Traces of everyday soaps, shampoos and fragrances have been detected in Antarctica, and their source could be sloppy scientists.

The Federal Government has provided a $31 million dollar funding package for more studies into water quality in the Great Barrier Reef.

Potentially toxic levels of lead, arsenic, nickel and cadmium have been found on playground equipment at several public parks in Queensland.

Chemical engineers have developed a form of “artificial evolution”, which could be a big step towards the goal of man-made life forms.

Traditional owners in Queensland's Channel Country have asked the United Nations to intervene in a battle over oil and gas development.

One of Australia’s largest single power users has joined the push for a decision to be made on the Renewable Energy Target.

Electric car-maker Tesla has joined with electric everything-maker Panasonic to drive down the cost of batteries for anything from small devices to solar power stations.

Authorities have called for comment on changes that could see the whole nation eating better.

A team of university experts has warned that the risks of coal seam gas mining could play out before governments get around to responding.

Local researchers say they have broken the record for converting sunlight into electricity.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda has urged the West Australian government to actually consult Aboriginal people in remote communities, before booting them off their land.

Lake Macquarie City Council has won the big prize at this year’s Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards.

The heads of the Commonwealth Bioregional Advisory Panels want as people as possible to get involved in the conversation about Commonwealth Marine Reserves.

Research has shown that DNA can survive a flight through space and back into Earth's atmosphere, while keeping its genetic information intact.

Pauline Hanson has re-launched her political party One Nation, and it appears that her number one priority this time is water.

Beach clean-ups, rehabilitating waterways, new waste management initiatives - three far north Queensland councils have done all this and more over the last five years to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

An extraordinarily deep investigation of sewerage could have implications for protecting the environment, energy recovery and human health.

Australian storm-chasers and weather-watchers will be pleased to know that the nation’s first mobile weather radar is about to fire up.

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