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The New South Wales and federal governments say building new dams and raising the walls of others are the answer to the state’s water crisis. Tracey Carpenter outlines why this is not the case.

Gumbaynggirr custodians are claiming a hard-fought victory by stopping the NSW Forestry Corporation from logging cultural sites in the Nambucca State Forest, reports Kerry Smith.

Scientists have projected that warming climate could cause combined heat and humidity to reach levels rarely, if ever, experienced before by humans. According to a new study, such conditions are already appearing, writes Kevin Krajick.

The controversial Snowy Hydro 2.0 project in southern New South Wales is a step closer to being realised after the state government gave approval for its construction, reports Jim McIlroy.

Given the composition of the National COVID-19 Co-ordinating Commission, it is little wonder its pandemic “recovery” plan is based on public handouts to the corporate gas sector, write Margaret Gleeson and Pip Hinman.

Hundreds of people from across Australia connected via Zoom on May 19 to tell Marsh insurance brokers not to help Adani find insurance for its controversial coal mine, reports Coral Wynter.

As New South Wales eases its coronavirus restrictions, the North East Forest Alliance took their anti-logging message to a state forest near Casino, in the state's north, reports Kerry Smith.

There has been scrutiny about the coal, oil and gas industries using the COVID-19 crisis to push their agenda. So why isn’t aviation being framed in these terms, writes Annabel Smith.

Virulent infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, have been predicted by disease ecologists because they are the result of the destruction of the world’s natural and agricultural ecosystems, writes Alan Broughton.

Climate scientists and campaigners reiterated their demands for urgent global action to dramatically reduce planet-heating emissions in response to a new record-breaking concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, writes Jessica Corbett.

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