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Reptiles feel the love at the Botanic Gardens' latest scaly exhibition

Reptiles feel the love at the Botanic Gardens' latest scaly exhibition

Hundreds of people have flocked to the National Botanic Gardens to meet their slithery reptilian neighbours.

  • by Steve Evans

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'Ecological disaster': Emergency meeting called with more fish deaths imminent
Water

'Ecological disaster': Emergency meeting called with more fish deaths imminent

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is warning of more freshwater fish deaths this week and has called an emergency meeting.

  • by David Wroe & Carrie Fellner
NSW MP vomits after witnessing mass fish deaths in Darling River
Water

NSW MP vomits after witnessing mass fish deaths in Darling River

The mass fish death has been labelled an "ecological catastrophe on an international scale".

  • by Rachel Clun
Water ministers reject claims of mismanagement over massive Murray-Darling fish kill
Water

Water ministers reject claims of mismanagement over massive Murray-Darling fish kill

A video of dead Murray cod fish in the Darling River went viral on Wednesday as NSW minister Niall Blair visited Menindee.

  • by Michael Koziol
Shocking video shows dead 'century-old fish' in Australian environmental 'disaster'
Water

Shocking video shows dead 'century-old fish' in Australian environmental 'disaster'

A NSW government minister has been accused of snubbing concerned farmers and residents during a visit to Menindee on Wednesday.

  • by Michael Koziol
'Nature bites back': Algal blooms trigger mass fish deaths in western NSW
Water

'Nature bites back': Algal blooms trigger mass fish deaths in western NSW

The NSW government is investigating the cause and extent of 'shocking' algal bloom events in the state's far west that may have killed a million or more fish.

  • by Peter Hannam
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NSW 'waste crisis' looms even as government collects 'huge' levy gains
Waste

NSW 'waste crisis' looms even as government collects 'huge' levy gains

NSW landfills prepare for a spike in dumping, generating a tax windfall that the industry says will do little than bloat government coffers.

  • by Peter Hannam
Without analysis, waste paper risks becoming throwaway policy
Opinion
Waste

Without analysis, waste paper risks becoming throwaway policy

Deeper analysis is needed otherwise the ACT government's information paper on producing power and fuel from household waste is only fit for the bin.

  • by Leo Dobes
'Extremely disappointed': Australia lashes Japan's decision to restart commercial whaling
Whales

'Extremely disappointed': Australia lashes Japan's decision to restart commercial whaling

Tokyo has withdrawn from the International Whaling Commission on the basis that it could not resume the commercial hunt while bound by global rules.

  • by Fergus Hunter & Steve Jacobs
Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling: reports
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Whales

Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling: reports

Japan is unlikely to catch whales in the Antarctic Ocean after its withdrawal, Kyodo quotes a government source as saying.

  • by Steve Jacobs
'Brutally plunged my head': animal protesters accuse police of heavy-handed treatment
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Animals

'Brutally plunged my head': animal protesters accuse police of heavy-handed treatment

Animal rights protesters on the Gold Coast have alleged there were physical clashes between them and Queensland police as well as members of the public.

  • by Latika Bourke