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Peter Hannam writes on environment issues for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Once thought extinct in NSW for a century, the diminutive numbat returns to the wild

Once thought extinct in NSW for a century, the diminutive numbat returns to the wild

Critical to the venture was the eradication of foxes and cats and the construction of a 42 kilometre-long, two-metre-high electrified fence to make sure they don't come back.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Atlassian sharpens climate credentials with latest pledge

Atlassian sharpens climate credentials with latest pledge

The Australian software giant will slash business air travel and press suppliers to reduce emissions as part of its aim to be carbon neutral by 2050.

  • by Peter Hannam
NSW's Kean says building new coal-fired plants is like going back to Blockbuster video

NSW's Kean says building new coal-fired plants is like going back to Blockbuster video

NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean says his government will not be taking calls by federal Coalition backbenchers for a new coal-fired power plant in the state seriously after they savaged his low-emissions plan on Tuesday.

  • by Peter Hannam and Rob Harris
'A wrong is being righted': New land to form protective ring around Indigenous site

'A wrong is being righted': New land to form protective ring around Indigenous site

The transfer of the former grazing property to a national park to protect the Mount Grenfell Historic Site has taken decades of activism.  

  • by Peter Hannam
Rain patterns to shift away from Australia more often as climate warms

Rain patterns to shift away from Australia more often as climate warms

Weather patterns are shifting as the western Indian Ocean is warming faster than the east, increasing the likelihood of more frequent and intense dry spells for south-eastern Australia.

  • by Peter Hannam
Firefighters brace for dry and hot conditions for the first day of summer

Firefighters brace for dry and hot conditions for the first day of summer

There were 50 fires still burning in NSW on Monday morning after a heatwave and strong winds sparked more than 200 blazes over the weekend.

  • by Pallavi Singhal, Laura Chung and Peter Hannam
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'We've got to be bullish': NSW ministers at odds over electric car tax
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'We've got to be bullish': NSW ministers at odds over electric car tax

Senior ministers have warned that NSW should not follow other states in imposing a tax on electric cars.

  • by Tom Rabe and Peter Hannam
Coal baron rules out suing over NSW energy plan as opposition wanes
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Coal baron rules out suing over NSW energy plan as opposition wanes

Energy magnate Trevor St Baker has dismissed media reports he planned to sue the government over NSW's new energy plan as some of biggest companies prepare to rejig their investment plans.

  • by Peter Hannam
Clean and green: powering through 'watershed week' for energy policy

Clean and green: powering through 'watershed week' for energy policy

It's been a big week for energy politics in Australia, with the nation's biggest state economies accelerating their way down the clean energy highway.

  • by Peter Hannam
Byron Bay losing its sand with businesses forced to consider relocation

Byron Bay losing its sand with businesses forced to consider relocation

Unusual wave patterns have scoured away some of Byron Bay's most famous seafront, forcing beaches to close and waterfront business to look to move inland.

  • by Peter Hannam
ICAC finds NSW water policy 'unduly focused' on irrigators' interests

ICAC finds NSW water policy 'unduly focused' on irrigators' interests

The Independent Commission Against Corruption found the NSW government's water policies were inconsistent with the law and "created an atmosphere that was overly favourable to irrigators".

  • by Peter Hannam