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Brisbane Lions AFLW player Jessica Wuetschner recovering after lightning strike

12:57 EDT

A Brisbane Lions AFLW player is recovering after lightning struck a pole she was holding.

Dubbo fish kill won't be the last as drought, fire raise extinction risk, ecologists warn

12:33 EDT

A renowned angler says a mass fish kill in the parched Macquarie River in New South Wales this week left the waterway looking like "tomato soup." Tens of thousands of fish of all sizes and species are estimated to have perished near Dubbo, in the state's west, after much-needed rain washed sediment into the river, causing dissolved oxygen levels to drop rapidly.

Canberra scientist tells of fear as giant hailstones rained down on CSIRO glasshouse

12:27 EDT

As a hailstorm of unprecedented ferocity bore down on dozens of greenhouses containing national research projects on Monday, researchers working inside the vulnerable buildings were faced with a split-second decision.