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Saving Australia’s wildlife is the best way to honour Prince Philip’s legacy

Opinion by MERRILL WITT Prince Philip’s remarks at the opening of the Australian Mint in 1965, recently aired by Geraldine Doogue on RN’s Saturday Extra, were an early marker of his impressive credentials as an environmentalist.  At that time, the Duke of Edinburgh didn’t hold back in warning his audience that Australia’s native wildlife was […]

Forget sheep, count kangaroos

By ALLISON HORE The Animal Justice party has launched a Summer Kangaroo Count project they hope will convince the NSW government to kill the kangaroo cull. The citizen science initiative was launched by NSW Legislative Council member, Mark Pearson, in response to concerns about the sustainability of kangaroo populations. Beginning in December, the Summer Kangaroo […]

Pondering the pond’s purity

BY TOMMY BOUTROS ‘Extremely high’ levels of cancer-causing chemicals were found in a waterway adjacent to Sydney Airport. Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) were detected by researchers from the University of NSW in water tests of the Mill Stream, which runs from a pond in the Lakes Golf Cub in Mascot, alongside the […]