A crossbench Senate inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has held hearing in Broken Hill.

The drought gripping farms in Queensland and New South Wales is spreading, with Murray Darling irrigators set to feel the strain too.

Police say vandals have caused the loss of millions of litres of water in WA, after they tampered with a dam valve in the state’s south-west.

Some areas of central Queensland have scored high on a new water quality report card, but that could be because they do not actually monitor water quality.

A hydrologist from the University of Newcastle hydrologist says toxic chemicals from the contaminated Williamtown Air Force may have leached into Newcastle’s water supply.

Advanced equipment at a new research facility launched this week will allow scientists to better understand the relationship between the wind, ocean and sky.

The New South Wales Government says it will spend $16 million on new, science-based approaches to preventing shark attacks.

Nearly 100 workers at a WA Water Corporation maintenance project have been exposed to asbestos particles, but authorities say it is not as bad as it seems.

An enterprising developer has a bold plan for South Australia’s Port River – floating accommodation.

Authorities have officially recognised a case of cancer caused by clean-up work at the Fukushima power plant.

Japan is ignoring an international ruling and resuming whaling in Antarctic waters.

A group of outgoing Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) leaders say the ACT’s water prices will rise “substantially” by 2018.

An industry lobby says selling-off SA Water would raise up to $13 billion for the struggling South Australian economy.

A Queensland scientist is crowdsourcing data collection for a study on manta rays.

Australian researchers have developed a new, cheap, non-toxic polymer that sucks mercury out of water and soil.

The $16 billion Adani Carmichael coal mine has been approved under a new set of environmental conditions.

University studies have found no negative environmental impacts from coal seam gas exploration in a key NSW catchment.

Humans are changing the natural balance in oceans in many more ways than previously thought, research suggests.

Experts want irrigators and other water-users to speak out about their stresses and pressures.

Senate crossbenchers say Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should stop the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, until the social and economic consequences of its implementation are better understood.

The Queensland Government will get tips on good water use in rural areas from the people who have been managing it the longest.

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