One-third of Australia’s threatened species are not monitored | Environment

One-third of Australia’s threatened species are not subject to any formal monitoring program and monitoring for the remaining species is largely poorly done, a review has found. The findings come as the ABC reports the federal environment department could cut up to 60 jobs in its biodiversity and conservation division, …

Man pleads guilty to shooting wife as she slept in armchair after she threatened to leave him

Man pleads guilty to shooting wife as she slept in armchair after she threatened to leave him

Posted April 25, 2018 12:26:01 A man has pleaded guilty to murdering his wife because she did not want to go travelling with him, and she had threatened to leave him and take everything. Alan Charles Gibson, 67, used a .22 calibre rifle to shoot his wife, Rosemary Gibson, 62, …

Sydney fire emergency burns through night, homes still threatened

Sydney fire emergency burns through night, homes still threatened

Updated April 15, 2018 07:54:28 Video: Large fire burns near houses in Sydney’s south-west (ABC News) Related Story: ‘It’s jumped the line already’: Train drives through bushfire emergency Related Story: Out-of-control bushfire still threatening homes in Sydney as inferno changes direction More than 500 firefighters have worked desperately through the …

Accused Leongatha carjacker allegedly threatened to kill woman unless she drove him away from flaming vehicles

Accused Leongatha carjacker allegedly threatened to kill woman unless she drove him away from flaming vehicles

Updated April 11, 2018 17:15:53 Photo: The stolen car crashed into parked cars on McCartin Street, Leongatha and caught alight. (Supplied: Facebook) A Victorian man accused of crashing a stolen car that burst into flames before assaulting and threatening two women unless they helped him flee the scene was released …

Dirk Hartog Island project aims to bring threatened wallabies back from the brink

Dirk Hartog Island project aims to bring threatened wallabies back from the brink

Updated April 03, 2018 14:03:43 Video: Threatened banded and rufous hare wallabies reintroduced to Dirk Hartog Island (ABC News) There are early signs that two small species of hare wallaby once widespread but now surviving in just two tiny populations off the WA coast can bounce back. Rufous and banded …

Airstrip used in firefighting threatened by proposed wind farm

Airstrip used in firefighting threatened by proposed wind farm

By Daniel Miles and Emily Bissland Updated March 29, 2018 14:19:06 Video: Claims Cobden airstrip under threat from proposed windfarm (ABC News) A south-west Victorian airport instrumental in fighting the St Patrick’s Day bushfires could be forced to close if a proposed wind farm is approved by the state planning …

Stormy Daniels says she was threatened over alleged Donald Trump affair

Stormy Daniels says she was threatened over alleged Donald Trump affair

Updated March 26, 2018 10:46:38 Pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels has spoken out about her alleged affair with US President Donald Trump, saying she was threatened to keep it quiet in 2011 while in a car park with her baby daughter. Speaking to America’s 60 Minutes program on CBS News, …

Threatened blue carbon ecosystems store carbon 40 times faster than forests – Science News

Threatened blue carbon ecosystems store carbon 40 times faster than forests – Science News

They can stink like fish and rotten eggs, breed swarms of mosquitos and lack the glamour of coral reefs. But mangroves, with other coastal habitats, are vitally important to our climate — and they’re under threat. In just the past decade, scientists have discovered that some of our underappreciated coastal …