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Solar cells may soon be able to deliver energy as both heat and electricity, thanks to a new project at the Australian National University.
More than 90 countries, including Australia, have agreed upon a new treaty designed to stop illegal fishing around the world.
The Northern Territory has recorded its hottest ever winter month on record, while records are also being broken in global temperature figures.
A new, $2.3 million Australian research hub has been launched to fast-track the creation of clean alternative fuels.
New research has revealed that global warming could lead to a dramatic reduction in Australia's alpine environments and ski fields over the next 50 years.
The world's last remaining pristine forests - which hold about one-third of the world's stored carbon - are under increasing threat, a team of international researchers has found.
The large oil spill wallowing off the coast of Darwin may take as long as eight weeks to clean up, comes with a hefty dollar price tag and is causing immeasurable environmental damage, experts have said.
Cadbury Australia today announced plans for its Dairy Milk range to achieve Fairtrade certification by Easter 2010.
Australian solar cell researchers have played a key role in achieving the highest efficiency for solar power ever recorded, setting a new world record of 43 per cent of sunlight converted into electricity.
Massive burning of forests for agriculture thousands of years ago may have increased atmospheric carbon dioxide enough to alter global temperatures, US researchers have suggested.