London: Climate change is forcing England to reassess its flood defences in the face of unprecedented river level surges, one of the British government's most senior environment officials says.

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the global climate accord reached in Paris will spur massive investment in American technology for renewable energy.

If you've never thought about how a whale's poo affects you, the time is now.

Deloitte Access Economics has warned of a "deflationary pulse" wending its way through the global economy, with the world "awash in supply" of hard commodities, just as the Turnbull government has

More lives are saved and casualties rescued by local people than outsiders in disasters around the world, a new report says.

Commercial fishing would be allowed in sensitive coral reefs and pristine waters off Australia under advice set to be presented to the Turnbull government that discards landmark marine protections,

If the environmental footprint made by the world tourism industry was compared to the footprint of a country, tourism would be the fifth biggest polluter worldwide, a report into the industry has f

The man promoting a controversial underground gold mine near Majors Creek was in charge of an Australian mine in the Philippines which discharged cyanide-laden waste into creeks, killing fish and o

Major mines, ports and other projects are assessed for their future potential impact on nationally important parts of the environment. Photo: Robert Rough

Meteorologists are churning through the alphabet to come up with new names for storms, as what US space agency NASA dubs the "tropical train" spawns yet another cyclone.