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.
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.
The severity warning about a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant is to be dramatically raised, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday.
Alana Schetzer A whale stranded near Lakes Entrance for more than 24 hours has made moves back into the deep water.
Waterways warmed by climate change will increase electricity prices by as much as a third in southern Europe as producers struggle to cool power stations, a study showed.
John Thistleton Hundreds of bait fish have washed ashore mysteriously on the main beach at South Durras.
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.
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...
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...
David Sygall It's a battle over billions, but both sides agree plastic bottle sales are falling, writes David Sygall.
Western Sydney could be in for minor flooding after Warragamba Dam spilled over following a weekend of heavy rain.
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.
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.
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.
Australians are paying nearly 2000 times more for what is "basically tap water" than they would if they went straight to the source, the nation's consumer watchdog says.
Ben Cubby Artificial lakes will hold millions of litres of contaminated water in the Pilliga district, in north-western NSW.