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'Alarming': State ignoring koala data as icon heads towards extinction

'Alarming': State ignoring koala data as icon heads towards extinction

The Berejiklian government is ignoring its own advice to protect koalas as numbers of the marsupial plummet towards extinction in the state by mid-century.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Can wedge-tailed eagles survive the slaughter?
Wildlife

Can wedge-tailed eagles survive the slaughter?

It’s thought to be one of the largest illegal culls of wedge-tailed eagles authorities have ever seen. But is it a one-off or a widespread practice?

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Raising level of Warragamba Dam is an act of environmental vandalism
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Water

Raising level of Warragamba Dam is an act of environmental vandalism

The proposal will lead to extensive and irreversible damage to the integrity of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

  • by Tim Vollmer
'Laughable': Reef Foundation windfall was a trial case, document shows
Great Barrier Reef

'Laughable': Reef Foundation windfall was a trial case, document shows

The $443.4 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation was intended to be a 'trial case' to see if non-profit groups could be used to deliver 'big government programs', documents released to a Senate inquiry show.

  • by Peter Hannam
Killing season: Crisis time for Africa's famed wildlife
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Killing season: Crisis time for Africa's famed wildlife

The “Big Five” – lions, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and Cape buffalo – have never been in greater peril.

  • by Greg Callaghan
'First salvo': Lines drawn as battle over raising Warragamba Dam begins
Water

'First salvo': Lines drawn as battle over raising Warragamba Dam begins

A multi-year battle over the potential flooding of parts of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area has begin – even if prospects of a near-term flood are low.

  • by Peter Hannam
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How fire could unlock suburbia's 'hidden treasure' of wildflowers
Wildlife

How fire could unlock suburbia's 'hidden treasure' of wildflowers

Conservation workers say they have discovered a wildflower never before recorded in Melbourne's suburbs – and predict it could be the tip of a botanical iceberg.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
Go with the flow: desalination plant study finds 'amazing' ocean impact
Water

Go with the flow: desalination plant study finds 'amazing' ocean impact

The Sydney desalination plant's biggest effect on the ocean is unlikely to be from the release of highly saline brine, according to the first peer-reviewed study into the industry's marine impacts.

  • by Peter Hannam