Australia’s biodiversity strategy a global embarrassment, green groups say
Extinction prevention plan branded ‘deeply inadequate’ after environment department publishes paper without targets

Swallowed by the sea
Nick Kristof
You doubt climate change? Come to this island — but hurry, before it disappears.

Oil and gas exploration drought to end
An offshore exploration revival is on the cards this year, but experts warn against expecting activity to return to pre-2014 levels.

Walking to school not popular with Australian families
New figures from the LiveLighter public health campaign reveal Australian adults’ strong reliance on cars as transport

Green wall vertical gardens can slash household temperatures, UniSA study finds
“Green” walls on house exteriors are becoming the coolest way to reduce electricity bills and heat inside the home.

Electric car plans spark showdown
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg is facing a partyroom showdown over his support for electric vehicles in Australia.

One area where the banks are getting it right: curbing coal
Clancy Yeates

Roadside hard rubbish is a story of a greedy and ungrateful society
Rex Jory
It is a modern tragedy, a story of a greedy and ungrateful society which has lost its sense of value and worth

Heatwave tests grid to limit
Australian editorial
An energy-rich nation should not be in danger of blackouts.

Sydney traffic jam delivers blessing in disguise
Samantha Dickfos
For some, it’s the stuff of nightmares, stuck driving through unseasonal rain, with dodgy windscreen wipers that sound like alpacas hacking up phlegm and only your grandparents for company. It proved a blessing in disguise.

Sydney transport planners off rails with metro plans
Dick Day

ACT Auditor-General’s probe into LDA rural land purchases widens

Braidwood fire ‘contained’

Malcolm Turnbull pledges $60m to protect Great Barrier Reef
Scientists will turbocharge the evolution of super-coral to help prevent mass bleaching, with a multi-pronged Turnbull Government plan to help future-proof the Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland Green flexes muscle
Queensland’s first Greens MP has signalled his environmental intentions.

Don’t believe all you read about the Adani mine and its potential effect on Queensland. But do accept that man-made climate change is real

Record low bird count as algae chokes Coorong wetlands
Thick algae is affecting shorebirds’ migration to southern Australia, a researcher warns, as he questions whether Australia is meeting its international wetlands protection obligations.

South Australian heatwave sparks push for national energy plan
South Australia’s demand for east coast power surged during last week’s sweltering temperatures, reigniting the debate over national energy policy.

SA Election 2018: Opposition Leader Steven Marshall announces $5 million for new reef and beach protection
Three new artificial reefs would be built along the state’s coastline to help fishos hunting whiting, snapper and southern calamari under a Liberal Party campaign pledge.

South Australian marine parks: Five-year status report shows large fish numbers, no economic impact

Reliance on wind power exposed
South Australia will have more blackouts if it continues to rely on wind power.

Indigenous women help tag endangered turtles in WA for first time
Aboriginal women from WA’s Gascoyne are involved in tagging endangered loggerhead turtles on Dirk Hartog Island for the first time.

The war on plastics
Ireland has moved from laggard to European leader in recycling waste packaging over the past 20 years

Federal official suggests Florida is not exempt from Trump offshore oil drilling plan after all
Florida is still under consideration for offshore oil drilling, a top Interior Department official said Friday, contradicting an announcement last week from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that energy exploration off the coast of Florida was “off the table.”

Class war in the American west: the rich landowners blocking access to public lands
Private landowners present a rising threat to the millions of acres set aside for public use by blocking access to public lands

Trump administration could be sued over pesticide threat to orca and salmon
Fishing industry and environmentalists mull lawsuits
EPA tried to delay report detailing chemicals’ harm to wildlife

Britain risks losing green protections after Brexit
Friends of the Earth, National Trust and others voice ‘serious concerns’ that UK will not cooperate with EU

How blockchain is strengthening tuna traceability to combat illegal fishing
Candice Visser and Quentin Hanich, University of Wollongong