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Issue 191


Almost revealed: the night parrot's secret
Australia’s night parrot has been called the world’s most mysterious bird. First discovered in 1845, it was rarely seen alive for most of the next 170 years, but was rediscovered in 2013 by Queensland naturalist, John Young.
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New research shows alpine grazing does not reduce blazing
The scale and impact, both economic and ecological, of recent bushfire disasters demands a rethink of fire management strategies. A controversial approach receiving more attention internationally is the use of large grazing animals to reduce fuel loads.
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Croc attacks: a new website with bite
Crocodiles have a rather off-putting character trait: they bite. It's fair to say few people like being bitten.
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In search of evolution's footprint
What kinds of wildlife do we have on this continent? Where are these species found? How have they evolved? How are they related to wildlife in other parts of the world? And how can we conserve this natural heritage for future generations? These are some of the questions that the Director of Australia's largest wildlife collection wrestles with in the course of his work.
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In Brief - Round-up of sustainability news

Fungi may be key to tropical rainforest biodiversity
Extreme El Niño events to double under global warming
Rim nations collaborate to study Indian Ocean heatwaves
Increased estimate of sea-level rise contribution from West Antarctica
Bacteria to aid sustainable sugar cane production
Better dental care for endangered marsupial
India warms to Australian solar-and-gas hybrid energy solution

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