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    Australia’s Secret Rescue of Ancient Trees Offers an Insight Into Evolution

    When I read that more than a billion animals had lost their lives to bushfires still raging in Australia, I froze, staring at the incomprehensible figure on my screen. A sort of sinking feeling came. Scientists made the estimate from the numbers of animals that have died from previous land-clearing practices. It is dismaying to […]

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    The Last Drop of Water in Broken Hill

    In the Australian outback, the future of drought has come early.

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    Cats Are Not the Best Defenders of Ecological Health

    A feral cat prowling among baby penguins on Macquarie Island, south of mainland Australia.Geoff Copson / Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service After a cat loses its last aesthetic and behavioral traits characteristic of a kitten, it also loses much of its appeal as a companion to some people. At the same time, this cat […]