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Logging under way a month after greater glider declared endangered
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Forestry

Logging under way a month after greater glider declared endangered

Less than a month after the greater glider was declared endangered, logging is underway in a Victorian forest home to the rare possums.

  • by Miki Perkins

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Race to save endangered orchids has some wins, some wombats

Race to save endangered orchids has some wins, some wombats

Researchers trying to save native orchids from extinction are competing with wombats and sometimes members of the public.

  • by Julie Power
Brazil grants permit to pave highway through heart of Amazon forest

Brazil grants permit to pave highway through heart of Amazon forest

A study estimates the project will result in a five-fold rise in deforestation by 2030, the equivalent of an area more than twice the size of Tasmania.

  • by Jake Spring and Carolina Pulice
MPs’ rejection of mask advice a slap in the face
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Letters

MPs’ rejection of mask advice a slap in the face

Readers discuss the mask divisions between the Coalition and other MPs in parliament; negotiations between Labor and the Greens over carbon emissions; and Scott Morrison’s absence.

Mining activity in WA protected forests, reserves approved 33 times in 5 years

Mining activity in WA protected forests, reserves approved 33 times in 5 years

There has been a jump in mining activity in areas managed by the parks authority while environment groups also rally against exploration applications by two of the state’s biggest miners.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Australia is the extinction superpower of the world. Here’s what we need to do

Australia is the extinction superpower of the world. Here’s what we need to do

The Albanese government confronts a monumental task on the environment. This is where it begins.

  • by Peter Hartcher
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What the bald eagle and a tiny bat can tell us about Australia’s broken system for protecting nature

What the bald eagle and a tiny bat can tell us about Australia’s broken system for protecting nature

We are still killing off our unique fauna at a horrifying rate.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Bristlebirds carefully migrate to the Prom by the car-full
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Wildlife

Bristlebirds carefully migrate to the Prom by the car-full

It took a delicate, 11-hour car ride to relocate 17 critically endangered bristlebirds from NSW to Victoria in a bid to save their species.

  • by Miki Perkins
Beloved monarch butterflies now two flutters from extinction

Beloved monarch butterflies now two flutters from extinction

Monarch butterfly populations in North America declined between 22 and 72 per cent in 10 years, depending on the measure. But tiger numbers are on the up.

  • by Christina Larston
Overwhelmed by environmental disaster? Here’s a scorecard to inspire optimism

Overwhelmed by environmental disaster? Here’s a scorecard to inspire optimism

The nation’s environment report card is inescapably bleak, but that doesn’t mean there is no good news or reason to believe in positive action.

  • by Claire O'Rourke
WA has country’s biodiversity ‘emergency ward’ – but it’s closed for business

WA has country’s biodiversity ‘emergency ward’ – but it’s closed for business

The national state of the environment report painted a grim picture for the nation – and for WA, home to big polluters, rampant sprawl and stark ecological loss.

  • by Peter de Kruijff