Monthly Archives: July 2016

New road for Ikea to slice into Canberra sun moth habitat

A critically endangered sun moth and a rare lizard could lose a further slice of their habitat as part of plans to build a new two-lane access road for an Ikea furniture store on the fringe of  Australia’s national capital, … Continue reading

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Crisis for Australian bee industries after varroa mite found in Queensland

Australia’s honey and pollination industries face a potential biosecurity crisis following the discovery of varroa mites in an Asian honey bee hive at the port of Townsville in north Queensland. Tests  have confirmed the presence of the parasitic mite Varroa jacobsoni … Continue reading

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