A Senate Committee has made some recommendations after taking a look at the safest and cleanest ways to use a wood-fired heater in the home.

A new report has shown it takes years for small communities to recover from disasters like floods or cyclone, with damages extending beyond the physical.

One council is looking at innovative ideas for turning the former site of an open-cut gold mine into something useful.

The Victorian Government has announced a significant expansion of its business support program.

Scientists at the University of Alaska say that warming trends and sea ice declines are leading to changes in the vegetation of arctic coastal areas.

An internet campaign has been launched to convince the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to name hurricanes after politicians who deny climate change.

The water supply to a major American city has been put at risk by its long-time arch nemesis; fire.

One of Australia’s most prolific ecologists and freshwater scientists, Professor Sam Lake has been awarded the highest honour that can be given for outstanding scientific contributions to limnology, the scientific study of inland waters.

Thousands hit the streets in Queensland on the weekend to protest industrial threats to the Great Barrier Reef.

An international team of researchers have found that Africa’s most versatile crop may be the genetic gift that keeps on giving.

Three Australian institutions have been recognised for their efforts to combat wheat rust diseases, receiving the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship prize.

A company in WA is looking to set a number of world-firsts with a project to build a wave-powered desalination plant.

A new study by an urban engineer in the US says that ever-increasing mounds of rubbish could be the building materials of tomorrow, using readily-available devices and techniques.

A subsidiary of Rio Tinto has received a reasonable fine after it was found to have dumped several megalitres of contaminated water into a New South Wales river.

A new technology is being tested in the US with implications for refrigerated transport around the world.

New research by the Australian Energy Market Operator has shown converting to entirely renewable power could end up costing the same as continuing to use fossil fuels.

A ground-breaking plant is being set up in Newcastle, the first site in the world to turn carbon emissions directly into bricks and pavers for construction.

Genetic coding through genome editing has reached a new level of precision; enhancing the ability to edit and alter an organism's DNA.

The Gympie Council will spend $75,000 to employ a contractor to crack down on wild dogs.

A southern Victorian Shire is considering rising sea levels in its next planning amendments.

Asthma is made worse by exposure to pollution from traffic and wood-fired heaters, a new University of Melbourne study has found.

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