Saffron Howden FARMERS are warning that the Lake Eyre basin could be the next Murray-Darling fiasco if plans to open its network of creeks and rivers to irrigators go ahead.
Debra Jopson JEREMY MORTON and Ian Shippen are southern NSW irrigation farmers trying to use the water market to sell out and get off the drip.
Peter Hannam The NSW Environment Protection Authority has been “captured by industry” and starved of the resources needed to do its job, according to submissions to an inquiry into the agency.
Geoffrey Mohan If you want to slow climate change, white meat may be the right meat, according to two studies that tally the environmental effect of the beef industry.
Prabhudatta Mishra, Swansy Afonso and Adi Narayan The weakest start to India's monsoon season in at least five years is delaying planting of crops from rice to soybeans and lentils, threatening to push up food prices in Asia's third-largest economy.
Mountaineering tourism in Nepal faces a threat from global warming as melting glaciers feed the risk of more deadly disasters such as the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 people last month,...
Robert J Shiller The most important point in the third US National Climate Assessment report has largely been lost in the crowd.
Peter Hannam Long spells of warm, dry days and balmy nights have been welcomed by many, but what do they bode for winter - a breath of fresh air or an ill wind? Peter Hannam holds his finger up.
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.
Nicole Hasham It took millions of years for water, seeping at an infinitesimal pace, to fashion the limestone pillars and mazes of the ancient Cliefden Caves.
Tom Arup It is called ‘‘natural capital’’ in economic jargon. But what it really means is how much the environment helps our economy.
Canberra has sweltered through another day of high temperatures, with the mercury tipping 38 degrees in the early afternoon.
Rod Gribble looks at his horror harvest through the haze of another 40-plus degree day. He's been up working since 2am to beat the heat, only to be mauled by mosquitoes.
Ben Westcott Canberra is a long way off water restrictions even though last week's heatwave and a dry start to the year have the bush capital's gardeners reaching for their hoses.
Ben Westcott Canberra trees are losing their leaves in shock and gardens are ''going to hell'', after one of the hottest and driest summers the ACT has seen in years.
Peter Hannam Greening deserts in Australia and North Africa with millions of trees would only have a modest impact on climate change, with potentially significant side-effects, new international research finds.
Sean Nicholls The Environment Protection Authority took almost a year to issue a $1500 fine to energy company Santos over contamination of an aquifer near a major coal seam gas project, which included uranium at a...
Sean Nicholls, Nicole Hasham The NSW environment regulator has revealed water for livestock is being extracted from an aquifer at a point less than five kilometres from where it was contaminated by a controversial coal seam gas...
Asia-Pacific nations are failing to halt the loss of natural forests and grasslands, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says, robbing people of their livelihoods and worsening...
Nicole Hasham A leaking pond that contaminated an aquifer with uranium at levels 20 times safe drinking guidelines is still being used, despite coal seam gas operator Santos knowing it was faulty more than two...