It was not until the 1980s that the environment became a priority for the chemical industry, and it was the industry's bid to clean up that gave birth to 'green chemistry'.
Glencore has admitted responsibility for air pollution in Mount Isa, but its latest report puts the onus on residents to minimise their exposure to lead contamination in their homes.
Australia needs stronger policy aimed at curbing air pollution, but the options currently on the table fall short. For now, we could all aim to drive less and turn off the engine when the car is idle.
Lead contamination remains a persistent issue in urban soils.
Australia will almost certainly miss its water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef.
Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastic enter our oceans each year.
Extracting coal seam gas produces billions of litres of water. A new CSIRO report suggests that, when treated, this water can be pumped back underground.
Australia is lagging behind 35 other nations in ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury Pollution.
Cape Grim's air pollution station has recorded some of the biggest changes to the world's atmosphere over the past 40 years.
We're going to miss the Great Barrier Reef's water quality targets unless we help farmers better
Do you ever feel that the weather is worse on the weekend? Well you might be right!
Jeffrey Sachs wants to press governments to follow through on their promises.
Do environmental regulations help or hurt the economy? Democrats and Republicans sharply disagree. Six of our experts consider whether we have too much or too little regulation.
Digital devices are ubiquitous. A new film looks at where they come from, who makes them, and where they end up when they're discarded.
The oceans are filled with sounds produced by animals. However, a recent study shows that ocean sounds are diminishing due to nutrient pollution and ocean acidification.
Siberia's red river reminds us that mining for minerals and metals can still compromise the environment.
Waste plastic affects marine life significantly but better education and recyclable plastics could go a long way in resolving this issue.
The ACCC has launched proceedings against VW for allegedly misleading consumers. But consumers won't be directly compensated from the case.
An expert panel has announced that we truly are living in the geological era defined by humanity's fingerprint. But is it as simple as that, and does it leave "Anthropocene science" open to attack?
Without careful policy consideration the rise of artisanal and small-scale mining in resource rich African countries stands to disturb agricultural activity and associated livelihoods.