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Our land is burning, and western science does not have all the answers

Tue, 19/11/2019 - 00:31
Indigenous people learnt to use fire skillfully and to their advantage, including to moderate bushfires. In this time of crisis, we must learn from them. David Bowman, Professor of Pyrogeography and Fire Science, University of Tasmania Ben J. French, PhD student in Environmental Change Biology, University of Tasmania Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.

Remote Indigenous Australia's ecological economies give us something to build on

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 19:02
Expanding on sustainable practices in remote parts of Australia can deliver great benefits to both local Indigenous owners and national and global communities. Jon Altman, Emeritus professor, School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU, Australian National University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.

Climate crisis: the countryside could be our greatest ally – if we can reform farming

Mon, 04/11/2019 - 15:19
Much of the UK's farmland is unproductive. It could be put to better use storing carbon, offering recreation and providing wildlife habitat. Ian Boyd, Professor of Biology, University of St Andrews Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.

3 global conditions – and a map – for saving nature and using it wisely

Fri, 25/10/2019 - 17:04
To save what’s left of nature on this increasingly human planet, conservation needs to become a top priority around the world, from the wildest of wildlands to the densest of cities. Erle C. Ellis, Professor of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County James Watson, Professor, The University of Queensland Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.

Do David Attenborough documentaries help the natural world? New research gives cause for hope

Fri, 25/10/2019 - 13:58
Researchers have tracked how viewers respond to nature documentaries – and the lasting digital impression they leave. Darío Fernández-Bellon, Post-doctoral Researcher, University College Cork Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.

To fight climate change, science must be mobilised like it was in World War II

Mon, 21/10/2019 - 12:45
In the past, governments have worked much more closely with scientists to respond to emergencies. Tom Oliver, Professor of Applied Ecology, University of Reading Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.

Cats are not scared off by dingoes. We must find another way to protect native animals

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 05:16
Cats have lived around dogs for tens of thousands of years. So using dingoes to control feral cats will not protect our wildlife. Bronwyn Fancourt, Adjunct Research Fellow, University of New England Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.

Our land abounds in nature strips – surely we can do more than mow a third of urban green space

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 19:59
When so much of the green space in our cities is in the form of nature strips, current restrictions on plantings are denying us the many social and environmental benefits of more diverse greenery. Adrian Marshall, Lecturer, Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology, University of Melbourne Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.

Nature matters to Canadians, so conservation should be an election issue

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 12:42
Canadians are more concerned about the environment than ever before. Here's how to judge a party leader's perspective on protecting biodiversity. Joseph Bennett, Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Science and Department of Biology, Carleton University Steven J. Cooke, Canada Research Professor of Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology, Carleton University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.