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Why we must protect trees

Trees. What’s not to like about trees? With so many attributes, it’s hard to imagine life without them.  Or to imagine Munibung Hill without them. 

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Of hills and creeks

Life cycles – the comings and the goings of life on Earth. Hills and creeks are important components within living ecosystems. Life is always changing. 

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Right to repair gets a big boost

Electronic components await inspection and possible repair at the Stilbruch workshop in Hamburg, Germany. Legislation is pushing back against a waste-based economy by requiring companies

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A time for stalling

Sarah Shah, reporting on the work of Martin Wikelski, a biologist at Germany’s University of Konstanz and MD of the Max Planck Institute of Animal

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The forest is a village

There is an increasing awareness of the impact of human society on the other than human earth community.  While this is only now getting some

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Connecting with Country

Being connected in times past would most likely mean being in touch with family and friends, perhaps keeping up appearances at family events and being

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Rekindling our curiosity

The older we get the wiser, the slower, the weaker, the stronger, the grumpier, the curiouser?  These are loaded questions that can be answered multiple

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Salt of the earth

Salt: Selected stories and essays, is the latest publication by Bruce Pascoe, author of Dark Emu and Young Dark Emu. It’s also been produced in

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This is an emergency. Do the maths

This week we are again delivered findings from highly qualified scientists reporting on alarming findings from nine hotspots around the world, including Australia. In: Climate tipping

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Woodlands Walk

It was a typical Spring day with warm temperatures and sunny skies. What a way to start the weekend but with a woodlands walk with

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Lights off for moths

Mountain pygmy-possums weigh just 40 grams when they awake from months of hibernation.CREDIT:ZOOS VICTORIA This story is about how everything is interconnected.  How our choices

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On the right side of time

The publication Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything, by science writer James Gleick was written 20 years ago. Oliver Burkeman in: Don’t be on

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250 in 2020

In 2020 we get to celebrate the year -1770 – that Captain James Cook claimed possession of the great south land for the British Crown. 

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Ecological squeeze

Nothing must get in the way of economic growth.   To mention an economic squeeze or tightening of the purse strings is beyond the pale, not

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We need a change of heart

“Most Australians know of and regret the extinction of the thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) in 1936 — but few recognise that this one extinction is symptomatic

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From Me to We

Knowing what we know about how the world works: the Sun supplies every skerrick of energy (be it fossilised or renewable); every drop of water

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A walk up the Hill

It was Tuesday 18th September, three days before the Spring Equniox, a good time to take in the sights of Munibung Hill.   Some of the 17

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