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The Torres Strait Islander elders lawyering up to stop their homes from sinking

The Torres Strait Islander elders lawyering up to stop their homes from sinking

Inspired by a successful case in Europe, Paul Kabai and Pabai Pabai are taking the Australian government to court in a bid to force urgent climate action.

  • by Miki Perkins

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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
Crackdown on environmental crimes as prosecutions up threefold in five years
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Wildlife

Crackdown on environmental crimes as prosecutions up threefold in five years

NSW Environment Minister James Griffin has called for an urgent meeting of the nation’s environment ministers given the “sobering reading” in the State of the Environment report.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
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
Three people charged over the murder of journalist and indigenous expert in Amazon

Three people charged over the murder of journalist and indigenous expert in Amazon

Public prosecutors have charged three individuals with the June murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira.

  • by David Biller
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
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To save Australia’s precious environment we must do these five things

To save Australia’s precious environment we must do these five things

There is still time to act on the alarming decline of this country’s environment. It is the ambition of our actions that needs to be reimagined.

  • by Laura Chung and Miki Perkins
Record number of appeals lodged against Woodside’s 50-year gas project extension
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Gas

Record number of appeals lodged against Woodside’s 50-year gas project extension

More than 750 appeals have been lodged against a continuation of the North West Shelf project in the Pilbara.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Environment minister requests work pause on $4.5b Pilbara urea plant

Environment minister requests work pause on $4.5b Pilbara urea plant

Perdaman has agreed not to start work on its plant on the Burrup Peninsula in WA which will disturb three pieces of ancient rock art at the World Heritage-listed site.

  • by Peter de Kruijff and Marta Pascual Juanola
Overwhelmed by environmental disaster? Here’s a scorecard to inspire optimism
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Renewables

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
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Analysis

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