The CSIRO will split its climate science into two, creating a special unit based in Hobart but leaving in doubt the future of at least 50 climate researchers.

The giant coral bleaching event that is devastating wide swathes of the Great Barrier Reef has extended all the way south to Sydney Harbour, researchers say.

Allegations of bribery and corruption will further mire controversial land reclamation projects across Indonesia, already hotly contested by locals and environmentalists.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given approval for "ecological thinning" trials in a new national park on the Murray River, a move green groups say marks the first time logging has been

CSIRO scientists say deep staffing cuts facing key divisions constitute "a real crisis for all environmental science" in the organisation, amid mounting international criticism.

Long-term funding of the Turnbull government's keystone climate policy remains in doubt as mixed messages emerged from the government about whether further funds will be allocated beyond the curren

A minor earthquake that rattled a small Snowy Mountains town on Sunday morning was felt as far north as Weston Creek in Canberra, a senior seismologist says.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it suspects a link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a rare birth defect involving abnormally small heads, but so far the evidence is circumstantial

This week, the acting Cities Minister announced a federal government pledge to increase tree coverage in Australian cities each decade to 2050, an effort to "green" and "cool" the city.

Flint, Michigan: The longest line at Freeman Elementary School's Family Fun Night was not for face painting or food. It was for lead testing.