Bridie Smith Mining poses a greater threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef than agriculture, according to one marine scientist who has cast doubt on the federal government's prediction that water quality...
Climate change will play havoc with farming, and policy makers and researchers aren't fully aware of the significance on food supply, according to the World Bank.
Food production accounts for up to 29% of man-made greenhouse gases, twice the amount the United Nations has estimated comes from farming, a study published on Wednesday said.
Brian Sherman It's been a landmark year for the animals. Public and media concern for the 500 million sentient beings that are mass-produced for food each year in Australia has never been higher and is now backed...
The fate of the world's forests on a warming planet has long been one of the great unanswered questions about climate change.
Scientists and agricultural experts say Labor's plan to pay farmers to store carbon in their soil won't do much to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Paddy Manning Farmers fear a new rush of environmental plantings for biodiversity and carbon offsets will accelerate the loss of land for food production.
Stephanie Gardiner Among 42 dogs found in a dark, dank maggot-filled shed was Gidget, a miniature poodle with fur so matted and dirty it caused painful eye and ear infections.
J.M. Coetzee Something has gone badly wrong in relations between human beings and other animals, and it is not just animal welfare and animal rights organisations that say so.
Conflict in paradise: unlikely Australian eco-warrior clashes with locals over fate of green sea turtles
Jared Lynch An unlikely eco-warrior is on a mission to preserve an endangered species on a lonely Coral Sea atoll.
Peter Hannam Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be hoping Thursday’s expected repeal of the carbon tax will leave the issue “dead, buried and cremated” much like a previous contested policy,...
Peter Hannam A major coal mine planned by BHP Billiton for north-west NSW would have "direct and significant impacts" on the productivity of rich local farmland, an independent panel has found.
Clare Kermond Australian dairy cows are a step closer to being fed genetically modified rye grass designed to boost milk production, sparking concerns from both organic and non-organic farmers.
Peter Hannam Australia posted its biggest annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 24 years of records last year as the carbon tax helped drive a large drop in pollution from the electricity sector.
Tom Arup and Aisha Dow Melbourne City Council is bucking the trend and sticking to its goal of a carbon-neutral future.
Nicole Hasham Activists who break into farms to secretly film suspected animal cruelty are being targeted by tough new biosecurity measures, triggering fears severe abuse will remain hidden.
Tom Arup It is called ‘‘natural capital’’ in economic jargon. But what it really means is how much the environment helps our economy.
Kirsten Lawson The ACT Government has banned sow stalls and battery cages, in what it says is the most far-reaching legislation in the country.
Peter Hannam Heat extremes over land are occurring more frequently and with greater intensity, a climate shift partly concealed in global mean temperatures by cooling trends over the oceans, a new study has found.
Deborah Gough Anti-animal cruelty campaigners have shunned the shock of ugly, gross scenes showing farm animal conditions and are trying a different tack - comedy - to hook our chook attention.