The CSIRO is warning that an ancient and nationally significant springs complex could be permanently dried up under the mining giant's plan to drain billions of litres of groundwater annually.
The controversial McArthur River Mine operation is once again in the spotlight after former workers say they regularly witnessed barges spill lead-zinc concentrate into the sea while transferring it to export ships in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Off the Great Australian Bight, deep beneath the surface is a reef you might not know about. It's bigger than the Great Barrier Reef, more populated with wild sea life, and it's open for drilling.
Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, has lead a protest of hundreds of people campaigning against Norweign company Equinor drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
A NSW Government department has raised grave fears about plans for a new coal mine south of Sydney, predicting groundwater impacts that are unparalleled in the state.
The cost of rehabilitating the mine on the doorstep of the World-Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park will be almost $300 million higher than previous estimates, Energy Resources of Australia concedes.
The Australian Conservation Foundation launches a legal challenge to a decision to bypass environmental impact assessment of Adani's licence to use up to 12.5 billion litres of water a year for its central Queensland coal mine project.
Indian energy giant Adani announces its Carmichael mine and rail project in central Queensland will go ahead — and will be 100 per cent self-financed.
WA Premier Mark McGowan lifts a moratorium on the controversial practice of fracking, but promises a ban on the process will be maintained in the Perth, Peel and South West regions.