‘Sit! sit!’ How one Australian dealt with a 4m crocodile called ‘Bonecruncher’

For most people, the sight of an approaching crocodile, mouth wide open, would provide the fright of a life. And their fear would be rightly placed, as encounters between man and saltwater crocs typically have deathly ends for the former. Not for Matt Wright, the so-called “outback wrangler”. “Stay, sit, sit!” Wright instructed the croc […]

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Painting wind turbines black could help protect birds – as long as it doesn’t disrupt their migration

With climate change threatening many of the world’s species with extinction, a transition from fossil fuels is urgently needed. But some argue that the rush to replace coal power with wind could endanger birds that have a habit of flying into turbines. While wind farms aren’t quite the bird slayers they’re often portrayed to be […]

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