Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away
Earth may be just decades away from a climatic tipping point that triggers runaway global warming and threatens the future of humanity, scientists have warned.
Study Raises Concerns About Lead Exposure
Environmental exposure to low levels of lead hidden in paint, soil and plumbing systems could be responsible for hundreds of premature deaths every year, an international...
Living Near Major Roads Can Give You Asthma
Middle aged Australians who live near major roads are more likely than others to suffer from asthma, a study has found.
Light Pollution on the Rise
The world is getting brighter, but US scientists say that may not be a good thing.
Carbon Dioxide at Record Levels: UN
The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years, potentially fuelling...
50-degree Future for Aussie Cities: Study
Climate change could result in Melbourne and Sydney sweltering through 50-degree days within the next couple of decades, a new study warns.
US Still Quitting Paris Climate Deal
US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser has told a United Nations meeting that the US is standing by its plan to abandon the Paris climate...
New Technologies for Smarter Water Efficiency
When talking waste water, what do the terms reduce and reuse mean in an Australian context, and how can we tap into disruptive new technology that’s...
WA to Ban Plastic Bags Next Year
Single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned in Western Australia from July, bringing the state into line with other jurisdictions.
Climate Targets 'Not the Question'
Deputy Liberal leader and federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg has argued the conversation around energy policy needs to shift away from carbon emissions.
Climate Top Threat to Pacific: Leaders
Australia's signing of a declaration calling climate change the "single greatest threat" to the Pacific region must be followed up with real action on emissions, environmental...
Morrison Weighs up Drought-proofing Tools
A national water transport network to help farmers is one proposal Prime Minister Scott Morrison will look at to guard against future droughts.
Qld Pursuing Adani for Alleged Breaches
The Queensland government is taking legal action against Indian mining giant Adani for allegedly releasing sediment water eight times over the allowed limit into the Great...
Sydney's Desalination Plant being Tested
Work is underway preparing Sydney's desalination plant so it can be switched on if the city's dam levels continue to fall during the NSW drought.
NSW Open to Army Support in Tackling Drought
NSW may call on the army to help drought-stricken farmers if the situation gets worse, the premier says.
QLD:Hinchinbrook Cleanup After Effluent Spill
The Queensland government has been forced to step in and plug a hole in funding which has seen a sewerage treatment plant in the state's north...
Sydney Waste Incinerator Plans Refused
A plan to build a controversial waste incinerator in Sydney's west has been knocked back but there are fears a new application could be made unless...
Pull Out of Paris Agreement, Abbott Urges
Former prime minister Tony Abbott wants the government to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, saying it would be the best way to keep energy...