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Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation

The Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since European colonisation.

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Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

Restoring natural landscapes damaged by human exploitation can be one of the most effective and cheapest ways to combat the climate crisis while also boosting dwindling wildlife populations, a scientific study finds.

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Global heating motivated American mastodons to trek north

Genetic diversity could shrink as animals venture into new territories because of global heating leaving them vulnerable to extinction, scientists have warned after tracking the impact of climate change on the American mastodon.

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Endangered smoky mouse, feared wiped out during bushfires, found alive in Kosciuszko national park

The critically endangered smoky mouse has been discovered alive and well in the Kosciuszko national park after it was feared the native species had been wiped from the area during the summer bushfire crisis.

Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating, scientists warn
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Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating, scientists warn

The sixth mass extinction of wildlife on Earth is accelerating, according to an analysis by scientists who warn it may be a tipping point for the collapse of civilisation.

‘Frightening’ number of plant extinctions found in global survey
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‘Frightening’ number of plant extinctions found in global survey

Human destruction of the living world is causing a "frightening" number of plant extinctions, according to scientists who have completed the first global analysis of the issue.

Monbiot: Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse
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Monbiot: Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot
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