Jane Cadzow As chief of staff to Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin is regarded as the organisational brain behind the prime minister - and by some as having way too much power.
Tom Arup Rich and poor countries are still unprepared for many threats posed by climate change and extreme weather, a United Nations assessment of global warming will warn.
Andrew Darby When the world's last whaling factory ship ,the Nisshin Maru, left the Antarctic at the end of this past summer, it did something different.
Tom Arup The government is accused of endangering the Great Barrier Reef.
Alana Schetzer Conservationists say they have stopped Japanese whalers from killing any humpback whales.
Sarah Whyte Severe heatwaves and sweltering temperatures contributed to another record-breaking ''angry summer'' that will likely get worse, according to a Climate Council report.
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Bianca Hall The federally funded 'green army' will strike young workers from official dole figures.
Lucy Cormack The federal government ignored scientific advice when the dumping of millions of tonnes of dredging waste from a mining project into the Great Barrier Reef.
Peter Hannam The rise in the number of extremely hot days is underlined in a new report that finds there were more in 2013 than in the 1910-40 period combined.
Peter Wilson, Jonathan Swan Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has urged the Abbott government not to abandon Australia's role as what she calls "a pioneer" in the debate on climate change.
Heath Aston, Mark Kenny Australian companies paid $6.6 billion in the first full year of the carbon tax, with the seven biggest electricity producers each slugged more than $250 million.
Tom Arup Australia has argued it is making substantial progress on United Nations requests for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and it should not be listed among world heritage sites ''in danger''.
Tom Arup, Andrew Darby They are two of Australia's most celebrated places of natural beauty, sitting at either end of the country. Both are world heritage protected.
Andrew Darby Japanese whaling ships launched a mission to break a conservationist hold on their Antarctic hunt on Sunday, almost shaking their key factory ship free.
Peter Hannam The Abbott government's hallmark climate change policy to replace the carbon tax highlights the scale of the task to cut greenhouse gas emissions in an expanding economy, with limited funds and many...
Goya Dmytryshchak Anti-whaling activists have slammed the federal government for breaking a pre-election promise to send a ship to monitor Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean.
Andrew Darby Activist ships were clinging grimly to the wake of the Japanese factory ship, Nisshin Maru, after it was caught butchering minke whales in the Antarctic.
Andrew Darby A Japanese harpoon ship is said to be approaching Australian waters in the sub-Antarctic, posing a test on whaling for the Abbott government.
Andrew Darby A Japanese whaling ship pursuing a Sea Shepherd vessel stopped short of Australian waters, letting the activists steam clear and avoiding a confrontation with the federal government.