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Bridie Smith, Science Editor Sightings of some of Australia's most common birds, including those that have inspired folk songs and become mascots of football teams, are decreasing in parts of Australia, according to a major...
Bridie Smith Science Editor On Wednesday Scottsdale Reserve will be the launch site for an ambitious project to study Australia's biodiversity loss.
Bridie Smith Eyeballing a cat in the morning isn’t that unusual if you’re a toddler. But eyeballing a big cat at Melbourne Zoo, well, that’s something to brag about at daycare.
Bridie Smith Science Editor Researchers have gained an insight into the weather conditions endured by Australia’s early settlers after scouring a diverse collection historical records, some dating back to the First Fleet.
Bridie Smith and Inga Ting Australia’s ecological footprint is the 13th-largest in the world - and is likely to get bigger following the repeal of the carbon tax, conservation group WWF has warned.
Bridie Smith As a young bloke, Terrah Guymala remembers being on a mission station and seeing wildfire smoke on the horizon. He recalls the "old people" on the mission talking about the smoke haze.
Bridie Smith Environmentalists are suing the state government for failing to look after three threatened species of owl found in key logging areas of Gippsland.
Bridie Smith The federal government could follow New Zealand and prioritise Australia's threatened species according to their chance of survival or status - and fund conservation programs accordingly.
Bridie Smith The company planning to build one of the country’s largest solar farms has walked away from the project amid uncertainty over federal government support for a long-term renewable energy target.
Bridie Smith Science Editor Keepers at Melbourne Zoo have for the first time managed to hatch and raise young Baw Baw frogs, a Victorian species listed internationally as critically endangered.
Bridie Smith A rare fossilised whale skull found by chance deep in the remote waters of the Southern Ocean has been donated to Museum Victoria.
Bridie Smith It looks like what it is - a creature long dead. But the animal lying on its side at the National Museum of Australia is facing a new kind of threat.
Bridie Smith An endangered tiger quoll has been filmed in the Grampians National Park in Victoria just weeks after bushfires devastated a third of the park.
Bridie Smith The severe thunderstorm that drenched Geelong just after 5.30pm on Wednesday dumped more than 50 millimetres of rain in an hour.
Bridie Smith A green sea turtle estimated to be at least 90 years old was the surprise guest among holidaymakers gathered at Ninety Mile Beach over New Year's Eve.
Bridie Smith The fossilised toe of a 50,000 year-old Neanderthal woman shows inbreeding was not uncommon in our nearest extinct relatives.
Bridie Smith Mining poses a greater threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef than agriculture, says one marine scientist who has cast doubt on the federal government's prediction that water quality will...
Bridie Smith Mining poses a greater threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef than agriculture, according to one marine scientist who has cast doubt on the federal government's prediction that water quality...
Bridie Smith A deadly fungus decimating the world's frog populations may yet have a weakness scientists can exploit to reduce its lethal impact in Australia.
Bridie Smith Money may not grow on trees but researchers have found that the next best thing does. Gold.