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'Significantly compromised': Government ignored advice of its own officers on logging
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'Significantly compromised': Government ignored advice of its own officers on logging

The Berejiklian government ignored the advice of its own environment officers in approving new native logging rules, including a warning about reduced koala protection, according to an internal submission.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Saving food from deep burial
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Saving food from deep burial

Katy Barfield once rescued 27 tonnes of yellowfin tuna from deep burial.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
‘Impending plasticide’: Emergency tax tipped as waste crisis deepens
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‘Impending plasticide’: Emergency tax tipped as waste crisis deepens

Australia’s waste crisis is tipped to deepen, with global wealth manager Credit Suisse predicting the federal government will intervene within two years.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
'Vandalism': environment groups slam move to increase native forestry
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'Vandalism': environment groups slam move to increase native forestry

Critics say the Berejiklian government's measures would "trash large areas of old-growth forests, which are among the last refuges on earth for an astonishing array of species".

  • by Peter Hannam
Will this be the season of the super cyclone?
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Will this be the season of the super cyclone?

It's cyclone season in Australia. A series of monster storms have devastated the northern hemisphere this year. Are we next?

  • by Peter Hannam
A hotter and wetter summer ahead in the ACT
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A hotter and wetter summer ahead in the ACT

What's good news for farmers and firefighters may be less so for those aiming for a summer of sunshine and surf.

  • by Peter Hannam & Steve Evans
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'Paranoia': NSW government denies gagging critics of feral horse plan
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'Paranoia': NSW government denies gagging critics of feral horse plan

The Berejiklian government rejects claims it gagged scientists due to address a conference on the damage in the Kosciuszko National Park from feral horses.

  • by Peter Hannam
Eastern Victoria to dodge El Nino, but hot, dry summer looms elsewhere
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Eastern Victoria to dodge El Nino, but hot, dry summer looms elsewhere

While parts of the country sweat on the prospect of an El Nino event this summer, those heading to east of the state should pack an umbrella.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe & Peter Hannam
Wet start to summer expected
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Wet start to summer expected

After a relatively dry start to Spring, December is predicted to be wetter than average in NSW and Victoria. Vision: Bureau of Meteorology.

Summer in Sydney? Better keep that umbrella within reach
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Summer in Sydney? Better keep that umbrella within reach

What's good news for farmers and firefighters may be less so for those aiming for a summer of sunshine and surf.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Catastrophe': Bight oil spill could reach NSW coast, leaked report shows
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'Catastrophe': Bight oil spill could reach NSW coast, leaked report shows

The blowout of an oil well in the Great Australian Bight could leak for more than 100 days and foul beaches along Australia's coastline from Albany in WA to Sydney's beaches and beyond, a leaked document shows.

  • by Peter Hannam