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New WA national parks plan repackages old commitments: Opposition

New WA national parks plan repackages old commitments: Opposition

While the news the government is getting on with these projects has been warmly welcomed, every definite commitment has already been announced.

  • by Emma Young

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Some good news about koalas in south-east Queensland

Some good news about koalas in south-east Queensland

Koalas are beginning to return to cleared grazing land that has has been replanted with 12,500 koala food trees over five years.

  • by Tony Moore
Cane toads are here to stay, experts say
Animals

Cane toads are here to stay, experts say

A federal parliamentary inquiry has been told cane toad control measures should focus on preventing their spread rather than wiping out the pest species.

  • by Stuart Layt
Mid West locals bloomin' mad as clearing 'turns wildflower state to dust'

Mid West locals bloomin' mad as clearing 'turns wildflower state to dust'

“We are losing all our wildflowers along these stretches of roads ... which is what the wildflower tourists and wildflower enthusiasts are coming to see."

  • by Sarah Makse
B&Bs for bees: the bid to save Sydney's pollinators
Insects

B&Bs for bees: the bid to save Sydney's pollinators

A Sydney woman is trying to increase the number of insects that help with pollination across the city.

  • by Ben Weir
'Disappearing everywhere': The great extinction happening under our noses
Biodiversity

'Disappearing everywhere': The great extinction happening under our noses

Insect populations are "threatened worldwide" in a trend that has significant implications for animals that rely on them, Australian-based researchers say.

  • by Peter Hannam
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'Anarchistic' mountain bikers threaten inner city park's rare plants
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'Anarchistic' mountain bikers threaten inner city park's rare plants

Rogue mountain bike riding in Yarra Bend Park is putting the area's environmentally significant plants at risk, but some riders are working to fix the problem.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
So much for Canberra's tree-hugging Greens
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Opinion

So much for Canberra's tree-hugging Greens

If the Greens keep Andrew Barr in power we will continue to see the loss of tree canopies in the ACT.

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The conservationist who stopped mining on Fraser Island dies at 79
Wildlife

The conservationist who stopped mining on Fraser Island dies at 79

John Sinclair, the conservationist who halted sand mining on Fraser Island, has passed away.

  • by Tony Moore
Should Canberra stop mowing and start growing native grasses?
Canberra

Should Canberra stop mowing and start growing native grasses?

The ACT government could cut back on its multimillion-dollar annual mowing bill by transforming grassy areas into native oases, environmentalists say.

  • by Katie Burgess
Senate to hear evidence on koalas, finches and Cleveland's wading birds
Biodiversity

Senate to hear evidence on koalas, finches and Cleveland's wading birds

The Senate's Environment and Communications Reference Committee will meet in Brisbane on Friday.

  • by Tony Moore