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Second home gives Victoria’s endangered honeyeaters a flighting chance

Second home gives Victoria’s endangered honeyeaters a flighting chance

This week, for the first time, about 30 helmeted honeyeaters - one of Victoria’s faunal emblems - were transferred to a remote patch of bushland in an attempt to establish a second wild population of this critically endangered bird.

  • by Miki Perkins

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One-tenth of groundwater users in breach of licences, investigation finds
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One-tenth of groundwater users in breach of licences, investigation finds

About one in 10 groundwater users are non-compliant, with one operator extracting the equivalent of 1200 Olympic swimming pools of water more than the licence allowed for, a pilot probe of NSW bores has found.

  • by Peter Hannam
Global warming pushing emperor penguins to brink of extinction by 2100

Global warming pushing emperor penguins to brink of extinction by 2100

Human climate change threatens emperor penguins with extinction but scientists say there is still time to save Antarctica’s best-known residents.

  • by Miki Perkins
National weather forecast for Thursday August 5
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National weather forecast for Thursday August 5

National weather forecast for Thursday August 5

‘Ridiculous’: Government sits on forestry report as logging resumes

‘Ridiculous’: Government sits on forestry report as logging resumes

The Berejiklian government is refusing to release a report into logging after the Black Summer bushfires even as forestry work begins in a region of the NSW South Coast hit hard by the blazes. 

  • by Peter Hannam
National weather forecast for Wednesday July 4
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National weather forecast for Wednesday July 4

National weather forecast for Wednesday July 4

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National weather forecast for Tuesday July 02
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National weather forecast for Tuesday July 02

National weather forecast for Tuesday July 02

‘Victory for nature’: Coal miner cuts plan in Blue Mountains

‘Victory for nature’: Coal miner cuts plan in Blue Mountains

Centennial Coal has drastically scaled back plans for a mine extension in a sensitive area of the Blue Mountains, a move welcomed by environment groups.

  • by Peter Hannam
National weather forecast for Monday August 2
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National weather forecast for Monday August 2

National weather forecast for Monday August 2

Wild weather lashes WA
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Wild weather lashes WA

Hundreds of homes without power after storms hit WA.

Remote Cape Howe on the ocean front line for climate change

Remote Cape Howe on the ocean front line for climate change

A remote marine wilderness in eastern Victoria is on the front line of climate change. 

  • by Miki Perkins