Pittwater Life

Extinction of ice age giants likely drove surviving animals apart

Extinction of ice age giants likely drove surviving animals apart
Aniko Blanka Toth - Maquarie University

As the world grapples with an extinction crisis, our large mammals are among the most endangered. These threatened species – rhinos, pandas, tigers, polar bears and the like – greatly influence their ecosystems. So what will happen to the smaller animals left behind?

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A shot of hope in the face of climate despair

A shot of hope in the face of climate despair
Madeleine De Gabriele - The Conversation

Hope, like a slinky, springs eternal. While rage, fear and disgust are all appropriate responses to the realities of climate change (which we have explored extensively this week), we must move from despair to action.

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Why suburban parks offer an antidote to helicopter parenting

Why suburban parks offer an antidote to helicopter parenting
Queensland University of Technology

Well-designed suburban parks could be an antidote to helicopter parenting. As well as giving kids much-needed time outdoors being active, suburban parks offer kids opportunities to decide what activities they do, new research shows. It’s an ideal opportunity for parents to let go of their task-focused daily agendas, even if just for a little while.

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