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‘Worst it’s ever been’: a threatened species alarm sounds during the election campaign – and is ignored

Warnings of dramatically escalating extinctions in Australia over the next two decades seem to be falling on deaf ears.

Illegal logging threatens Cambodia’s indigenous people, says Amnesty
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Illegal logging threatens Cambodia’s indigenous people, says Amnesty

Country’s ‘corrupt’ approach to conservation leaves protected forests facing ‘oblivion’, human rights watchdog warns
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‘The water used to be up to your armpits’: Birds starve as Turkey’s lakes dry up

Over the past 50 years, 60% of Turkey's 300 natural lakes have dried up and the loss is devastating for birds and other wildlife.

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Heatwaves, sewage, pesticides: why England’s rivers need a ‘new deal’ to avert crisis

England's rivers are facing a crisis from climate change, agricultural pollution and lack of effective planning controls. That is the key warning of Water UK, the industry group that represents the nation's water suppliers.

Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction

Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction

Study finds agriculture and pesticide use threaten relatives of world's most important crops, considered crucial to food security.

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Windfarm plan could threaten disease-free Tasmanian devil colony, documents reveal

A proposed new windfarm on Robbins Island off north-west Tasmania could threaten a disease-free Tasmanian devil population, according to federal environment officials, who say the damage to habitat could be difficult to offset.

Where mining meets rainforest: the battle for Tasmania’s Tarkine
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Where mining meets rainforest: the battle for Tasmania’s Tarkine

Campaigners say plans for a new tailings dam threatens wilderness that should be declared a heritage area
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