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Lucy Cormack

Lucy Cormack is Environment Reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Solo scuba diver dies after incident at Shelly Beach in Manly

Lucy Cormack A scuba diver has been pulled from the water, feared drowned, on Sydney's northern beaches.

Woman charged over $360,000 airline ticket fraud

Passengers who pay the absolute minimum for their plane ticket can expect to find the seats closer together, or near the toilet.

Lucy Cormack A woman has been charged in Sydney over an airline ticket scheme that saw hundreds of overseas students allegedly defrauded of more than $360,000.

Why are green energy prices going through the roof?

Lucy Cormack The 41 per cent price rise for green energy could have been avoided, experts say.

Boxing Day sales: Hundreds line up for David Jones bargains

Bargain hunters: Emma Spencer and her husband John Castellano.

Lucy Cormack More than 300 shoppers lined up outside the Elizabeth Street David Jones store on Saturday, all waiting for the big gold bell to herald the start of the annual Boxing Day sales.

Fears for koalas under state government's native forest logging overhaul


Lucy Cormack Koala populations in NSW have declined by at least 33 per cent in the last 20 years and, on current trends, could be extinct in the state by 2055.

The science of untangling Christmas lights

There is no tangle too tough for this Paddington terrace house, which features more than 2500 individual lights.

Lucy Cormack No, it is not just you, your Christmas lights really do come out of the box each year in a knotted mess.

The suburbs with the cleanest air in the city of Sydney

Sensitive city: Peter Tsigolis and his one-year-old son Orlando take in the Sydney Harbour experience from the shore.

Lucy Cormack Residents of three inner suburbs can breathe easy - as long as they don't work in the city.

Decline in land and marine species leaves less poo to fertilise the planet

Lucy Cormack, Environment reporter The decline in land and marine species is having a serious impact on the world's nutrient recycling system, potentially weakening ecosystem health, fisheries and agriculture.

Fire destroys historic trams and buses at Sydney Tramway Museum

A crime scene has been established by police at a storage shed of the Sydney Tramway Museum where a fire was started.

Lucy Cormack As work begins on Sydney's new trams, a fire has destroyed a shed containing historic trams and buses at the Sydney Tramway Museum in south Sydney.

Beecroft residents appeal to state government to purchase powerful owl habitat

Mikey, the powerful owl chick, who calls the Lane Cove National Park home.

Lucy Cormack Just 26 minutes drive from the CBD lives Mikey. But his home could be under threat and Beecroft residents are calling on the state government to lend a hand.

Police release image of a teenager who fired a cap-gun at a Wynyard station worker

Police have released an image of a man who fired a cap-gun at a train worker.

Lucy Cormack The police have released an image of a teenage boy who fired a cap-gun in the direction of a transport worker at Wynyard railway station and filmed it on his mobile phone.

Parramatta shooting: candlelight vigil for slain police accountant Curtis Cheng at Parramatta police HQ

People have gathered for a candlelight vigil in the memory of murdered police IT worker Curtis Cheng.

Lucy Cormack "You will be greatly missed," read just one of the myriad heartfelt messages left for slain police accountant Curtis Cheng at a candlelit vigil on Wednesday evening.

Police release photos of men after bizarre train robbery

Another of the men photographed on the train.

Lucy Cormack Police have released images of three people who may be able to assist with inquiries into the robbery of a 16-year-old boy, who was forced to strip to his underwear.

AGL Energy embraces global warming policies before Paris talks on climate change

Lucy Cormack, Environment reporter Australia's largest carbon emitter is embracing a radical new commitment to climate policy and carbon pricing.

Man dies at Defqon.1 music festival

Defqon.1 music festival at the Sydney International Regatta centre.

Lucy Cormack A 26-year-old man at a dance music festival in western Sydney has died after he was found unconscious.

New Deal for Nature report launch: Sydney man denied entry to Parliament House because of T-shirt with slogan

No entry: Noel Plumb was denied entry to NSW Parliament House for wearing this T-shirt.

Lucy Cormack A Sydney man was denied entry to NSW Parliament because of the T-shirt he wearing.

Hugo's fight to include three parents on his birth certificate

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Lucy Cormack Hugo Todd Atkinson grew up with two mums and one dad. He's asking why the law won't allow for all three of them to be acknowledged.

Hugo Atkinson's fight to have three parents recognised on his birth certificate

Hugo Atkinson: 'It was just ridiculous to think it would even be a question, to choose between your parents.'

Lucy Cormack Hugo Todd Atkinson wants his parents on his birth certificate - his mums and his dad. But current law won't allow that.

What's wrong with the RiverCat ferries?

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Lucy Cormack Roger Kyle is one of the many waterfront lessees along the Parramatta River experiencing increased erosion along their seawalls, and they are pointing the finger at RiverCat ferries.

Fifteen killed on NSW roads in less than two weeks


Lucy Cormack A woman was struck and killed when a car mounted the kerb in Sydney's north on Sunday morning.