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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Calls to list koalas as ‘endangered’ and increase legal protections

Three leading animal welfare organisations have called on Australian governments to increase legal protections for koalas Australia-wide, following horrific bushfires that wiped...

Canberra weather: possible snow as cold front hits this weekend

Canberra faces a cold, windy weekend with even a scattering of snow across the Brindabellas, as more rain is scheduled to hit the Territory this afternoon.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve closed due to crowds

The ACT Government has closed the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve following a weekend of increased visitor numbers and their failure to comply with...

Honeyeaters send lightning-fast warning signals

New Holland honeyeaters use a two-stage alarm to warn other honeyeaters of imminent danger, according to research conducted at the Australian National...

Lessons to tackle climate change in coronavirus response

An ANU environment expert says the global response to the coronavirus pandemic –which has overwhelmed health systems in many countries and smashed...

Temporary closure of Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, along with Booderee, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks, will be temporarily closed to visitors...

Inquiry into Tharwa’s water supply

Genuine community involvement in addressing Tharwa’s water supply issues is essential to deliver solutions that are acceptable to the community and government alike, according...

Satellite to predict where bushfires likely to start

Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) will lead the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict where bushfires are...

Hot, dry weather conditions could worsen

A change in the Indian Ocean’s surface temperatures putting south-east Australia on course for increasingly hot and dry weather conditions.

Braidwood water restrictions lifted

Water restrictions in Braidwood NSW will be fully lifted from Friday 6 March, although residents are asked to comply with permanent water conservation measures.

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