New research shows that fire follows fire in the Australian Alps, and old-growth forests are less flammable.
Western Australia’s few remaining giant jarrahs are increasingly lonely monuments to the forest’s towering past.
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When Europeans first arrived in Australia's Southwest, they found vast tracts of huge jarrah trees. Now, after logging and dwindling rainfall, only a handful of these giants remain.
Cattle drovers have won back the right to graze livestock in the Australian Alps - against scientists’ advice.
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From reef dredging, to shark culling, to opening old-growth forests to logging, environmental policies are leaving Australia’s wildlife exposed to threats. The reason, we propose, is that society and government…
Large trees don’t slow down with age.
Large, older trees have been found to grow faster and absorb carbon dioxide more rapidly than younger, smaller trees, despite…