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Regent honeyeater, a black and yellow bird, on a branch

Regent honeyeaters were once kings of flowering gums. Now they're on the edge of extinction. What happened?

Less than 80 years ago, regent honeyeaters ruled Australia’s flowering gum forests, with huge raucous flocks roaming from Adelaide to Rockhampton. Now, there are less than 300 birds left in the wild.

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Regent honeyeater, a black and yellow bird, on a branch

Less than 80 years ago, regent honeyeaters ruled Australia’s flowering gum forests, with huge raucous flocks roaming from Adelaide to Rockhampton. Now, there are less than 300 birds left in the wild.

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20 Jan 2017

Victorian sawmill needs to transition to plantation

Researchers at ANU have called for the transition from native timber harvesting to plantation forests with the biggest mainland sawmill in Australia under threat of collapse.

31 Oct 2016

No Lyme disease in Australia, new research finds

Lyme disease cannot be contracted in Australia and patients should not be treated with antibiotics for so-called Lyme-like diseases, new medical research has found.   

17 Oct 2016

Energy security in need of review - expert forum

Australia's energy security needs to be reviewed in the face of new threats from climate change, cyber hacking and greater complexity in the energy system, an expert forum hosted by the ANU Energy Change Institute and Engineers Australia has found.

25 Jun 2015

Climate change a health emergency

The world's leading medical journal The Lancet has released a special report on climate change and its impact on human health, describing global warming as a health emergency.

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