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Ask Fuzzy: Soap puts aquatic creatures at risk

Ask Fuzzy: Soap puts aquatic creatures at risk

Soap can also produce toxic contaminants in a stream or lake that are easily absorbed or ingested by aquatic animals.

  • by Rod Taylor

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'Illusion of safety': Shark nets on trial as bycatch rates rise
Animals

'Illusion of safety': Shark nets on trial as bycatch rates rise

The utility of shark nets is again being challenged, with north coast meshing trial snagging just two targeted sharks out of 143 animals caught in second year.

  • by Peter Hannam
Brush-tailed rock-wallabies get a new enclouse
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Brush-tailed rock-wallabies get a new enclouse

Replicating conditions in the wild, a new enclosure is hoped to help expand the population of critically-endangered southern brush-tailed rock-wallabies.

Our role in the death of a river
Opinion
Water

Our role in the death of a river

We feel the temptation of universal cheap goods as a right, but the environment pays the cost.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
'Ridiculous': Wild horse plan strains Greens, fuels Liberal 'disquiet'
Animals

'Ridiculous': Wild horse plan strains Greens, fuels Liberal 'disquiet'

The government's plan to extend protection to feral horses in the Kosciuszko National Park has exposed fissures within the Greens, while generating 'disquiet' among Liberal MPs.

  • by Peter Hannam
ANU presents climate change in beer coaster and bracelet form
Education

ANU presents climate change in beer coaster and bracelet form

Now you can have your facts at hand while arguing about climate change over a beer.

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'On the nose': Australians' views favour conservation, curbs on coal
Animals

'On the nose': Australians' views favour conservation, curbs on coal

The overwhelming majority think climate change is real, two-thirds view themselves as environmentalists, and just over half want an end to new coal mines.

  • by Peter Hannam
Sydney's warm, dry spell to extend another week as El Nino risks rise
Extreme weather

Sydney's warm, dry spell to extend another week as El Nino risks rise

Sydney is in for another week of dry and unseasonably warm weather, as odds begin to tilt towards climatic conditions that would favour much more of that.

  • by Peter Hannam
Special exemption allows Liddell to pollute almost double other plants
Energy

Special exemption allows Liddell to pollute almost double other plants

The Liddell power station was granted a special exemption allowing it to pump out toxic nitrous oxides at almost twice the rate allowed similarly aged plants.

  • by Peter Hannam
Brumbies cull backflip for Snowy Mountains is 'madness': professor
Animals

Brumbies cull backflip for Snowy Mountains is 'madness': professor

Leading scientists from around Australia have long supported plans to cull the brumby population, arguing it's needed to protect the delicate environment.

  • by Julia Carlisle
'Repeat offender' must be named and shamed for Dandenong Creek dump
Pollution

'Repeat offender' must be named and shamed for Dandenong Creek dump

Environmental experts debate whether thick white foam was caused by a deliberate dump or accidental spill – but unite in efforts to catch the culprit.  

  • by Joe Hinchliffe