Conservation

Australia’s ‘black summer’ bushfires showed the impact of human-wrought change | Tim Flannery | Environment

Australia’s “black summer” megafires were a severe blow to ecosystems already reeling from decades of adverse impacts. Feral predators and grazers, weeds and unsustainable land and water use have reduced the resilience

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Australia’s ‘black summer’ bushfires showed the impact of human-wrought change | Tim Flannery | Environment

Australia’s “black summer” megafires were a severe blow to ecosystems already reeling from decades of adverse impacts. Feral predators and grazers, weeds and unsustainable land and water use have reduced the resilience

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We are entering an era of pandemics – it will only end when we protect the rainforest | Peter Daszak | Opinion

In late 2013, in the village of Meliandou in rural Guinea, a group of children playing near a hollow tree disturbed a small colony of bats hiding inside. Scientists think that Emile

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‘Green thinking’ must lead infrastructure design, says watchdog chair | Environment

Instead of blaming protected newts for thwarting the “build build build” agenda, politicians and developers must incorporate green thinking into the design of new infrastructure, according to the chair of the government’s

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‘We can’t blame animals’: how human pathogens are making their way into vulnerable wildlife | Environment

For 13 years now, scientist Michelle Power has been grabbing samples of human waste and animal poop from Antarctica to Australia to try and answer a vital question. Has the bacteria in

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