In the news: November 2020

Matthew McConaughey honours local Australian heroes

Matthew McConaughey has honoured local Australian heroes for keeping the public healthy and protecting the wildlife during last year’s bushfires.

By Jabeen Waheed, Daily Mail Australia. 23 Nov 2020.


Water from Murray-Darling Basin plan not being delivered to wetlands, Australian-first report finds

The majority of environmental water redirected from irrigators under the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan isn’t being delivered to its intended wetland targets, with private land blocking the connections between rivers and floodplains, new research shows.

By Michael Slezak, ABC News. 17 Nov 2020.


It was the photo of the mink in Denmark, soon to be slaughtered, that hit me the hardest. In it, the animals peer from their cages with open curiosity, ears pricked forward, clever fingers grasping the wire of the cage doors …

By  16 Nov 2020.


State of the Climate 2020 shows Australia is experiencing climate change now

The Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO have teamed up for the latest biannual report on the climate, and the findings are clear: Australia is experiencing climate change now, and the warming trend is continuing.

By Kate Doyle and Clint Jasper, ABC Weather. 13 Nov 2020.


Purple swamphen and eastern long-necked turtle re-emerge in parts of Shoalhaven

A unique bird is making a comeback on the New South Wales south coast after being elusive in parts of the region for almost 40 years.

By Ainslie Drewitt Smith and Melinda James, ABC News. 11 Nov 2020.

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