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Barilaro's backing of federal Murray-Darling Basin royal commission muddies waters

Barilaro's backing of federal Murray-Darling Basin royal commission muddies waters

The NSW Deputy Premier has signalled support for a federal royal commission into water.

  • by Peter Hannam & Alexandra Smith

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'Blue in the face': NSW power plants in Labor's electoral sights
Pollution

'Blue in the face': NSW power plants in Labor's electoral sights

A Daley Labor government would review the emissions standards of all NSW's coal-fired power plants and finalise a 10-year to improve air quality in the state.

  • by Peter Hannam
Melbourne’s radical engineers storing electricity in '2D' sheets
Electricity

Melbourne’s radical engineers storing electricity in '2D' sheets

A team of boffins in Port Melbourne may have the answer to our future energy storage needs.

  • by David McAlpine
As the desal plant is turned on, Sydneysiders are using less water than ever
Water

As the desal plant is turned on, Sydneysiders are using less water than ever

Despite water usage across Sydney increasing year-on-year, household use has actually declined. How has our behaviour changed, and what else can we do?

  • by Rachel Clun
Even out at sea, the air on cruise ships may be dirtier than you think: study
Research

Even out at sea, the air on cruise ships may be dirtier than you think: study

The study found measurements from the air on cruise ships similar to prominently polluted places such as Beijing and Taipei, Taiwan.

'Civilisation in crisis': Science tells us how to eat to save our planet
Health

'Civilisation in crisis': Science tells us how to eat to save our planet

Humanity must radically change its diet to avert catastrophic damage to the planet, including cutting red meat consumption by more than half, a major report warns.

  • by Kate Aubusson
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Reptiles feel the love at the Botanic Gardens' latest scaly exhibition
Snakes

Reptiles feel the love at the Botanic Gardens' latest scaly exhibition

Hundreds of people have flocked to the National Botanic Gardens to meet their slithery reptilian neighbours.

  • by Steve Evans
'Ecological disaster': Emergency meeting called with more fish deaths imminent
Water

'Ecological disaster': Emergency meeting called with more fish deaths imminent

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is warning of more freshwater fish deaths this week and has called an emergency meeting.

  • by David Wroe & Carrie Fellner
NSW MP vomits after witnessing mass fish deaths in Darling River
Water

NSW MP vomits after witnessing mass fish deaths in Darling River

The mass fish death has been labelled an "ecological catastrophe on an international scale".

  • by Rachel Clun
Water ministers reject claims of mismanagement over massive Murray-Darling fish kill
Water

Water ministers reject claims of mismanagement over massive Murray-Darling fish kill

A video of dead Murray cod fish in the Darling River went viral on Wednesday as NSW minister Niall Blair visited Menindee.

  • by Michael Koziol
Shocking video shows dead 'century-old fish' in Australian environmental 'disaster'
Water

Shocking video shows dead 'century-old fish' in Australian environmental 'disaster'

A NSW government minister has been accused of snubbing concerned farmers and residents during a visit to Menindee on Wednesday.

  • by Michael Koziol