Asbestos-tainted mulch is to blame for the closure of a primary school in Sydney's southwest and the cancellation of a major Mardi Gras festival event.
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The question of what to do with electric car batteries when they reach the end of their useful lives is being discussed in Australia as a deadline looms.
A day after WA Premier Mark McGowan cited exhaustion for his departure, Queensland's Annastacia Palaszczuk says she still has the energy to keep going.
The former CEO of a Sydney waste firm caught fixing prices in a criminal cartel still advises the company's management team as a "consultant".
Activists and farmers have raised concerns about a plan to allow coal seam gas companies to store their waste salt in lined landfill sites.
As aged care homes nationwide struggle to manage incontinence pad waste, an Australia-first trial has propped an oxgyen-less oven as the solution.
Striking garbage workers have left 35,000 bins uncollected in inner-Sydney, wreaking havoc on residents' sense of smell and hygiene.
A new battery recycling scheme is off to a flying start in Australia in a win for the environment and the reuse of precious resources.
The historical technique may be the solution to Australia's textile waste problem, one scientist says.
An array of mechanisms are in play to cut emissions, with new laws simply setting a framework for detailed climate response tools that are yet to be argued out.
The 2022/23 federal budget has confirmed $1 billion for the Great Barrier Reef over the next decade, but the environmental spend has also attracted criticism.
As the kids of Australia head back to school, a Sydney family is forging ahead with a sustainable solution to the mountains of tired old uniforms they produce.