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Scientists are struggling to figure out what to do with the mountains of plastic that are polluting the environment but Angelina Arora might have found a solution.
The Federal Government announced today it will establish a $1 billion Grid Reliability Fund to improve the reliability and stability of the electricity network.
The Federal Government will today announce a $1 billion fund for new energy generation projects in order to help make the grid more reliable.
Naomi Klein has been calling for radical action on climate for years, could the Green New Deal make that happen?
There were extraordinary scenes in Melbourne on Tuesday, with clashes between protesters and police outside an international mining conference.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has delivered the first of a series of headland policy speeches, putting the party's post-election focus squarely on jobs.
Up to 40,000 people across Australia will seek compensation from the Commonwealth over land contamination from chemicals leached from Defence Department bases into nearby properties and waterways. Residents and businesses claim the contamination has left them trapped in devalued properties with water they can't drink or land they can't fully use. It will be the largest ever open class action in Australia.
In the late 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, Australia made a brief but audacious bid to enter the nuclear arms race, by manufacturing a bomb
Leeton Shire Mayor Paul Maytom speaks with RN Breakfast on the need for a long-term plan on drought, linking drought policy and water reform to future climate change.
The Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley will today announce a review of the nation's environmental laws, as conservation scientists warn of an "extinction crisis".
Remembering George Seddon, an extraordinary polymath who radically rethought our relationship with the environment.
Might we be to blame for the rise and rise of misinformation or fake news? How can effectively stop or slow down climate change? It won't be at the supermarket but it may be at the ballot box. What happened when Indonesia proposed a no sex for unmarried couples rule? Is putting up your dukes better than picking up a gun?
More than 240 conservation scientists have penned an open letter to the Prime Minister warning of 'alarming' declines in biodiversity across Australia.
Dean of Science Emma Johnston laments at the unsustainable nature of the world we’ve created.
This week we take a lesson from school of the air, and ask how much would you pay for rain?
Agriculture in the firing line of Senate Estimates, Government receives advice on drought policy, Investigations follow release of northern Basin flow report and Kimberley town breaks a world record.
It's only as big as a tea bag, plays dead if you pick it up, and landowners don't even know they have an endangered animal in their backyard.
The chief of one of Australia's biggest energy companies will today call for a national energy policy to help boost investment in batteries, pumped hydro and gas plants.
A West Australian community has become the first in Australia to be taken off the grid and supplied with renewable energy by the Horizon Power company.
Science Minister Karen Andrews joins RN Breakfast to speak on NASA's plans to put a human on Mars, and ideas for Australia's struggling recycling industry.