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Opinion: Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies

Green shoots emerging from black tree trunks is an iconic image in the days following bushfires, thanks to the remarkable ability of many native plants to survive even the most intense flames.


Western Sydney University launches expert resources to help those juggling home schooling

Western Sydney University’s School of Education has launched new online resources to help parents and caregivers who are home-schooling their children during the New South Wales COVID-19 lockdown.


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Opinion: What Nigerians told us about their mental health under COVID-19 lockdown

In Nigeria, mental illness is highly stigmatised and mental healthcare is not widely available. Resources, facilities and health staff are in short supply and disorders may not be well understood at the primary healthcare level.


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Opinion: ‘Bloody fool!’: why Ripper the musk duck, and many other talkative Aussie birds, are exciting biologists

Recently, two native Australian birds have stolen the limelight with their impressive vocal imitations.


Western epidemiologist moves to the frontline

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, epidemiologist Dr Kate McBride found a vital need for her investigative skills on the frontline.


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Opinion: Destroying vegetation along fences and roads could worsen our extinction crisis — yet the NSW government just allowed it

What do koalas, barking owls, greater gliders, southern rainbow skinks, native bees, and regent honeyeaters all have in common?



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