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Sydney skies graced with sun halo

Sydney skies graced with sun halo

The phenomenon is not uncommon but has been seen less than usual due to dry weather.

  • by Nick Bonyhady

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'I'm interested in growing more trees': PM announces $12.5m forestry boost
Environmental Protection

'I'm interested in growing more trees': PM announces $12.5m forestry boost

Nine regional forestry hubs will be created across Australia under a federal government plan to boost the industry.

  • by Ethan James
NSW government projects big jump in coal shipments
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Coal

NSW government projects big jump in coal shipments

The Berejiklian government is projecting NSW will sharply increase coal shipments over coming decades, a forecast increase at odds with its aspirational goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by mid-century.

  • by Peter Hannam
How to keep your pet cool in a heatwave
Animals

How to keep your pet cool in a heatwave

Veterinarian Jackson Zee who has worked in many extreme-weather and disaster zones around the world has some tips on how to keep pets safe.

  • by Steve Jacobs
'Anomaly' lets farmer use environmental water for cotton crop
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Darling Disaster

'Anomaly' lets farmer use environmental water for cotton crop

Locals were 'gobsmacked' to find an unsolicited licence change allowed water earmarked for shielding an internationally renowned wetland from drought ended up as a cash crop.

  • by Peter Hannam
Where there's a quill: CSI uses DNA to catch echidna smugglers

Where there's a quill: CSI uses DNA to catch echidna smugglers

Wildlife forensic scientists have developed a tool to track the source of black market echidnas.

  • by Julie Power
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Fish kills prompt quickened review of Murray cod, silver perch status
Darling Disaster

Fish kills prompt quickened review of Murray cod, silver perch status

The Morrison government will accelerate a review of the endangered status of the Murray cod and silver perch, two species hammered by the series of mass fish kills on the lower Darling River.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Too late to leave': Fresh emergency warning for NSW bushfire
Bushfires

'Too late to leave': Fresh emergency warning for NSW bushfire

A large bushfire, which destroyed or damaged 37 homes at Tabulam, has flared up again and threatens more properties.

Hot weather: Bad for humans; bad for wasps, too
Canberra life

Hot weather: Bad for humans; bad for wasps, too

There's been a drop in the number of wasp nests found in the ACT.

  • by Steve Evans
Black leopard photos are awesome but not first in 100 years
Wildlife

Black leopard photos are awesome but not first in 100 years

Will Burrard-Lucas posted photos he took of a black leopard in Kenya, but the world's media got the message wrong.

  • by Reis Thebault and Alex Horton
After record-breaking summer, NSW set for a hotter than average autumn
Extreme weather

After record-breaking summer, NSW set for a hotter than average autumn

The country is on track to have warmer than average days and nights in the coming months, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

  • by Rachel Clun