The Junction

Oscar Temaru

‘I bury people nearly every day, what was our sin?’

July 31, 2020

The day began with a video, showing a disparate collection of arresting images – the drowned Greenpeace...

Koala at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Photo:  Kevin LEBRE / Getty Images / Royalty-free

NSW Koala Inquiry: the fate of populations and habitats after bushfires

July 28, 2020

The impacts of bushfires, land clearing and forest logging were key concerns during the NSW Upper Hou...

Lilo Ema Siope

Loimata – a poignant family-to-family story of the waka

July 27, 2020

Loimata – The Sweetest Tears isn’t just a true story of one of the Pacific’s great waka builder...

Shenhua keeps coal plans alive as report predicts koala extinction

June 29, 2020

China-owned coal company Shenhua Watermark, wants a fourth extension to its north-west NSW exploration licence, despite a report confirming koalas are on the verge of extinction.

Opening the door to Pacific environmental  and climate change collaborations.

EJN teams up with PMC on new climate project

June 23, 2020

In an innovative new development, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) will partner with the Pacific...

Sunlight shining through trees, Kamay National Park NSW

Bushfire devastation pushes the case for Environmental Personhood

June 14, 2020

Australia's devastating loss of over a billion animals during the 2019/2020 bushfires prompted calls to consider “environmental personhood” and justice for non-human life.

The 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year was the last survivor of a river red gum forest cut down in the 1970s.

300-year-old tree to fall victim to North East Link Project

June 5, 2020

Preliminary works have begun on the Melbourne's North East Link while thousands fight to save a pre-European settlement river red gum before it’s destroyed.

Photo by Brian Wangenheim on Unsplash

Scientists fire lasers and poison in war on feral cats

June 2, 2020

Scientists are targeting feral cats with lasers and poison gel in a war against an introduced pest decimating...

Photo: kevscoot.

Starfish eating fish may save reef from thorny peril

May 28, 2020

Scientists may have a new weapon in their arsenal against a reef-eating starfish that wreaks havoc on...

VicForests failed to manage risk to the

State logging of endangered species habitats illegal, court rules

May 28, 2020

In a scathing judgment of VicForests’ logging practices, the Federal Court has given hope for the survival of the Leadbeater’s possum and the greater glider in Victoria.

Photo by Sebastian Pena Lambarri on Unsplash

Oysters used to spy on water quality, save fish

May 27, 2020

New water testing technology is turning WA’s oysters into spies. The device called “Spyvalve” is a biological sensor that is attache...

Old-growth logging claims halts chainsaws

Old-growth logging claims halts chainsaws

May 27, 2020

Controversial logging of jarrah forest near Bridgetown, in WA’s South-West, has been suspended as protesters...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.