Australia's dingoes have long been seen as pests. But after centuries of being hunted and poisoned, the wild canine is now struggling to survive. As bushfires devastate wildlife, some say it's time to protect dingoes.
Numbers of the vulnerable duck-billed species, unique to Australia, have dropped by more than a fifth since 1990. Extreme droughts linked to climate change threaten the platypus' existence, scientists have warned.
Is the dingo a dangerous feral dog to be killed off or integral part of Australia's unique native ecosystem? The bushfires have left the country's only native canid more vulnerable, with less habitat and fewer prey.
With face masks littering the environment, the search is on for sustainable solutions. Could they be recycled into new products? Or might masks made from organic materials cut pandemic pollution?
Activists are increasingly using litigation as a tool to influence climate action worldwide. Here's a look at some of the main tactics they're wielding to force change on fossil fuel firms and weak government policies.
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