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'Revved up': Land being cleared at the rate of 14 football fields a day in northern NSW

'Revved up': Land being cleared at the rate of 14 football fields a day in northern NSW

The rate of land clearing in northern NSW more than tripled after the Berejiklian government eased native vegetation protection in 2017.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Fishing gone: I hope the oceans will still be there for my son
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Gladys Berejiklian

Fishing gone: I hope the oceans will still be there for my son

We all have an interest in healthy oceans - not only as the home of fish for the future but as the life support systems of the planet.

  • by Justin Field
Endangered hammerhead sharks die on baited hooks in Great Barrier Reef
Marine life

Endangered hammerhead sharks die on baited hooks in Great Barrier Reef

The images show two scalloped hammerhead sharks dangling lifelessly on drum lines used by the Queensland government under its shark control program.

Angling for a marine park: poll finds support for coastal protection
Marine life

Angling for a marine park: poll finds support for coastal protection

Backing for a proposed marine park reaches as high as 90 per cent in four coastal electorates, which supporters hope will counter opposition from angler groups.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Christmas-tree effect': Conifers start to conk out in Sydney's big dry
Extreme weather

'Christmas-tree effect': Conifers start to conk out in Sydney's big dry

The impact of Sydney's driest start to a year in half a century is starting to spread, with exotic conifers among the first trees to wilt.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Rough end of the stick': Drought toll on wildlife starts to mount
Extreme weather

'Rough end of the stick': Drought toll on wildlife starts to mount

The worsening drought is beginning to affect the state's wildlife, bringing animals closer to roads and towns and triggering a big jump in calls to rescuers.

  • by Peter Hannam
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'No justice': Huge Reef Foundation grant stuns charity sector
Great Barrier Reef

'No justice': Huge Reef Foundation grant stuns charity sector

The government's $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation slammed as 'ludicrous' and 'unfair' by the country's $135 billion charity sector.

  • by Peter Hannam
Senate bid to block reduction of national marine park protection fails
Marine life

Senate bid to block reduction of national marine park protection fails

A bid to stop cuts to environmental protection of marine parks has failed after Labor and the Greens were unable to secure sufficient crossbench support.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Significant step': NSW government unveils Sydney marine park plan
Marine life

'Significant step': NSW government unveils Sydney marine park plan

Twenty-five high-value biodiversity marine sites around the Sydney region will get enhanced protection as part of a long-awaited marine park proposed by the Berejiklian government.

  • by Peter Hannam
Orca abandons her dead calf after 17 days and 1600 kilometres
Animals

Orca abandons her dead calf after 17 days and 1600 kilometres

People wrote poems about Tahlequah and drew pictures. They lost sleep thinking about her. And still she carried her dead child.

Scientists race to bank seeds before rainforests die
Science

Scientists race to bank seeds before rainforests die

Preserving seeds for the future is part of a massive insurance policy being undertaken by the Australian PlantBank to ensure plants, including those from rainforests like the native macadamia, survive after their habitat is destroyed.

  • by Julie Power