to "ensure the highest quality and most efficient service to customers across NSW", the state government says.
Kirsty Needham Less greenhouse gas emissions were saved by the NSW government's Climate Change Fund last year, as funding for programs was cut by $30 million.
Peter Hannam To get an inkling of how serious the Abbott government is likely to take today's release of the final report on Australia's carbon emissions reduction goals by the Climate Change Authority, try...