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Orca abandons her dead calf after 17 days and 1600 kilometres

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.

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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
Supermarket plastic bag squabble shows government must act: Harris Farm
Plastic

Supermarket plastic bag squabble shows government must act: Harris Farm

Since Harris Farm Markets stopped giving away plastic bags, the company reckons landfills and the waterways have been spared 15 million of the waste items.

  • by Peter Hannam
Jackie French: Oh baby! The choicest salad leaves
Food

Jackie French: Oh baby! The choicest salad leaves

Baby leaves provide the most tender and delicious addition to any salad and they are also incredibly easy to grow at home, says Jackie French.

  • by Jackie French
On the road to tackling Australia's waste crisis
Plastic

On the road to tackling Australia's waste crisis

Hume City Council is the first in Australia to trial a road made of plastic bags and glass.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Secretive Great Barrier Reef Foundation reveals four founding leaders
Extreme weather

Secretive Great Barrier Reef Foundation reveals four founding leaders

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, the charity controversially granted $443 million by the Turnbull government to coordinate reef research, has finally bowed to pressure to reveal its four founding members.

  • by Peter Hannam
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'Reckless': Approval given for more coal mining in Sydney's catchment
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'Reckless': Approval given for more coal mining in Sydney's catchment

Government granted approval for expanded coal mining in the Special Areas, ignoring WaterNSW's concerns and before release of independent panel's first report.

  • by Peter Hannam