As fire has engulfed the leaking West Atlas oil rig, further complicating the environmental catastrophe, a recent report from WWF suggests marine life off the Kimberly coastline is under huge threat from the spill.
Steering clear of genetically modified foods may soon be easier for shoppers, with both an independent review into food labelling on the way and a new guide to GM-free companies being launched.
Over the next two years, one in every two Australian households will consider making the switch to solar water heating, according to a recent survey.
In the face of climate change, conservation biologists are setting minimum population size targets too low to prevent the extinction of endangered plants animals, according to an Australian study.
The worldwide fishing quota of Southern bluefin tuna has been cut by 20 per cent, following difficult negotiations at last week's meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna in South Korea.
A uniform, national approach to organic and biodynamic standards for farmers and producers has been announced, and is hoped to offer a new level of certainty and assurance for eco-minded shoppers.
Bickering between state governments has left Australian water supplies in a perilous state, according to a new report by the National Water Commission.
The importance of green spaces has been highlighted in a new study that finds communing with nature makes us better people.
The only report in the world to document the planet's known plant and animal species - all 1,899,587 of them - has been compiled by Australian researchers.