A new study says Australia’s first human inhabitants may have shared their home with giant killer lizards.

Billionaire Elon Musk - co-founder of electric car company Tesla Motors - says climate change will bring about a refugee crisis of catastrophic proportion.

Media reports this week have highlighted fears that a series of ponds containing heavy metals and cyanide at an abandoned mining site could spill into a river that feeds the Murray-Darling Basin.

There is strong speculation that Queensland’s Labor Government will backtrack on an election pledge and keep controversial water reforms that help big miners.

Scientists have discovered a new species of highly-venomous snake and unsurprisingly, it lives in Australia.

“There is liquid water today on the surface of Mars,” came the announcement overnight from Michael Meyer, the lead scientist on NASA’s Mars exploration programme.

Nanoengineers have unveiled a new type of microscopic motor that runs on enzymes, and could one day help clean the Earth’s oceans.

A case brought by NuCoal Resources against the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has been rejected by the Supreme Court.

Royal Dutch Shell has stopped its controversial search for oil off the Alaskan coast, leading environmentalists to claim a huge victory.

Insiders say Volkswagen's staff and suppliers knew about software designed to thwart emissions tests years ago.

The Wilderness Society has questioned a deal that will see energy giant Chevron pay for CSIRO’s research ship Investigator to conduct oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight.

The Tasmanian Greens are walking a fine line between two of their major policy areas – announcing their opposition to an experimental renewable energy system in a Wilderness World Heritage Area (WWHA).

Local engineers are working on a device that could greatly reduce the amount of water that outback power generators need.

Josh Frydenberg, the new Resources and Energy Minister and Minister for Northern Australia, is heading to the top of the country to push for new opportunities.

Some bizarre claims have been made this week, as South Australian senator Anne Ruston is welcomed to her new role as assistant minister for agriculture and water resources.

The latest Great Barrier Reef marine environment report card says the overall condition of inshore areas is pretty poor.

A troupe of New South Wales rice growers have visited the USA to learn how to avoid the damage done in regions like California.

Increasing severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause more storms that lead to extreme coastal flooding and erosion across the Pacific Ocean, a new study says.

UPDATE 23/09 - Volkswagen has now admitted installing its dodgy emissions test “defeat devices” in 11 million clean diesel cars sold worldwide, the vast majority of which were in Europe.

The world's biggest trade union says US energy giant Chevron has been profit-shifting to drive down the tax it pays in Australia.

The new Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia - Josh Frydenberg - says renewable energy will be a “key part” of the Federal Government's energy platform.

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