Swathes of extra land across NSW that is critical to the state's conservation efforts is now eligible for protection, thanks to new state legislation.
Melbourne was shocked by a powerful earthquake that rocked the city but a geologist has explained why we shouldn’t be surprised.
A tiny council in outback Queensland will decide whether one of Clive Palmer's companies gets to build a new coal-fired power station.
A magnitude 5.8 quake has caused widespread damage in Melbourne, but one key thing has prevented a total disaster.
Manjimup Shire president Paul Omodei has penned a letter to Premier Mark McGowan to invite him to Manjimup to address the community over the State Government’s decision to end native logging by 2024.
Social media has been flooded with pictures of destruction caused by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck Victoria on Wednesday morning.
Anton Nilsson and Courtney Gould
Three states are experiencing a cold front bringing snow and low temperatures but experts have predicted where and when another arctic blast will hit.
The huge cost of protecting Australia’s beaches and coastal towns could soar as high as $54 million a year - but it won’t be the government picking up the bill.
A South West environmental group claims a leading waste management organisation has “declared war” on the community by applying to expand the dump in Dardanup.
Australia's first overview of its sharks reveals extinction is a risk for several species, but vast areas of unfished sea is helping.
Optus Stadium, Cottesloe Beach, Westfield Carousel and vast swathes of Busselton, Rockingham and Mandurah could be washed away by 2150, according to dramatic climate change modelling.
A severe weather warning has been issued with icy blasts of wind, storms and snow on the way for Victorians as their ‘temperature rollercoaster’ continues.
WA Forestry Minister Dave Kelly says the native forest industry’s biggest player warned it would close down this year without almost $26m of Government funding.
Career conservationist Dr Mike Wysong, who spent 14 years working in Hawaii, has joined the team at South Coast Natural Resource Management in Albany.
A controversial project has been given the green light as credit experts note financing is drying up for the ‘dirty’ industry.
Rebecca Le May
The Federal Government has approved a controversial coal expansion project, which had been subject to a court order demanding ministers consider its impact on climate change.
Plans for a tourism camp in the remote Tasmanian wilderness have suffered a setback after a court ruled the state's planning tribunal needs to assess it again.
It’s shaping as a wetter and stormier summer across the nation’s east coast after the chances of another La Nina occurring were raised.
A man had to be pulled from a cherry picker in western Sydney after a freak accident that paramedics described as almost becoming an ‘absolute disaster’.
The CSIRO have named 150 species in the past year including a soldier fly after American drag queen icon RuPaul and several beetles after Pokemon.
The Conservation Council of WA claims the Environmental Protection Authority’s approvals process for Woodside Petroleum’s huge gas project was flawed.
The communities that’ll bear the brunt of this horse-before-cart decision are still in the dark and are asking the Premier and ministers involved for answers — so far, they’ve had no response.
Jenna ClarkeAssistant Editor
Wardandi Flora Reserve has been used as a rubbish tip, unofficial campground and hoon spot in the past but botanists are excited to share the spring spirit of one of Australind’s natural hidden gems.
Fishing fanatics will not be the only ones casting their lines next month as thousands of rainbow and brown trout are released for Troutfest 2021.
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