Federal Politics

Peter Hannam

Peter Hannam is Environment Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. He covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.

Westpac says the bank levy introduced by the federal government will increase costs by $65 million after tax in the six ...

Westpac branded as 'wimps' over coal pledge

Westpac's decision to effectively rule out lending to the proposed giant Adani coal mine in Queensland has drawn praise from environmentalists but derision from the government and industry.

Eyes are on us: Coral bleaching has returned to the Great Barrier Reef - and other reefs - in 2017.

Fears that 'significant' coral mortality is still to come

The world is 33 months into its biggest recorded coral bleaching event with little sign of it ending, raising the prospect that coral mortality on the Great Barrier Reef will increase "significantly" from the quarter already lost in the past year, scientists say.