Habitat loss is the top threat to Australia's species

Earlier this month, Australia's outgoing Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews told ABC radio that land clearing is not the biggest threat to Australia's wildlife. His claim caused a stir among Australia's biodiversity ...

Environmentalist outrage as Rio Tinto gets mine go-ahead

Australia on Wednesday gave Rio Tinto the go-ahead for a controversial Aus$1.3 billion (US$1.3 billion) bauxite mine project in a decision environmentalists blasted as "vandalism on a grand scale".

Logging in tropical forests jeopardizing drinking water

Globally, remaining tropical forests are being rapidly cleared, particularly in countries like the Solomon Islands where commercial logging accounts for about 18 percent of government revenue, and at least 60 percent of exports ...

Large soil carbon stores trigger rethink

WA researchers will soon examine if carbon stocks found metres down in soil is inert or active after a study found significantly more carbon stored than previously thought.

'Extinct' bee found on the outskirts of Perth

A native bee species believed to be extinct has been found during a survey of insect pollinators in a remnant of banksia woodland at Pinjar in Perth's northern suburbs.

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