The Great Barrier Reef is dying on our watch, and that's almost all we're doing.
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.
The unprecedented death of Australia's northern mangrove forests has been put down to a lack of water.
Over the past three years, almost all of the world's reefs have experienced summertime heat stress.
The great bulk of Australia's largest listed companies are failing to disclose their exposures to climate change.
The State of the Environment report, the latest five-year government snapshot, makes for generally dismal reading.
Poor countries have contributed the least to human-induced climate change but are already being affected more than richer ones.
NSW should place a cap on the amount of thermal coal it can mine and plan an orderly phase-out of the industry within a decade to do its bit to avoid catastrophic climate change, NSW Greens say.
Sydney's record-breaking weather juggernaut rolls on, with summer confirmed as the city's hottest for both days and nights over records stretching back 157 years.
There is about 10 per cent less sea ice in Antarctica this year than the previous record minimum.
The Victorian government is demanding the operator of Australia's main electricity grid explain how the state came close to losing electricity during the recent extreme heatwave to ensure NSW avoided power outages, adding to calls for a wider inquiry.