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Tim Flannery follows in footsteps of Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough
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Tim Flannery follows in footsteps of Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough

The Australian conservationist has received one of the world’s top environmental awards, recognising his efforts to spread the words some do not want to hear.

  • by Nick O'Malley

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Big inland flows to fill Menindee Lakes for first time in five years

Big inland flows to fill Menindee Lakes for first time in five years

Residents of far-western NSW are gearing up for the arrival of floodwaters down the Barwon-Darling, giving Menindee Lakes its first big fill in five years. 

  • by Peter Hannam
Missile tech and microbats, using thermal imagery in wildlife rescue

Missile tech and microbats, using thermal imagery in wildlife rescue

What do you do when the subject you’re trying to count is both tiny and elusive? Answer: call in the military, or at least its technology.

  • by Peter Hannam
Outcry as duck hunt numbers increase

Outcry as duck hunt numbers increase

Animal welfare advocates have been upset by an Andrews government decision to increase the number and type of ducks that can be killed this hunting season.

  • by Miki Perkins
Timber industry advocates forced to apologise to high-profile scientist

Timber industry advocates forced to apologise to high-profile scientist

David Lindenmayer, an ecologist who specialises in forest conservation, sued the men for defamation after they made personal attacks on him on social media.

  • by Miki Perkins
‘Like the fires never happened’: Residents alarmed at Gippsland burns

‘Like the fires never happened’: Residents alarmed at Gippsland burns

Environment and bird conservation groups warn the extent of planned burns under way in Gippsland will exacerbate the crisis faced by the region’s threatened species after last year’s catastrophic bushfires.

  • by Miki Perkins
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Armchair Attenboroughs flock to their screens to see nature unfold

Armchair Attenboroughs flock to their screens to see nature unfold

The once-a-year blooming of a rare quixotic cactus flower caught the attention of hundreds of thousands of viewers. It joins a growing list of nature webcams that have gained international attention.

  • by Sharon Bradley
Not over the hump: Caution urged on ending endangered status for whales

Not over the hump: Caution urged on ending endangered status for whales

Humpbacks have made a comeback from near extinction, but conservation groups warn against acting too quickly to take them off Australia’s national threatened species lists.

  • by Miki Perkins and Mike Foley
Men sought after ‘endangered powerful owl’ shot dead in state forest

Men sought after ‘endangered powerful owl’ shot dead in state forest

Victoria’s conservation watchdog is seeking information about two men who were filmed allegedly killing native wildlife, including the endangered powerful owl.

  • by Miki Perkins
Big wet prompts Forestry Corp to halt northern NSW logging operations

Big wet prompts Forestry Corp to halt northern NSW logging operations

Severe rainfall and resulting floods have prompted state-owned Forestry Corporation to trigger insurance provisions to allow it to halt most of its logging and timber supply operations on the NSW North Coast.

  • by Peter Hannam and Fergus Hunter
Finding Nemo: citizen science discovers new spider

Finding Nemo: citizen science discovers new spider

Meet Maratus nemo, the pint-sized peacock spider known for its vibrant colours and dancing displays.

  • by Miki Perkins