At a conservative estimate, people around the world are consuming a credit card's-worth of microplastic every week, according to a new study.
The newly sworn-in Water Minister David Littleproud is to order ACCC inquiry into water trading in southern basin.
Maritime safety standards in Australia are compromised and putting lives at risk because the peak regulator is too busy "processing paperwork" and not checking unsafe vessels, a new report by an international marine organisation alleges.
As the water dries up in drought-affected Australia, so does the money that keeps many country towns afloat.
Major industrial operators in western NSW are being warned they will have their water allocations reduced within weeks as dam levels plummet.
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.
Water levels in dams are dropping faster than they have in decades, according to new research by Sydney Water — edging Sydney closer to the re-introduction of water restrictions.
Barnaby Joyce's suggestion to redirect floodwater to arid parts of the country would be costly, impractical and probably ineffective, experts told RMIT ABC Fact Check.
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.