Logging and land-clearing

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More than half NSW forests lost since 1750 and logging ‘locking in’ species extinction, study finds
Exclusive: Report says 435,000 hectares have been degraded through logging since 2000, affecting 244 threatened species

Graham Readfearn

23, Mar, 2023 @11:00 PM

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‘Alarming’ rate of mountain forest loss a threat to wildlife
Since 2001, 7% of the habitat has been lost globally due to logging, wildfires and agriculture, scientists report

Phoebe Weston

17, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Beyond saving the koala: environmental challenges that will confront the next NSW government
From protecting threatened species to backing coal developments, crucial decisions lie ahead for whoever wins the election

Adam Morton and Lisa Cox

16, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Labor meets Greens demand for ban on reconstruction fund investment in coal, gas and native logging
Deal secures passage of NRF bill through lower house and provides likely pathway to pass it in Senate

Paul Karp

09, Mar, 2023 @5:40 AM

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‘Like a tsunami’: the role of forestry waste in New Zealand’s cyclone devastation
The pine industry is expanding, but questions are being raised about the potentially destructive role of ‘slash’, the offcuts it leaves behind

Tess McClure in Tairāwhiti. Photography: Brennan Thomas

25, Feb, 2023 @2:46 AM

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Canadian minister calls for emergency order to save country’s last spotted owls
Steven Guilbeault wants to block logging of critical old-growth forest to prevent owls from going extinct in British Columbia

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

24, Feb, 2023 @4:52 PM

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Australia’s white paper industry is dead, leaving rural communities to pick through the pulp
Last remaining manufacturer Opal will cease production of Reflex at the Maryvale mill, with up to 200 jobs in doubt

Katherine Wilson

15, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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NSW forests face uncertain future as ‘desperation’ builds over major parties’ inaction over logging
With no clear commitments, the gap between community expectations and actions of state MPs will be a major election flashpoint

Lisa Cox and Tamsin Rose

12, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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NSW forests could become net carbon emitters in coming decades, report finds
Declining soil organic carbon could undermine state’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050

Lisa Cox Environment reporter

04, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Seven reasons to be cheerful about the Amazon in 2023 – and three to be terrified
The electoral defeat of Jair Bolsonaro by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is good news for world’s largest rainforest, but the situation remains perilous

Jonathan Watts

20, Dec, 2022 @1:36 PM

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Electricity generated by burning native Australian timber no longer classified as renewable energy
Labor revokes Abbott government move which allowed energy from burning wood waste to be counted with solar and wind

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

15, Dec, 2022 @10:50 PM

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Locals alarmed as Queensland haven to rare tree species to be sold off by CSIRO
The arboretum was closed to the public in October last year and is being ‘vacated in preparation for divestment’

Aaron Smith

02, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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