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South Australia's disappearing springs raise questions for miner BHP

South Australia's disappearing springs raise questions for miner BHP

Few in big cities know about the 'mound springs', but they are of deep cultural significance for the Arabana people who hold native title over Lake Eyre and its surrounds.

  • by Richard Baker

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Bring on the urban farm, but don’t deign to usurp nature

Bring on the urban farm, but don’t deign to usurp nature

Call me romantic, but I trust the randomised world of weather, bugs and dirt more than that of roots that have never touched soil or plants that have not seen the sun.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
It was a gas while it lasted but the love affair is over
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It was a gas while it lasted but the love affair is over

It is time for Victoria to move on from gas as a fuel source.

  • by Bruce Robertson
Professor shoots for the moon to save Barrier Reef with 'coral IVF'

Professor shoots for the moon to save Barrier Reef with 'coral IVF'

Coral researcher Peter Harrison dreams that the power of the full moon can help repair the reef and thousands of others are seeing the light.

  • by Tony Moore
Green power: Woolies, Fortescue signal renewables shift

Green power: Woolies, Fortescue signal renewables shift

Australia’s largest retailer will power all its operations – including almost 3300 stores – with renewable energy by 2025, putting pressure on rival retailer Coles to follow suit.

  • by Miki Perkins and Hamish Hastie
Government backs new solar cell technology expansion into business

Government backs new solar cell technology expansion into business

The Australian government's clean energy technology funding vehicle has backed new lightweight solar panels that will open solar pathways to business.

  • by Nick O'Malley
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Queensland is the only state without an independent EPA. Labor says it will change that

Queensland is the only state without an independent EPA. Labor says it will change that

Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch says she will 'consult and investigate' an independent Environmental Protection Agency in Queensland if Labor is re-elected. The Greens will support the move.

  • by Tony Moore
'Like swimming outside the flags': Inexperienced skiers flock to remote backcountry

'Like swimming outside the flags': Inexperienced skiers flock to remote backcountry

More people are venturing into alpine backcountry, spurring a warning to inexperienced skiers.

  • by Mike Foley
Roar deal: wildlife reserves cop a hammering as COVID bites

Roar deal: wildlife reserves cop a hammering as COVID bites

With tourism and safaris stalled, national parks in poor African and South American countries are under serious threat.

  • by Greg Callaghan
Mental health spending tops list of new government spending on fires

Mental health spending tops list of new government spending on fires

The Berejiklian government will outlay another $192.2 million over five years as part of its response to the bushfire inquiry, including increased spending on mental health and equipment for firefighters.

  • by Peter Hannam
'It stinks': Botany Bay sewage releases must halt, Thistlethwaite says

'It stinks': Botany Bay sewage releases must halt, Thistlethwaite says

Sydney Water is periodically releasing sewage into Botany Bay, creating risks for the health of the local community and ecosystems.

  • by Peter Hannam