The World Health Organisation’s latest figures show more than 16,000 people have been infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa, and almost 7000 have died.

Australian engineers are working on superconductor-powered wind turbines, complete with some mind-blowing improvements.

A new report will help planners manage the impact of sea level rise, as local government pick up the slack of climate change inaction.

Gun-nuts and fisher-folk could see the New South Wales Government keep its electricity infrastructure under state-ownership.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has revived one of the most contentious topics in the Australian political debate – nuclear power.

Byron Bay residents could form Australia’s first community-owned, not-for-profit, clean energy generator and retailer.

Volcanic ash all along Eastern Australia is helping researchers learn about climate change and mass extinction during the Permian period, about 250 million years ago.

Two billion pixels have come together to form the most comprehensive three-dimensional view of Australia ever.

Australian scientists have used an underwater robot to show that Antarctic sea ice may be thicker than previously thought.

A sustainability expert at an Australian university has been championed by the United Nations.

There is very little support for the Queensland Government’s plan to deregulate water for mining companies.

The plague has killed at least 40 people in Madagascar in recent months.

Environmental concerns have come into play in BHP’s decision to split itself in two.

Attempts to visualise the size and shape of the universe have boggled even history’s greatest minds, but it is getting easier.

A fiery Senate estimates hearing in Canberra has seen former treasurer Peter Costello forced to defend the Future Fund's investment decisions.

A former NSW Labor minister has been ordered to appear in court over allegations of dodgy mining deals.

Three Melbourne councils have joined forces to sidestep state and federal energy policies, buying power directly from renewable providers.

The story of a beached whale, an expensive clean-up and an angry council has taken a bizarre turn.

The West Australian Government has unveiled plans to close more than 100 remote (primarily Indigenous) communities and move the residents to better-serviced areas.

Coral spawning has been used to judge the potential effects of dredge spoil and pesticide pollution on marine environments.

Japan will kill just 333 minke whales in the Southern Ocean next year, after it unveiled its reduced whaling “research” programme.

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