News feeds

RSS news feeds

Subscribing to RSS news feeds is a simple way of staying informed about news and web updates.

Environment news

RSS icon All news updates

News by topic

RSS icon Biodiversity

RSS icon Cleaner environment

RSS icon Climate change

RSS icon Environment protection

RSS icon Heritage

RSS icon Land

RSS icon Marine

RSS icon Science and research

RSS icon Water

Minister and Parliamentary Secretary

RSS icon Environment ministerial media releases

What is RSS?

RSS is a file format that is used to let people know when a certain website or part of a website has been updated with new content.

The service which alerts users to these updates is known as an RSS feed. A feed, like a website, is a file of computer code that your computer converts into something that can be read on your screen. Unlike a website, an RSS feed may not automatically be viewed in your browser window. If you are using an older browser, you may need to download an RSS reader (also called a feed reader or RSS aggregator) to view an RSS feed.

When loaded into an RSS reader, a feed will deliver a brief summary of each update that is made to the website it comes from, along with a link to the updated area of the website.

Using RSS feeds

There are a large number of RSS readers (also known as feed readers or news aggregators) available to the public. Some are downloadable programs that are installed on your computer, while others are web-based services that you log in to through your web browser. Some web browsers (such as Firefox, Opera and Safari) are also capable of tracking RSS feeds.

More information

  • Aggregator 
    Wikipedia.org provides links to a range of RSS reading alternatives