Bouncing Back: a story of hope

More than ever before, the children of today have an uncertain environmental future, not knowing what species will still exist in their lifetime. Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story tells

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Translating nature’s lessons: an interview with Dr Jenny Martin

Science explains the everyday familiar in terms of the unfamiliar – it thrives on specialised language consisting of untranslatable words and symbols. Science communication is an essential aspect of many

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Penny Olsen on the enigmatic Night Parrot and the people who chase it

When images of a live Night Parrot were taken back in 2013, the ensuing excitement was like nothing seen before in the annals of Australian natural history. It spread like

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Redefining the environmental scientist

Edward O. Wilson describes ‘the connections that human beings subconsciously seek with the rest of life’ as biophilia, which directly translates to a ‘love of life or living systems.’ This

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Secret love

My dad was a man of few words, except when he got together with a few mates and spun such yarns that Mum would roll her eyes behind his back.

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The changing climate of waterwise gardening

It’s common for unexperienced gardeners to bemoan the fact that Australia doesn’t offer the most ideal climate for sustaining heavily water-dependent gardens. Often, though, this is because some Australian garden

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A fervour for eucalypts: an interview with Dean Nicolle

Hailing from South Australia, Dr Dean Nicolle seems to have long held an interest in botany. From early beginnings studying horticulture in secondary school, to science at the University of

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Melbourne’s teen explorer completes the Polar Hat Trick

In January this year, a young woman from Melbourne made history when she reached the South Pole after spending 37 gruelling days on the ice. At age sixteen, Jade Hameister

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Wollongong to Melbourne

Since early morning I’ve been driving across the Gippsland plain in my van. I’m on my way to Tanja on the south coast of New South Wales, from Melbourne where

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Rescue in the rainforest

My mornings are typical of anyone with kids. As I prep breakfast, julienning sweet potato and rinsing chickpeas, Misty tugs at my leg, looking for attention. She’s needy and wants

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