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Coal power generators, EPA taken to court over climate pollution
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Coal power generators, EPA taken to court over climate pollution

In a test of Victoria’s climate change laws, owners of Victoria’s coal-fired power generators and the state’s environmental watchdog are being sued for allegedly failing to limit pollution.

  • by Miki Perkins

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Space cowboys: Traditional owners track feral herds using AI, satellites

Space cowboys: Traditional owners track feral herds using AI, satellites

Traditional owners are teaming up with scientists to use space-age technology to track damaging feral cattle across the remote Top End.

  • by Mike Foley
‘Volatility creates uncertainty’: NSW biodiversity trust lost millions to developers

‘Volatility creates uncertainty’: NSW biodiversity trust lost millions to developers

The NSW government will ditch a key feature of the way it bills developers for environmental damage after it under-charged projects by several million dollars in conservation payments.

  • by Angus Thompson
Reversing ‘aqua nullius’: traditional owners seek cultural water rights

Reversing ‘aqua nullius’: traditional owners seek cultural water rights

The Tati Tati traditional owners have developed Australia’s first plan to deliver cultural flows of water to their country in the Murray-Darling basin. And they say the proposal could be template for other Aboriginal communities seeking water rights.

  • by Miki Perkins
Tribes launch bid to protect Amazon forest at global conservation forum

Tribes launch bid to protect Amazon forest at global conservation forum

Indigenous peoples from the Amazon Basin’s nine countries often struggle to be heard. Now they want a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

  • by Anastasia Moloney
Water management to restore justice to First Nations communities
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Water management to restore justice to First Nations communities

A new water management concept called Cultural Flows in the Murray-Darling Basin aims to restore life to country and justice to First Nations communities.

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Can wild asses stop bushfires? Sydney scientists unite with Kimberley farmer to stop donkey kill order

Can wild asses stop bushfires? Sydney scientists unite with Kimberley farmer to stop donkey kill order

About 580,000 donkeys, a declared pest, have been culled in the Kimberley over the past 40 years. But one pastoral station is trying to stop the deaths of a herd which could hold the key to fire control in the area.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Young people jettisoned on climate, vaccines and housing
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Young people jettisoned on climate, vaccines and housing

Some young Australians are now so desperately unhappy with government inaction on global warming they feel being arrested and fined is actually less of a cost than the cost to their future if nothing is done.

  • by Nicola Philp
‘Greatest handbrake to investment’: NSW to review biodiversity offset scheme
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‘Greatest handbrake to investment’: NSW to review biodiversity offset scheme

The NSW government has promised to review its biodiversity offsets scheme, following criticism from Deputy Premier John Barilaro and lobbying from developers and the mining industry.

  • by Angus Thompson
‘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
Reports of fire ant nests in Brisbane soar in recent years

Reports of fire ant nests in Brisbane soar in recent years

Without the fire ant program, the pests would have spread to Mackay, Longreach and south to Goulburn in New South Wales.

  • by Felicity Caldwell