They argued the NSW Environment Protection Authority should take action on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. In an Aussie first, the court agreed.
Most Americans support clean energy in principle, but what will they do when wind turbines or high-voltage transmission lines come to town?
Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.
In principle, some portion of the shoreline is public land along virtually all US coasts. But these can sometimes overlap with private property interests, creating confusion and conflict.
Environmental destruction remains an unofficial crime, but activists and scholars want it recognised.
Australia has one of the worst track records in the world for species extinctions. The federal government’s proposed changes could weaken our already inadequate environment law.
Timber company VicForests won its appeal last week and logging is set to resume. Let’s take a look at the dramatic implications for wildlife and the law.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
Landmark case highlights the conflict between immediate climate action and a gradual transition to renewables.
Environmental activists have been advocating for piecemeal legal change for decades. But a more fundamental rewrite of the law is needed.
These teens are finding creative avenues to pursue action, even if it means taking a long shot. And beating the odds is exactly how the law tends to evolve.
Climate-related financial risks have already entered the corporate boardroom. With this case, they’ve now come knocking at the government’s door.
Up to 8,000 spectacled flying-foxes, around 12% of the species’ population, will be forced to leave their home in central Cairns.
A law to fast-track development consents is being fast-tracked itself. Before it’s too late, politicians should insist on greater protection against long-term environmental damage.
How Zambian farmers won the right to pursue claims in UK courts – and why UK polluters should be worried
Our environmental laws work in the favour of mining interests – even when the industry itself claims otherwise.
Without a clear framework within which decisions can be made, heritage resources will forever be threatened by development.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster set new records for holding polluters to account. But it had much less impact on laws regulating offshore drilling or US oil dependence.
A 2006 Supreme Court ruling created widespread confusion about which wetlands and other waters are federally protected. The Trump administration’s latest action isn’t likely to clear things up.
Climate activists are using the ‘extraordinary emergency’ of climate change as a legal defence to justify law breaking.