Saffron Howden The Environment Protection Authority is investigating a 500-litre spill from a coal seam gas operation at the Pilliga forest in north-western NSW.
Peter Hannam The water treatment plant that failed after Monday's deluge, prompting Sydney Water to appeal to about 250,000 households to cut back on water use, was examined for just such an event last year.
Peter Hannam Residents in Sydney’s south-west have been asked to avoid using dishwashers and washing machines to conserve drinking water supplies after heavy storms forced the shutdown of a major filtration plant.
Peter Hannam Environment regulators recommended Santos monitor radioactive elements in its future coal-seam gas operations in the Pilliga Forest despite not seeking such readings once unsafe levels of uranium...
The merger of two major water bodies promises to "ensure the highest quality and most efficient service to customers across NSW", the state government says.
Ben Grubb A broken main is preventing water supply to a number of Glebe residents, Sydney Water says.
Peter Hannam Australia's drinking water supplies are vulnerable to the increased intensity and frequency of extreme weather.
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.
Marissa Calligeros After two years with virtually no rain a Queensland town is planning for the possible evacuation of its entire population as water supplies run out.
Rachel Olding The statuesque gum trees that give Tall Timbers Road its name are charred but central coast residents appeared to escape Friday's once-in-a-lifetime fires relatively unscathed.
Australians' attitude towards sharks is contributing to the decline of this magnificent species, writes Tim Winton.
Peter Hannam A plan by Sydney Water to shift its sewage overflow problem up the Georges River is "a disgrace" that treats Bankstown residents "like second-class citizens", mayor Khal Asfour said.
Lydia Hales Global water scarcity already on the rise due to exploding global populations may be amplified by up to 40 per cent due to climate change.
Kelsey Munro Some magical creatures live in Sydney Harbour.
Peter Hannam Iron concentrations in a rivulet that feeds the Woronora Reservoir have doubled since the expansion of the Metropolitan Colliery, to levels which exceed Australian Drinking Water Guidelines by 30 per...
Nicole Hasham The equivalent of 48 Olympic swimming pools is seeping from Sydney Water's network each day, but the organisation says speeding up repairs is not worth the cost.
The severity warning about a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant is to be dramatically raised, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday.
Nicole Hasham Radical new rules for assessing large mining projects in NSW risk serious damage to Sydney's drinking water supply, the government agency set up to protect water quality has warned.
John Thistleton Hundreds of bait fish have washed ashore mysteriously on the main beach at South Durras.
Alana Schetzer A whale stranded near Lakes Entrance for more than 24 hours has made moves back into the deep water.