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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

Pet cats ‘devastating’ wildlife across the country

May 26, 2020

Roaming pet cats have "devastating" impacts on native wildlife populations all across Australia, researchers...

cattle in paddock

Animal agriculture: Innovation or alternatives?

May 26, 2020

The push to reduce greenhouse emissions from animal-based agriculture is on, with new farming practices under the spotlight.

Kayaks on New York's Hudson River

Green Infrastructure could reduce New York’s sewer overflow

May 25, 2020

City planners are neglecting cheap green infrastructure like rain gardens and rain barrels that could reduce New York's river-polluting sewer overflows.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.