Australian politics, society & culture

Environment

The WA state election could end one of the country’s most controversial infrastructure projects
By David Whish-Wilson
Image of Aurora Australis alongside Totten glacier
A major Antarctic glacier is becoming dangerously unstable
By Jo Chandler
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Leonie the leopard shark’s switch to asexual reproduction is a world first
By Ashley Hay
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One dedicated bird watcher devoted years to the elusive night parrot
By Anthony Ham
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The climate-science champion of 2010 has morphed into the fossil-fuel supporter of 2016
By Robert Manne
Image of the Condamine River on fire
Billion-dollar burnouts keep emissions rising
By Richard Denniss
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A cat-detection team is doing important work on Dirk Hartog Island
By Nicole Gill
The coral bleaching signals a defining environmental shift
By Jo Chandler
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Solastalgia and the impact of the recent bushfires
By Nicole Gill
The notorious island has been a site of incarceration, occupation and, now, “extreme gardening”
By Sophie Cunningham
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What eels do when we're not watching
By James Bradley
A day at Christmas Island’s Lizard Lodge
By Nicole Gill
How can Australia keep its Paris climate promises?
By Bill McKibben
The big fracking mess of resource politics
By Guy Rundle
Why have we failed to address climate change?
By Robert Manne
Julia at Melbourne Zoo in 2011.
The strange life and tragic death of Julia the gorilla
By Anna Krien
Following the indigenous seasonal calendar
By Jenan Taylor
Wild deer are heading for the suburbs
By Paul Connolly

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