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The Australian Housing Crisis: Possum Edition

  Just like Australians looking to get into the property market, possums are facing their own unique housing problems.   Possums rely on large tree-hollows to make their homes, but these hollows can take over 100 years to form.  Combine … Continue reading

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Bottoms up! Melting the dark side of Antarctic ice shelves

Antarctic ice shelves are nature’s buttresses against sea level rise that would devastate our coastal civilisations. New research provides a clearer picture of how climate change will speed up melting of ice shelves from underneath. Antarctica’s land area is almost … Continue reading

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A recipe for old leaves

Just how valuable are your garden scraps? Every year, nearly half of our organic waste gets thrown to landfill, when all of it could be used for other things.  Local councils are slowly introducing collection schemes for people’s leaves, grass … Continue reading

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Look out Harry – invisibility cloaks don’t work on Tassie devils anymore

Or at least, not on six very important Tasmanian devils. A study published in Biology Letters last October studied 52 wild devils, and found six who possessed never-before-seen antibodies against the deadly devil facial tumour disease, or DFTD for short. … Continue reading

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