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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
'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
'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
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
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Could chainsaws fix our animal habitat problem?
Wildlife

Could chainsaws fix our animal habitat problem?

A team of Melbourne researchers are taking an environmental villain and turning it into a saviour.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
Sydney's hot for a cold, gloomy trend
Opinion
Sydney

Sydney's hot for a cold, gloomy trend

We used to deride the concrete box, now it seems we all want to live in one.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
Great Barrier Reef sediment flow reduced by 97 per cent at test site
Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef sediment flow reduced by 97 per cent at test site

An erosion reduction pilot project launched by Richard Branson in 2016 shows a massive reduction in sediment flowing into the Reef.

  • by Tony Moore
'Going backwards': A third of protected land at risk as Australia lags
Global warming

'Going backwards': A third of protected land at risk as Australia lags

Almost a third of the world's protected lands face intense pressure from humans with even rich nations such as Australia failing to conserve key biodiversity.

  • by Peter Hannam
Koala protections prompt 'serious new threat' to NSW's native forests
State Parliament

Koala protections prompt 'serious new threat' to NSW's native forests

Efforts to secure more habitat for koalas have triggered a shortage of supply of native timber that will spur more intensive old-growth logging, groups say.

  • by Peter Hannam