The majority of Americans polled support re-using water to help protect the environment and stem scarcity issues forecast for 36 US states next year, according to a General Electric consumer survey.
Louise Hall STATE POLITICS A COMPANY controversially awarded the contract to collect rubbish in the City of Sydney has been accused of contaminating material put out for recycling by putting it in the same truck as general...
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.
Ben Cubby and Melissa Singer A national recycling scheme for cans and bottles would save the NSW public $168 million a year, according to an independent study using data from a secret federal government report.
MATTHEW BENNS LOCAL councils are microchipping bins, reducing bin sizes, putting up fees and cutting collections in a bid to get households to dramatically reduce waste.
Ben Cubby, Environment Reporter The price of a can of Coca-Cola could rise by 15 cents and a case of beer by $4 under changes to recycling laws recommended in a secret report.
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.
David Sygall It's a battle over billions, but both sides agree plastic bottle sales are falling, writes David Sygall.
David Sygall IAN KIERNAN wants a beverage container deposit system to be implemented nationally, labelling a corporate-backed court challenge to such legislation in the Northern Territory ''arrogant''.
Ben Cubby WHILE Sydneysiders are saving more water, cutting energy use and recycling more rubbish than they were a decade ago, their environmental footprints could actually be bigger.
Peter Hannam The fire-threatened regions of south-eastern Australia can expect more high temperatures in the coming days.
Daniel Lewis Like his father and his grandfather before him, Steve Fieldus is a proud, tattooed truckie who couldn't resist life in a big rig on the open road: ''I was born and bred into it, mate.
Ikea, the world's largest furniture retailer, will shift to renewable energy by 2020 and grow more trees than it uses under a plan to safeguard nature that has won support from environmentalists.
Natalie O'Brien IAN MALOUF'S Dial a Dump rubbish empire has been slapped with two on-the-spot fines for unlawfully receiving waste at its proposed $300 million landfill site at Eastern Creek, before it has received...
Brittany Mitchell Today could be one of the last days to catch Floriade in the dry before the festival wraps up on Sunday.
David Wroe Ocean species that used to live off Sydney half a century ago now inhabit the Southern Ocean as climate change drives fish, plankton and microbes to colder waters, a scientific snapshot of marine...
Toppy Chanthavong You could soon get 10c a pop for every aluminium can and plastic or glass bottle you recycle - if state and national environmental groups get their way.
Ben Cubby THE drink companies Coke, Schweppes and Lion Nathan are profiteering from ''cash for cans'' schemes by pocketing money meant to be spent on recycling, according to research from green groups that has...
Rosslyn Beeby A satellite sensor launched from a space centre in French Guyana is being used by the NSW Environment Protection Authority to track illegal dumping of ACT construction waste across the border.
Matthew Moore THE soft drink and alcohol industries have begun a national campaign to head off growing moves for an Australia-wide scheme where consumers pay a 10¢ refundable deposit on all drinks containers.