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17 May, 2016


Land clearing and climate change threaten koalas in western NSW

The Baird government’s plans to allow more land clearing will increase the likelihood of koalas becoming extinct in western NSW, the NSW Nature Conservation Council has warned.

11 May 2016


Review of evidence concludes Regional Forest Agreements a failed model for forest management

Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) that have been the framework for public forest management in NSW for 20 years have failed to achieve any of their top-line aims, a new study has found.

10 May 2016


Environment groups welcome EPA’s Prosecution of Clarence

Colliery Conservation groups today welcomed the Environment Protection Agency’s top level prosecution of Centennial Coal for its coal fines pollution of the Wollangambe River near Lithgow.


9 May 2016


Court hearing to protect Sydney’s drinking water starts

A landmark court hearing to prove that the Springvale coal mine on the edge of the Blue Mountains is illegally polluting Sydney’s drinking water will start today.

4 May, 2016


Major environment groups reject inquiry report into charitable status

Key Australian environment groups today called on the Federal Environment Minister, Mr Greg Hunt, to reject recommendations of a report of an inquiry into the charitable status of environment groups.

4 May, 2016


Santos should cut its losses on worthless Narrabri CSG project

Santos should cut its losses before it wastes any more of its shareholders’ money on the worthless Narrabri coal seam gas project, the company and shareholders will be reminded at its annual general meeting in Adelaide today.


3 May 2016


Baird’s plan to gut conservation laws spells disaster for nature across the state

The Baird government’s draft biodiversity package will spell disaster for nature in NSW by enabling the return of broad scale land clearing and habitat destruction across the state.

3 May, 2016


Under reporting of land clearing highlights mismanagement of land clearing in NSW

Revelations that the true extent of land clearing is at least six-times greater than reported by the NSW Government highlights the need for stronger land-clearing protections, according to the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.

27 April, 2016


Breakthrough in control of noxious weed African Lovegrass

A project team of scientists and land managers in Western Sydney has discovered what appears to be an effective control for one the state’s most invasive and difficult-to-control weeds.


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