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Top scientists back Australian ecologist in VicForests bushfire row
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Top scientists back Australian ecologist in VicForests bushfire row

More than 100 scientists have written to the Andrews government backing highly regarded ecologist Professor David Lindenmayer after the head of Victoria's logging agency refused to "consider him an authority".

  • by Miki Perkins

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Calls to reverse 'absurd' rule on endangered species, boost koala aid
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Calls to reverse 'absurd' rule on endangered species, boost koala aid

Labor and environmental groups are calling for changes to how the extinction threat to koalas and other species is set, and for beefed-up protections near Sydney to preserve the state's healthiest koala colonies.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Alien-like' creature resembling ET discovered in ancient area of Pacific sea floor
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'Alien-like' creature resembling ET discovered in ancient area of Pacific sea floor

The "E.T. sponge" has been classified as a new species and genus.

  • by Mark Price
Green groups call on Bunnings to extend Victorian timber ban to NSW
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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
Trend towards worsening heatwaves is accelerating, new research finds
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Trend towards worsening heatwaves is accelerating, new research finds

Heatwave trends are accelerating worldwide, as the planet warms, new research from Australian researchers shows.

  • by Peter Hannam
NSW farmers accelerate land-clearing rates, doubling previous decade
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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
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Green stimulus could save millions in welfare payments: EY report
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Green stimulus could save millions in welfare payments: EY report

Farming and green groups are calling for an environment stimulus package to create tens of thousands of regional jobs and save millions in welfare payments

  • by Mike Foley
NSW koalas on course to be extinct in the wild before 2050, inquiry finds
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NSW koalas on course to be extinct in the wild before 2050, inquiry finds

A year-long NSW parliamentary inquiry has found koalas are on track to become extinct in the wild in NSW well before 2050 unless there is urgent intervention to stop the destruction of their habitat.

  • by Peter Hannam
The reimagining of Bendigo Creek
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The reimagining of Bendigo Creek

Work has begun to rejuvenate the Bendigo Creek by the Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners and Bendigo council.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
NSW lands biggest conservation purchase in state's history
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NSW lands biggest conservation purchase in state's history

The government will create a conservation area in far north-west NSW 10 times the size of the Royal National Park, in the largest purchase of private land for environmental protection in the state's history.

  • by Peter Hannam
Crisis talks: Why combating future pandemics needs a collective mind shift today
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Crisis talks: Why combating future pandemics needs a collective mind shift today

What is COVID-19 telling us about the spread of infectious diseases? Italian physicist and author Paolo Giordano says it shows there is worse to come.

  • by Greg Callaghan