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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.

THE BIG PICTURE
Eventually, the drought can become a burden too great. This home near Ivanhoe was abandoned to the dust ...

'Amazing extremes' pushing plants to the brink

Australia's inland plants are among those most likely to be affected by rising temperatures, challenging the concept that the country's weather extremes would make them less susceptible to global warming, a new study has found.

Pole sitting as the Glenelg River broke its banks and caused flooding around Casterton in western Victoria over the weekend.

'Quite extreme' weather set-up

Sydney may be in the midst of one of its mildest starts to any spring but clouds are gathering over inland Australia in a big way.