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.
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.
Natalie O'Brien A Sydney judge has taken more than two years to make a decision in a case against the founder of the Clean Up Israel environmental campaign, who has been accused of causing land and water pollution...
Damien Murphy With rainfall at record low levels, farmers across Australia are facing some of the toughest drought conditions in years.
Jackie Dent The water polo team has left for the night and the lights at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre have been turned off.
Greenland ice melting at an expanding pace may begin cooling the North Atlantic and increasing the severity of storms by 2075, said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about...
The U.S. National Weather Service is getting a quantum jump in computing power that will significantly improve its forecasting and storm tracking abilities to better protect the country from severe...
Peter Hannam Sydney's Indian summer is fast becoming an Indian autumn with the mild conditions today setting a record for late-season warmth for the city.
Andrew Darby An iron ore strip mine in Tasmania's disputed Tarkine region has won state environmental approval, further boosting development there.
Tom Arup Victoria's state-owned timber company will reduce logging by 25 per cent in the bushfire-ravaged mountain ash forests of the central highlands -- but will wait until mid-2017 to make the shift.
Exploiting oil and gas trapped in tar sands and shale threatens to make climate change 'unsolvable' said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about global warming in the 1980s.
Peter Hannam Sydney's Indian summer is fast becoming an Indian autumn with the mild conditions on Thursday setting a record for late-season warmth in the city.
Flavia Krause-Jackson The melting ice cap will redraw the political map.
Sea levels may rise as much as 69cm through 2100 as water temperatures rise, glaciers melt in the Andes and Himalayas and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica shed water, European scientists said.
New York will endure catastrophic flooding from storms such as Superstorm Sandy every two years by the end of the century because of the impact of climate change, according to experts.
The equivalent of Japan's annual carbon load is being released each year as a result of the destruction of the world's coastal and ocean ecosystems, an expert says.
Hamish Boland-Rudder While Canberrans shivered through a cold, wet Wednesday rangers up in the Brindabellas encountered snow from mid morning.
Melissa Fyfe At least 150 endangered ducks, plus other birds including whistling kites and black swans, killed.
Peter Hannam The Nine Network has been accused by Greenpeace of buckling under pressure from the beverage industry for the last-minute yanking of an ad promoting recycling.
The president of Indonesia, home to the world's third-largest tropical forests and a powerful palm oil industry, has agreed to extend a ban on forest clearing, a government official said on Friday.