Sparrows in the mining towns of Broken Hill and Mount Isa have adapted to avoid the uptake of lead, according to a new genetic study of the birds.
Airservices Australia's internal briefing documents show the government agency knew it had contaminated airports across the country yet chose to publicly downplay its responsibility, the ABC can reveal.
Firefighters working at airports across Australia have been found with elevated levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in their blood, with some returning levels 10 to 20 times higher than the general population, documents obtained by the ABC under freedom of information laws reveal.
China, the world's biggest polluter, pledges to drastically cut its use of fossil fuels and increase renewable energy by 20 per cent by 2030. But many question whether the rhetoric is matching reality.
A veggie patch planted near a home with old paint or next to a major road is more likely to have soil with an elevated level of lead, a new study has found.
It turns out recycling is not so simple, and there are major problems in the Australian industry. Industry leaders say there are some very simple ways it can be repaired.
Researchers say the concentration of plastic waste in the European Arctic is now comparable or even higher than in more urban and populated areas.
The Federal Government could soon face class action compensation claims in New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory over groundwater contamination at Army air bases.