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The receding waters of Lake Pamamaroo which makes up part of the Menindee Lakes system (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Open the floodgates: get ready for another fight about water

A new inquiry will look at Australia's water: one of the most vitriolic and dangerous policy areas in this bone-dry yet also flood-prone country.

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Let ’er rip! Snowy 2.0 project now an integrity test for Gladys Berejiklian

As the NSW Government pushes ahead with planning approval for Snowy 2.0, experts are worried the benefits won't outweigh the costs.

How the environment could save the economy, post-pandemic

With the economic cost of climate inaction not an option, green research and development may be just the thing to jumpstart an economy ravaged by coronavirus.

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The bags are back: health concerns and cheap oil sees plastic make a comeback 

The lower price of crude, as well as fear about the coronavirus, is helping fuel a resurgence of single-use plastics. But it doesn't have to be permanent.

Anti-logging protesters outside Victorian Parliament in 2017. (Image: AAP/Joe Castro)

Taking out the trash: what's been hidden under the cover of COVID-19?

Crikey takes a look at the bills and changes governments have been sneaking through while we're all distracted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Were Craig Kelly's stats correct during the bushfire crisis?

Craig Kelly really made the rounds during the bushfire crisis. But the data didn't fully back up his claims...

Who are the 75 Australian 'scientists and professionals' who say there is no climate emergency?

Who is behind the latest petition attempting to throw doubt on the science of climate change — and who are the Australian signatories?

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Labor's 'zero carbon emissions by 2050' promise is a fantasy. Here's why

It sounds promising. But this is really just a tactic, and it's totally inconsistent with the science.

Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Darren England)

No, minister, 250 people haven't been charged with arson

In the context of the current bushfire crisis, there is simply no evidence that arson was responsible.

Former CFA chief officer Russell Rees gives evidence at the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission (Image: AAP/Paul Rovere)

History set to repeat itself in royal commission into Black Summer

Decades of fires and dozens of reviews, inquiries and royal commissions have taught us to not hold our breath over the upcoming royal commission into the 2020 bushfire crisis.