Rehabilitating old mines is a crucial responsibility for the industry. But many Australian mine sites have been simply left alone or left for the taxpayer to fix.
Labor has said it would introduce an emissions trading scheme for large emitters. PolicyCheck unpacks the detail and provenance of this proposed plan.
The alpine landscapes of Australia's southeast and Tasmania are home to hundreds of rare plants and animals. They're healthy for now, but need careful looking after.
This summer's record-breaking coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was made 175 times more likely thanks to climate change.
Australia's snow season is notoriously fickle - so what determines whether we'll get a good fall?
Labor's detailed climate policy is ambitious, but it remains to be seen if it will capture the voters.
Termite damage costs Australian homes at least a billion dollars each year – but they are absolutely vital for ecosystems.
The statistic that bleaching has been seen in 93% of surveyed areas of the Great Barrier Reef has sparked worldwide coverage - not all of it accurate.
Half of the world's vegetated land has got greener in the past 30 years, mostly driven by rising CO2.
Green infrastructure can be delivered relatively easily using existing planning processes. The main obstacle could be psychological: planners are wary of disruption to embedded practices.
Sir David Attenborough has issued a call the save the Great Barrier Reef.
Forecasting drought should be about more than weather – to help those likely to be hit hardest, we need financial and even health data too.
More than 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement in New York on April 22. But enough countries will also need to ratify the treaty domestically before it can become international law.
Wildfire makes up about 4% of the greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere each year.
Climate justice is becoming an increasingly important part of climate action.
Hot spots occur at the scale of where people live – the building, the street, the block – which means urban design and building materials have profound implications for our health and well-being.
Australia will be one of more than 160 nations formally signing the Paris climate agreement in New York this week. But delivering on those promises is what really counts.
The global economy is already unsustainable – let alone if it gets bigger.
Grunting, growling, hissing, screeching: if your home is making these noises, you probably have possums.
Over the past few years many companies have committed to sustainable palm oil. But that is threatened by a growing alliance between industry and government.
This summer has seen Tasmania suffer through drought, bushfires, floods and the worst marine heatwave on record. Is this what life under a climate-changed future will be like?
We're set to hear very little about nature conservation in Australia's upcoming election campaign. Here's why that's a huge oversight.
Over the past year Australia's greenhouse gas emissions from electricity rose 2.7%.
American firms were warned about global warming way back in 1968. And Australia wasn't far behind, despite the slow pace of action in the decades since.
Nature is dispersed through our cities, even if we don’t notice it. And there's abundant evidence that engaging with nature, even in urban settings, is good for us.