Environmental News

Australia heavily relies on the work of Indigenous rangers to meet our conservation targets, but they’re being short-changed by federal government funding.
One million of the world's species are now under threat of extinction, according to the biggest-ever review of the state of nature on Earth. Among a vast number of alarming findings is that the average population size of native species in most habitats on land has fallen by at least 20 per cent, mostly since 1900.
DNA is pretty well everywhere. Not just in your cells, not just at crime scenes, but in the very air we breathe and the water we drink. Rivers and lakes contain a veritable 'soup' of DNA that's washed off any living creatures in the area.
Hundreds of fish have died near an internationally-recognised lake in eastern Victoria. Regulators and water managers have blamed "natural causes" such as salinity for the death of adult carp in the main drain of Lake Wellington near Sale.
The Labor policy has focused on a series of reverse auctions, managed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and the creation of new funds for network upgrades to manage renewable integration.
The Yarra River's environmental health is being put at risk due to litter, pollution and invasive species, with nearly 180 tonnes of rubbish being collected from the river system over a four-year period, a report has warned.
Artist Jill Sampson has collaborated with hundreds of people to create an exhibition featuring 153 bird species found within the Bimblebox Nature Refuge in central-west Queensland.
Norway’s Statkraft, one of Europe’s largest producers of renewable energy, is pressing ahead with plans to build its first ever floating solar facility.
A rare hoodwinker sunfish that washed ashore at a Californian beach left scientists baffled when they could not identify it. The fish can grow up to three metres in length and weigh more than 2 tonnes
Since colonisation, a dizzying array of Australia’s native species and ecosystems have been altered or removed altogether. It therefore seems natural to consider the idea of restoring what’s been lost – a process termed “rewilding”.