Study reveals ‘quite disturbing’ contamination of Tasmanian lakes

Tasmania trades on its reputation for unspoiled and beautiful natural landscapes — but a recent study shows some lakes in the state's Wilderness World Heritage Area have metal contamination levels among the highest ever recorded.

Ocean shopping-trolley graveyard and the rising cost of cleaning it up

A regional council left with a massive bill for removing 500 trolleys from an underwater graveyard near its wharf says it could force major retailers Coles and Woolworths to pay.

Worker recovers in hospital as union demands action over Campbellfield chemical blaze

The Australian Workers' Union demands tougher regulation following Friday's blaze at a waste storage business that injured two workers and spewed thick black smoke over Melbourne.