Environment

The planet hasn't been this hot since reliable records began about 130 years ago.

'The heat was relentless'

From hot oceans to shrinking Arctic ice and glaciers, the evidence of a warming planet has gone into overdrive in the first three months of 2016.

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Bungendore RFS Captain, Sheldon Williams, in burnt land near Hazeldell Rd where he worked to save properties last ...

Fire season extended as summer holds on

Sydney's balmy start to April will continue for most of the coming week but those warm and mostly dry conditions have also prompted the Rural Fire Service to extend the fire season for parts of the state's north.

Issac, 17, cools off at Parramatta Lake on Saturday.

National heat records smashed

National records were smashed in the scorching start to March, as the driest January-February in parts of northern Australia for half a century led to an unusual build-up of heat, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.