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5 big environment stories you probably missed while you’ve been watching coronavirus

5 big environment stories you probably missed while you’ve been watching coronavirus

The climate crisis has been ticking along in the background. Here's what you've missed.

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Asteroid headed towards Earth.

7 Apr 2020

While we fixate on coronavirus, Earth is hurtling towards a catastrophe worse than the dinosaur extinction

Earth is heading for another mass extinction – and human activity is to blame.

If you’re worried about bushfires but want to keep your leafy garden, follow these tips

6 Apr 2020

If you’re worried about bushfires but want to keep your leafy garden, follow these tips

ANU fire and vegetation experts provide tips on maintaining a garden, while keeping your home safer from bushfires.

We should listen to coronavirus experts, but local wisdom counts too

3 Apr 2020

We should listen to coronavirus experts, but local wisdom counts too

Alongside traditional kinds of expertise, “real time” expertise and leadership at the local scale will be invaluable in coming weeks and months.

Scientist in the lab.

24 Mar 2020

Why our unis are essential to beating COVID-19

Society is relying on its universities and medical research institutes to develop vaccines, tests and public health measures to combat COVID-19.

10 Mar 2020

Sure, save furry animals after the bushfires – but our river creatures are suffering too

After the bushfires, donations flooded in for our iconic mammals. But there’s a risk the government and public responses will not see the fish for the koalas.

3 Mar 2020

Logging is due to start in fire-ravaged forests this week. It's the last thing our wildlife needs

New South Wales’ Forestry Corporation will this week start “selective timber harvesting” from two state forests ravaged by bushfire on the state’s south coast.

26 Feb 2020

We won’t have fusion generators in five years. But the holy grail of clean energy may still be on its way

How far away we are from harnessing the energy that powers the sun and stars?

26 Feb 2020

Labor’s climate policy is too little, too late. We must run faster to win the race

Will Steffen says that adopting a target of net-zero emissions by 2050 is a big step in the right direction, but the policy is too little, too late.

5 Feb 2020

Universities are key to meeting our climate change challenge

Universities are key to meeting our climate change challenge

28 Jan 2020

Fire almost wiped out rare species in the Australian Alps. Feral horses are finishing the job

Populations of wildlife that the bushfires haven't already wiped out are threatened by thousands of feral horses trampling the land.

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