Mosquitoes are transferring microplastics eaten in water into birds and other non-marine animals.
Climate change poses a threat to our mental health. Building connected communities is one way to combat a rise in suicide rates as global temperatures increase.
A Labor government would introduce a permanent gas export control trigger that could be pulled when prices were too high, not just when a shortfall is forecast.
The government is also dropping its attempt to scrap the energy supplement for new welfare entrants.
Tuesday's party room mood reflected the sense most Coalition MPs have that to save marginal seats and give the government its best chance of survival, they need to unite behind Turnbull.
The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Abbott and Turnbull over the NEG, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on Monday.
A jury concluded on Aug. 10 that exposure to the herbicide Roundup caused Dewayne Johnson's cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. Thousands more claims are pending.
Federal energy minister says his state counterparts have moved closer to approving the National Energy Guarantee, but no one signed on the dotted line at Friday's crunch talks.
Victoria has again shifted the goal posts in the battle over the NEG suggesting parliament should pass the federal government's emissions reduction legislation ahead of states signing onto the NEG.
Meanwhile, underlining that next week will see a tough internal debate, Liberal backbencher Tony Pasin has contradicted Malcolm Turnbull’s statement that the NEG had already been endorsed by the party room.
On Monday the Labor states were jibbing at agreeing even in principle to the NEG mechanism at Friday's COAG energy council meeting, ahead of Malcolm Turnbull showing he can deliver his party room.
The Victorian Labor government's cabinet will consider on Monday a raft of demands around the National Energy Guarantee ahead of a crucial federal-state energy ministers' meeting later this week.
“We won't support a scheme that leaves the states in the dark and leaves us all hostage to the extremists in Turnbull's party room,” D'Ambrosio will say.
Preliminary results of a study have shown microplastics have reached in a newly revealed Antarctic environment.
The ACCC says the electricity market is facing its most challenging time, with the present situation being unacceptable and unsustainable.
Delivering the Bob Carter Commemorative Lecture in Melbourne, Abbott said: ''Withdrawing from the Paris agreement that is driving the NEG would be the best way to keep prices down and employment up"
It's hard to measure the value of a tree, but scientists equipped with lasers have come one step closer.
Malcolm Turnbull and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg had clear Coalition party room support on Tuesday to decisively stare down a fresh sortie by Tony Abbott on the National Energy Guarantee.
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise, rice plants produce fewer vitamins and other key nutrients. This could worsen hunger, malnutrition, child stunting and other diet-related health problems.
New study confirms fears that the island's native wildlife can be poisoned by introduced Asian toads.
Pyroclastic flows are biggest danger in these eruptions.
Are you stressed? Of course you are. Read about awesome plants instead.
Seagrass meadows play a significant role in supporting world fishery productivity.
But often these new 'forests' have only grown thanks to increased deforestation abroad.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
The federal government is confident that states will sign up to the National Energy Guarantee, with a final decision now timetabled for August.