A huge swathe of Australia baked in mid-40 degree heat on Friday, with more records likely to be broken at the tail-end of a heatwave that set a slew of national highs last month.

The Australian government has condemned Japan's "regrettable" decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial whaling.

The Sydney basin faces the prospect of more coal mining after the Berejiklian government issued the first new exploration licence in the region in more than two decades, and extended several other

The driest start to a year in five decades and a dimming outlook for better-than-average rainfall in coming months have prompted the Berejiklian government to declare all of NSW to be in drought.

For Father Peter Smith, the choice of adding solar panels to his presbytery roof in inner-Sydney's Leichhardt wasn't just about cost savings but also protecting the environment.

Sydney was blanketed in a smoky haze on Tuesday morning, after weekend hazard reduction burns left parts of the city with air quality so poor it was more than twice the hazardous level, and more th

Corals in the Great Barrier Reef have a lower tolerance to heat stress than expected, contributing to a permanent transformation of the mix of species in some of most pristine regions, a team of in

Firefighters are continuing to battle a blaze that has burnt more than 2000 hectares of bushland in the Royal National Park south of Sydney since Saturday.

A record summer in Sydney and a series of early-season heatwaves helped make 2017 the city's thirstiest year since 2004, Sydney Water said.

The Baird government has approved the expansion of the most aggressive coal mine in the Special Areas of Greater Sydney's catchment despite not knowing the compounding impact it will have on water

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