Protections have been put in place to cover over 90 per cent of dwellings from any new coal seam gas activity in New South Wales.

A Shire Council has put together a draft Mining and Extractive Industries Policy, which seeks to protect landowners who do not want coal seam gas wells on their property.

The Snowy River Shire Council is considering the implications of recent climate change reports, which show the shire’s key industries could melt away.

An Agricultural Economics expert wants to know how particular parts of the ‘direct action’ plan to reduce climate change will be applied, wondering how much farmers can expect to contribute.

No one will be enjoying the unseasonably warm weather on NSW’s north coast more than the blue-green algae, with residents warned to look out for blooming populations in rivers and streams.

An Environmental Law Professor is adding to the academic outcry since the new Federal Environment Department was formed, saying attempts to reduce environmental approvals will not help cut emissions.

Farmers in rural Queensland are hoping half a million dollars will be enough to get a handle on the devastation caused by feral pigs.

Greens member Scott Ludlam has lost his seat in Western Australia, calling for a recount after a closely fought poll for the Senate.

The boss of a Queensland energy company says there is no immediate future for underground coal gas extraction in the state, after Cougar Energy was fined for contaminating groundwater.

Climate scientists have used updated reports of humanity’s impact on the environment to call on Australian politicians to do something beneficial, as they seemingly go backwards compared to the rest of the world.

Researchers from the tropical campus of James Cook University will tally the numbers for a shark and sting-ray population report card.

Intense scrutiny of hot water heaters has revealed that building policies could do with more flexibility to allow for new designs, researchers say.

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