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A young boy holding two dead possums at a trappers camp in the Blackall district, Queensland, 1908
From stick insects to swagmen in Don Watson’s ‘The Bush’
By John Hirst
Cartoon showing man fighting cactus
In central Victoria, locals are taking up arms against the invading wheel cactus
By John van Tiggelen
The week that was nonsense
By Michaela McGuire
On Tuesday night, 18-year-old Abdul Numan Haider stabbed two counter-terrorism police officers outside the Endeavour Hills police station in Melbourne’s south-east and was shot dead. Yesterday’s editions of The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times dedicated the front page of their print editions to the
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The science is clear, but the way forward is not
By Judith Brett
Electricity workers in Brisbane. © Tim Marsden / Newspix
How network companies lined their pockets and drove electricity prices through the roof
By Jess Hill
Ship-loading tower, Triabunna mill wharf. © Mike Bowers
How the end of Gunns cleared a new path for Tasmania
By John van Tiggelen
Black Inc.; $29.99
By Peter Christoff
A trip to the site of a proposed nuclear waste dump on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory
By André Dao
The last of the Panamanian golden frogs are to be found in a “frog hotel” in El Valle de Anton. Photo: Brian Gratwicke
Andrew Glikson’s ‘Evolution of the Atmosphere’, Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘The Sixth Extinction’, Errol Fuller’s ‘Lost Animals’ and Clifford Frith’s ‘The Woodhen’
By Tim Flannery
The ALP, the Libs, the Greens, the split
By Amanda Lohrey
How we fight fires now
By John van Tiggelen
On science, religion, politics and ideology
By Judith Brett
Fire, climate and denial
By Robert Kenny
Subtropical beech forest, northern NSW © Paul Curtis
The hero of this story is a tree or rather a species of tree
By Amanda Lohrey
© David Moore / AAP
False Profits
By Bill McKibben

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