Australia’s Secret Rescue of Ancient Trees Offers an Insight Into Evolution
This tree has, in a sense, outlived the dinosaurs. Encountering it can be like seeing a dinosaur-era insect encased in ancient amber brought to life.Photograph by S. Rae / Flickr When I read that more than a billion animals had lost their lives to bushfires still raging in Australia, I froze, staring at the incomprehensible […]
The Last Drop of Water in Broken Hill
Earth Science:In the Australian outback, the future of drought has come early.
Cats Are Not the Best Defenders of Ecological Health
A feral cat prowling among baby penguins on Macquarie Island, south of mainland Australia.Geoff Copson / Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service After a cat loses its last aesthetic and behavioral traits characteristic of a kitten, it also loses much of its appeal as a companion to some people. At the same time, this cat […]