Conservation

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Australian scientists warn urgent action needed to save 19 'collapsing' ecosystems
A ‘confronting and sobering’ report details degradation of coral reefs, outback deserts, tropical savanna, Murray-Darling waterways, mangroves and forests

Adam Morton Environment editor

25, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Morrison government’s new environment commissioner ‘toothless’, conservation groups say
Proposal criticised for not allowing the auditing of individual decisions about developments or the environment

Lisa Cox

25, Feb, 2021 @6:54 AM

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Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive – study
Other predators such as narwhals are suffering similarly as unique adaptations become less suited

Phoebe Weston

24, Feb, 2021 @1:50 PM

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Liberal backbencher urges environment minister to speed up new protections
Trent Zimmerman is believed to have complained in joint Coalition party room that two years was too long for Australia’s wildlife to wait

Katharine Murphy and Lisa Cox

24, Feb, 2021 @3:18 AM

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Row over UK tree-planting drive: 'We want the right trees in the right place'
Forestry Commission accused of funding non-native plantations that damage peatlands and imperil rare species

Patrick Barkham

23, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Global freshwater fish populations at risk of extinction, study finds
World’s Forgotten Fishes report lists pollution, overfishing and climate change as dangers

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

23, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘It's in our DNA’: tiny Costa Rica wants the world to take giant climate step
President says the time is finally right for international agreement to tackle biodiversity loss and global heating

Patrick Greenfield

22, Feb, 2021 @11:30 AM

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'Every day it's happening': Juukan Gorge inquiry told Aboriginal heritage is commonly destroyed
Cultural sites are being lost daily across Australia and stronger legal protections are essential, federal inquiry hears

Lorena Allam

19, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Very few of world’s rivers undamaged by humanity, study finds
Rivers are biodiversity hotspots but pollution, dams and invasive species have caused havoc

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Local battles in the war on endless development | Letters
Letters: Helen Geake on a win-win situation for developers, Christopher Tanner on pressuring the government in the run-up to Cop26, Evan Bayton on over-urbanisation in the north-west, and Francine Bates on efforts to protect an arcadian part of London

Letters

18, Feb, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Human destruction of nature is 'senseless and suicidal', warns UN chief
UN report offers bedrock for hope for broken planet, says António Guterres

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Indigenous peoples face rise in rights abuses during pandemic, report finds
Increasing land grabs endangering forest communities and wildlife as governments expand mining and agriculture to combat economic impact of Covid

Patrick Greenfield

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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