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Adani disrupted as 75-year-old ‘locks on’ to headquarters

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 8th February 2020 -  “It’s the one thing I can do to try and save the world.” Barb Neilson is living proof that age is no barrier to getting in the way of one of Australia’s most controversial mining projects,

Your nature snaps could help restore Australia’s devastated bushland

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 1st February 2020 -  The project has received nearly 200 submissions in 24 hours     Australians are being urged to swap Instagram for a new photo sharing platform documenting the recovery of bushfire-affected

Crafty kid raises bushfire donations from afar

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 25th January 2020 -  The hand-crafted koala fundraiser has hit nearly $400,000  When six-year-old Owen found out about the Australian bushfires and the impact on native wildlife from his hometown in

‘Opera house’ of the natural world rescued in covert operation

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 18th January 2020 -  The prehistoric pine grove is the only one to exist in the wild  First, the prehistoric Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and nearly 200 million years on, it looks as though they

Quirky bushfire fundraisers that took the world by storm

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 11th January 2020 -  From sending nudes, to Russell Crowe auctioning off a daggy cap, we take a look at the wackiest bushfire fundraisers that went viral for a good cause  The devastation of this year’s

The Very Hungry (Yolngu) Caterpillar

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 30th November 2019 -  Iconic kids books including The Hungry Caterpillar are being translated into Indigenous languages  For around 40 per cent of Northern Territory students, English is not their first

Crowdfunding for bushfire koalas climbs past $1 million 

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 23rd November 2019 -  The NSW Koala Hospital says it will use the extra money to set up a koala breeding sanctuary   An online fundraiser set up to help koalas devastated in the NSW bush fires has raised over

Your vodka on the rocks could save the planet

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 16th November 2019 -  A new American vodka is sucking up as much carbon dioxide as eight fully grown trees    Making vodka from the traditional ingredients of potatoes and grains is officially old news,

Give your rideshare driver a (mental health) lift

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 9th November 2019 -  A major Australian rideshare group and comedian Arj Barker are encouraging users to chat with their drivers  In a bid to improve the mental health of its drivers, rideshare company

Hero penguin protector heads to the kennel for retirement

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 19th October 2019 -  A beloved sheepdog responsible for saving a threatened penguin colony heads to retirement    The furry guardian of a threatened Victorian fairy penguin colony is hanging up her

Skiing for sustainability

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 12th October 2019 -  A Danish rubbish-to-clean-energy plant is attracting global attention with its new ski slope A 1,500 foot ski slope has opened to the public on the roof of a Copenhagen clean energy

Young and old compete for sporting glory

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 5th October 2019 -  Canberra’s oldest citizens have been going for gold in the town’s annual sporting competition, walking away with more than a medal around their necks.  The sporting carnival, hosted
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