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Green groups call on Bunnings to extend Victorian timber ban to NSW
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Biodiversity

Green groups call on Bunnings to extend Victorian timber ban to NSW

Environmental groups have called on Bunnings to extend to NSW its recent halt to sourcing native timber from Victoria's state forests, fearing supply will simply shift to the state's fire-hit forests.

  • by Peter Hannam

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NSW farmers accelerate land-clearing rates, doubling previous decade
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Biodiversity

NSW farmers accelerate land-clearing rates, doubling previous decade

Farmers in NSW are increasing the rate they clear land, taking advantage of looser native vegetation controls to more than double the pace of deforestation of the previous decade.

  • by Peter Hannam
Rose Bay golf course proposal 'would remove entire urban forest': planner
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Planning

Rose Bay golf course proposal 'would remove entire urban forest': planner

Royal Sydney Golf Club has put in a DA to Woollahra Council to remove 569 trees, which would decrease the canopy cover, even with its plan to plant 700 more, critics say.

  • by Julie Power
Bunnings ends VicForests timber contract over logging breaches
Environmental protection

Bunnings ends VicForests timber contract over logging breaches

Hardware giant Bunnings has ended its timber supply contract with Victoria's state-owned logging agency.

  • by Mike Foley
Fight looms between Commonwealth and NSW over water-sharing plans
Water

Fight looms between Commonwealth and NSW over water-sharing plans

A dispute between NSW and the federal agency overseeing the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan is likely after the state government submitted water sharing plans that challenge how environmental flows are counted.

  • by Peter Hannam
'A global dirt magnet': Australia is losing out from fuel efficiency failures
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Electric cars

'A global dirt magnet': Australia is losing out from fuel efficiency failures

The nation is missing out on electric cars the rest of the world loves.

  • by Behyad Jafari
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Hunt for nature's bounty turns Rye Pier into a 'chicken cemetery'
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Hunt for nature's bounty turns Rye Pier into a 'chicken cemetery'

The sea floor around Rye Pier has been littered with disintegrating chicken carcasses and plastic rubbish, dropped by crowds of people fishing for migratory giant spider crabs.

  • by Miki Perkins
Sydney residents to pay less for water until next drought hits
Water

Sydney residents to pay less for water until next drought hits

Sydneysiders will pay less for their water from next month but face a price leap next time a dry spell hits, according to new usage charges.

  • by Peter Hannam
No sign of purple rain – so what turned Sydney creek a vivid mauve?
Pollution

No sign of purple rain – so what turned Sydney creek a vivid mauve?

Authorities are still investigating the source and residual impact of contamination that turned a popular section of an inner city creek a bright shade of purple earlier this week.

  • by Peter Hannam
Calls for more mitigation after 'big sharks seen' in the NSW region
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Sharks

Calls for more mitigation after 'big sharks seen' in the NSW region

The concerns come as family and friends of Rob Pedretti, the 60-year-old Queensland surfer who died from a shark bite at Kingscliff, prepare for his funeral.

  • by Peter Hannam
Drone footage shows 64,000 green turtles migrating to Cairns rookery
Great Barrier Reef

Drone footage shows 64,000 green turtles migrating to Cairns rookery

Drone technology has allowed a more accurate estimation of the numbers coming to Raine Island to lay eggs.

  • by Tony Moore