Ben Cubby Artificial lakes will hold millions of litres of contaminated water in the Pilliga district, in north-western NSW.
Lenore Taylor The Coalition has accused Labor of ''blind-siding'' miners with new laws empowering the federal government to stop coal seam gas wells and big coalmines that pose a threat to water supply.
Natalie O'Brien RESIDENTS in south-eastern Sydney were told it was safe to drink their tap water, hours before Sydney Water had received the test results showing what had caused the widespread contamination of that...
Western Sydney could be in for minor flooding after Warragamba Dam spilled over following a weekend of heavy rain.
David Sygall It's a battle over billions, but both sides agree plastic bottle sales are falling, writes David Sygall.
Tom Arup Melbourne Water has stepped in to ensure greater protection of a waterway in a mining area in the Wombat Forest, near Daylesford, after the state government first said it was unnecessary.
Ben Cubby, Samantha-Jo Harris A NEW coalmine approved by the NSW government could cause ''significant cracking'' in the bedrock underneath Sydney's drinking water catchment, the Sydney Catchment Authority said.
Sean Nicholls THE NSW government has caved in to community and political pressure over coal seam gas, announcing a ban on all activity within two kilometres of residential areas and industry clusters, such as...
Rory Callinan It was the murky brown tide silently seeping up Agnes Street and the relatively benign memories of less significant floods that caught Ray and Lucille Gott out.
Leaks and investment delays threaten the US water system, exposing the value of a commodity that in short supply disrupts businesses, according to a web campaign.
Jason Dowling The shackles are well and truly off Melbourne's water use with the city recording usage for the third week in a row well above any level reached last summer.
Amy McNeilage Swimmers at Manly Beach evacuated the water this afternoon after a small shark was seen in the surf.
Tom Arup State governments could get tens of millions of dollars extra from Canberra to cover costs.
Hours after surfer Glen Folkard was pulled from the ocean last January, a two-kilogram lump of flesh torn from his buttock, aerial crewman Graham Nickisson was scouring the sea.
Surplus rainwater should be stored underground instead of in dams to prepare for drought, a scientific study says.
Nick Miller NEW YORK: Long Island is almost 200 kilometres long and about 30 kilometres wide, a fat digit pointing out into the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
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.
The Queensland government says there are no plans to ease permanent water restrictions.
More science is needed to understand the impact of returning water to the Murray-Darling Basin to bring it back to health, a new report says.