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.

Biggest threat to koala populations is loss of habitat, scientists say.

How we have again put koalas at risk

NSW is where scientists are especially worried, with proposed changes "likely to greatly increase the amount of deforestation and loss of habitat".

Sunrise or sunset?: Green investments face an uncertain future in Australia.

Green bonds' time has come

Political uncertainty after the weekend's indecisive federal elections could further hinder Australia's development of business tools needed to tackle climate change, leaving it lagging further behind other nations, analysts say.

Australia's landfill sites are big sources of greenhouse gases that have turned out to be rather lucrative.

'A total waste of taxpayer money'

The country's biggest operators of landfills have pocketed almost $200 million from the Abbott-Turnbull government's Emissions Reduction Fund without having to prove the funds reduced their greenhouse gas production.

Labor has promised to set up a new biosecurity research centre.

Labor pledges $1.2b for science

A Shorten government would spend an additional $1.2 billion over four years on science and research to restore part of the $3 billion taken out by the Abbott-Turnbull governments, says Kim Carr, the opposition's science spokesman.

Coogee Surf Life Saving Club staff survey the damage after the big storm earlier this month.

'Potential for more severe weather'

Residents across an arc of eastern Australia stretching from Queensland to Tasmania should be on watch for more potentially severe weather this weekend as another winter storm loom, the Bureau of Meteorology said.