At a conservative estimate, people around the world are consuming a credit card's-worth of microplastic every week, according to a new study.
From nets that catch litter coming out of storm drains to roads made of recycled rubbish, some small West Australian councils are attracting global attention for their environmental ideas.
In Central Australia, one of the largest and most pristine desert river systems on the planet is flooding, but with the water and wildlife comes a message from locals: the Lake Eyre Basin needs protecting.
The Landcare movement has the ability to unite farmers and environmentalists, but it hasn't received much attention in an election campaign infatuated with climate change.
A Murray-Darling Basin community leader says the former agriculture minister originally opposed water purchases as the Queensland Government suggests there was a better deal.
Labor says it will push ahead with plans to set up an inquiry into the contentious taxpayer-funded water buybacks, after a request for documents was not met on Tuesday.
The election campaign has been diverted towards a controversy around water buybacks in the Murray-Darling.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison maintains Barnaby Joyce did not breach any rules when he approved a controversial water buyback deal in 2017.
As we write, the situation in the lower Darling remains dire, and there is a risk of further fish deaths if there are no significant inflows to the river.
The parched landscape of outback South Australia is being rejuvenated by floodwaters flowing from the Channel Country towards Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.