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NSW forests still face the chainsaw despite emission reduction targets

NSW forests still face the chainsaw despite emission reduction targets

Almost 52,000 hectares of NSW land were cleared in 2020, prompting critics to say the state might miss emission reduction targets and continue to drive threatened species towards extinction. 

  • by Laura Chung

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‘Shark cams’ reveal Ningaloo sea turtles freeze to escape predators’ gaze

‘Shark cams’ reveal Ningaloo sea turtles freeze to escape predators’ gaze

Scientists attached cameras to the dorsal fins of sharks at Ningaloo Reef in WA and altered the resulting vision to see through the “eye of the tiger”.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Oil spills into Timor Sea from troubled Montara field off WA coast

Oil spills into Timor Sea from troubled Montara field off WA coast

Jadestone Energy recently taken to task by the regulator for its poor management of corrosion has reported a spill from its oil tanker in the Timor Sea.

  • by Peter Milne
Geographe Bay a family-friendly destination for more than just humans

Geographe Bay a family-friendly destination for more than just humans

Researchers believe more whales are coming to Geographe Bay as the population which migrates to Australia recovers from historic whaling practices.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Private landowners in $8.9m deal to beat extinction crisis
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Private landowners in $8.9m deal to beat extinction crisis

More than 31,000 hectares of land featuring nationally significant wetlands - among the top 20 sites for waterbirds in Australia - is the latest site to secure permanent protection.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Seed hunters hit the highlands in search of bushfire survivors

Seed hunters hit the highlands in search of bushfire survivors

Collectors have found small populations of five rare plants in Australia’s alpine region – a huge relief after the devastating Black Summer bushfires.

  • by Miki Perkins
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Development closing in on Perth’s most biodiverse wetland to face EPA scrutiny

Development closing in on Perth’s most biodiverse wetland to face EPA scrutiny

Several applications for rezoning and developments around the Greater Brixton Street Wetlands – which contains more than 500 species of plants – are being examined by WA’s independent environmental watchdog.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Last-ditch bid to stop Gnangara pine removal and save black cockatoos

Last-ditch bid to stop Gnangara pine removal and save black cockatoos

A referral has been made to the Environmental Protection Authority to try and stop the Gnagara Mound pines from being cut down by the end of next year.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Self-cloning Shark Bay seagrass takes title of world’s largest plant

Self-cloning Shark Bay seagrass takes title of world’s largest plant

A seagrass meadow in waters off the westernmost point of Australia appears to be one big plant that has expanded from a single seedling to cover 200 square kilometres.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
A clear plan? Reversing decline in WA’s native vegetation easier said than done

A clear plan? Reversing decline in WA’s native vegetation easier said than done

The WA government wants to reverse a decline in native vegetation, but stakeholders are unsure how the state will get there despite a new policy promising a net gain.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
From the Archives, 1992: Navy mobilises to save 90,000 giant clams

From the Archives, 1992: Navy mobilises to save 90,000 giant clams

Thirty years ago, the navy launched Operation Clamsaver to rescue up to 90,000 giant clams - an endangered species - in danger of dying from overcrowding due to a too-successful breeding program in North Queensland.

  • by Michael Magazanik