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A pain in the grass: Native wildlife and cultural sites in arid Australia at risk

Buffel grass growing right under desert fig, a bushfood that’s sensitive to fire. Ellen Ryan-Colton, Author provided

Researchers have uncovered, for the first time, the extent of impact that buffel grass has on the environment in arid Australia.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition