The annual rate of land-clearing soared 800 per cent in the three years before the Liberal-National government downgraded environmental protections further and made it easier for clearing to occur, new data show.
ACCC report reveals that gas exporting companies are sucking up a lion’s share of Australian gas and continuing to charge Australian gas users through the nose.
Santos has failed to address questions about endangered species that will be impacted by its controversial Narrabri coal seam gas scheme in the Pilliga Forest, according to two new reports by ecologists.
Data obtained by the Greens shows the continued failure of the drug dog program with false positive outstripping ‘successful’ searches two to one.
A mapmaking app created by UNSW scientists harnesses the power of Google and NASA to empower ecologists to create a view on ecosystems without any specialist equipment.
Australia’s coal power stations are not fit for a 21st century power system with almost 100 breakdowns at fossil fuel power stations in the seven-month period to the end of June 2018, according to a new Climate Council report.
Expanding Berrima prison by 500 beds and making it women only is an admission of failure from a Liberal National government addicted to a law and order auction, the NSW Greens say.
Nationals member for Page Kevin Hogan could be looking for a new job next year if the results of a Fairfax/Ipsos poll, announced today, were replicated at the upcoming federal election.
Under current greenhouse gas pollution levels the Great Barrier Reef could be hit with catastrophic bleaching every two years by 2034, according to a new report.
The Republican mayor who transformed his struggling Californian city into the ‘solar capital of the universe’ has just been confirmed to visit Australia to inspire local councils to join the global renewable energy revolution.
As part of a 30-hour demonstration at the Flinders Street Station intersection, members of Frontline Action on Coal Melbourne bared their backsides under the clocks at Flinders St Station.
Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection and disease.
The state opposition has called for environment minister Gabrielle Upton to be ‘stripped of her duties’ following a damning report on the state of the Environmental Protection Authority by the auditor-general.
Australia's biggest soft drink makers, including Coca-Cola and Pepsi, have pledged to cut industry-wide sugar use by a fifth over seven years to curb obesity and fend off a sugar tax.
Four major green groups are calling on the UN's environmental arm to carry out an urgent probe into the Turnbull government's failure to protect the reef from massive land clearing.
Broad definitions of national security and security classification have been introduced into a new federal Bill aimed at espionage and foreign interference, sparking concern from peak law and human rights advocates.
John O'Shea, who was governor of Lithgow Correctional Centre in February 2014 when guards allegedly bashed a prisoner before a cover-up, is due to face an ICAC inquiry.
Central West farmers and the NSW DPI climate unit have been working on Australia’s first soil carbon sequestration pilot project.
The Greens have called for the state and federal governments to ‘put community safety before the political demands of the gun lobby’ and ban two rapid-fire guns that they say have an ‘unequalled rate of fire’.
Updated: Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has defended new political donation laws after being accused by the Greens of ramming it through last Thursday night and providing only a week for the opposition to digest.
The Turnbull Government is failing to stop the mass deforestation of 36,600 hectares of old growth forest of permits granted under Newman LNP Government-era approvals, the Wilderness Society says.
The EDO has successfully argued the public has a right to know that the Australian Government decided to accredit the NSW land-clearing offsets policy despite concerns it failed to meet national environmental standards.
A world first study on the effect of medicinal cannabis has on adults suffering from chronic insomnia will be conducted by the University of Western Australia.
NSW farmers and indigenous leaders are confronting mining giant Santos over its proposed Narrabri coal seam gas scheme at the company’s annual general meeting in Adelaide today (Thursday). The group is furious at Santos’s plan to drill 850 gas wells... Read More →
The community group Gloucester Groundswell has been fighting for a say in the greenfield open cut coal mine at Gloucester for 12 years, now they will get their chance.