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Thousands of homes among their gum trees: the assault on Sydney’s last healthy koalas

Thousands of homes among their gum trees: the assault on Sydney’s last healthy koalas

The concessions for habitat and corridors offer too little to ensure the future of Sydney’s last chlamydia-free koala population.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly

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Sydney’s new water strategy explores use of recycled sewage - again

Sydney’s new water strategy explores use of recycled sewage - again

Sydneysiders will be urged to consider using purified sewage for drinking water to help diversify supplies as the population grows and rainfall patterns shift under climate change.

  • by Peter Hannam
NSW sought to beat Basin Plan water limits

NSW sought to beat Basin Plan water limits

The NSW government has sought to increase the amount of water permitted to be extracted from the Murray-Darling Basin, emails reveal.

  • by Peter Hannam
Independent Planning Commission rubs out Southern Highlands coal mine

Independent Planning Commission rubs out Southern Highlands coal mine

A controversial coal mine planned for the Southern Highlands has been rejected by the state’s Independent Planning Commission.

  • by Peter Hannam
Reversing ‘aqua nullius’: traditional owners seek cultural water rights

Reversing ‘aqua nullius’: traditional owners seek cultural water rights

The Tati Tati traditional owners have developed Australia’s first plan to deliver cultural flows of water to their country in the Murray-Darling basin. And they say the proposal could be template for other Aboriginal communities seeking water rights.

  • by Miki Perkins
Development of ‘zombie’ gasfield areas would create waste, water issues: opponents

Development of ‘zombie’ gasfield areas would create waste, water issues: opponents

Large swaths of some of the state’s best farmland could be opened up for coal seam gas development, resulting in the extraction of many gigalitres of groundwater.

  • by Peter Hannam