Battery-powered boats could cut pollution and diesel fuel costs, according to a former Olympian visiting Australia to promote the technology.
Low levels of PFAS chemicals have been found near a water supply in regional NSW, but authorities say there is no risk to health.
Tiny toxic particles from tyres are polluting the stormwater that flows into Australian waterways, but scientists say there are simple solutions available.
A new international study has found some freshwater lakes are more affected by microplastics than the ocean, with one in Australia among the most polluted.
Wild tiger snakes in Perth appear to be suffering the effects of exposure to long-lived, toxic PFAS chemicals.
Seaweed filters have been installed off Queensland in a bid to improve water quality on the Great Barrier Reef and thwart the spread of a destructive starfish.
Traditional owners and Rallen Australia, which owns cattle stations in the Beetaloo, are worried a mining company is breaching its own environmental plan.
Coastal species are living and breeding on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and raising the prospect of a new kind of ecological community.
Three-quarters of the waste littering Australia's coastline is now plastic with authorities yet to fully assess the risk posed by the pollution.
Scientists say humans are suffering untold harm from plastics, ranging from cancer and reproductive damage to the loss of intelligence that defines humanity.
Coal miner Bravus admits it has more work to do to ensure planned underground mining at it's Carmichael site dosen't impact nearby Doongmabulla Springs.
A second state has banned the release of helium balloons, with others urged to follow suit and end the devastating toll they take on wildlife.
University of Queensland researchers have worked out how to harness the power of magnets to strip toxic PFAS chemicals from contaminated water.
Adelaide's rivers and creeks are acting as conveyor belts for microplastic pollution and fast fashion could be a big part of the problem, a study has found.
Queensland needs a new watchdog to assess and make determinations about the impacts of gas production subsidence on farms, a new report says.
Drinking water straight from the tap in Melbourne is a rejuvenating choice with the city taking out top honours in the Best Tasting Tap-water nationwide.
The Commonwealth government has been advised to reject a controversial coal seam gas project in Queensland, which poses risks to endangered turtle species.
Polluted and neglected, the rivers that run through Australia's biggest cities are being transformed from barren drains to crucial wildlife habitats.
A three year study of plastic waste in the central Great Barrier Reef area has found there is a risk to marine organisms from plastic exposure.
Tanya Plibersek will have her first chance to demonstrate Australia's green leadership ambitions at a UN conference on ocean conservation in Portugal.
Australia and other nations have agreed to pursue a binding treaty to deal with the plastics crisis but the process is expected to be complex and contentious.
Australian researchers say the mass of rubbish in the world's oceans is costing the global marine economy $A30 billion a year. And that could be just the start.