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Brendan Wintle

Brendan Wintle

Professor Conservation Ecology, University of Melbourne
I'm a Professor in Conservation Ecology in the School of Biosciences at the University of Melbourne. I'm currently the Director of the National Environmental Science Program Threatened Species Recovery Hub. I specialise in modelling and analysis to support decision making and policy in biodiversity conservation.

Want to help save wildlife after the fires? You can do it in your own backyard

Feb 25, 2020 01:06 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

People living in cities far from the unprecedented bushfires this summer may feel they can do little more to help beyond donating to organisations that support affected wildlife. But this is not necessarily the case: ten...

Conservation scientists are grieving after the bushfires -- but we must not give up

Jan 21, 2020 01:38 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

That a billion animals may die as a result of this summers fires has horrified the world. For many conservation biologists and managers, however, the unprecedented extent and ferocity of the fires has incinerated much more...

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Economy

Cryptocurrency firm Amber Group hits $1 billion valuation after fresh funding

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency financial services firm Amber Group raised $100 million to push its valuation to $1 billion. Investment bank China Renaissance led the funding round with participation from such...

Bitcoin sinks 7% as China steps up crackdown on cryptocurrency mining

Bitcoin sank 7 percent to $32,801 Monday on reports that China has intensified its crackdown on cryptocurrency mining. It was the first time for the worlds largest digital currency to drop below $33,000 time since June...

McDonald's announces hiring for 20,000 employees in UK and Ireland

McDonalds is looking to return to the U.K. high street, and part of the plan for this goal is to hire at least 20,000 new staff. In addition, the fast-food chain will also be opening 50 new restaurant outlets this...

Pfizer-BioNTech: Philippines signs deal for 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Pfizer-BioNTech was said to have won a contract with the Philippines for the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine. It was reported that the country just signed a deal with the American multinational pharmaceutical and...

American Airlines announces flight cancellations amid labor shortage

American Airlines has pulled out hundreds of flights that were scheduled until July. It was said that the demand for travel has been increasing as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to subside in the U.S., but since the...

Politics

Nancy Pelosi Capitol riots: Judge denies request by rioter that took photos on House Speaker's desk

During the insurrection of January 6, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was one of the targets by the rioters looking to derail Congress certification of Joe Bidens election victory. A judge recently denied the request...

Kamala Harris criticized: Nina Simone's granddaughter blames VP for taking away estate

US Vice President Kamala Harris is facing a lot of criticism over several issues as of late. One of the latest criticisms towards her was by the granddaughter of singer Nina Simone, who claimed that Harris was the reason...

Donald Trump blasted by netizens for Father's Day message

Former President Donald Trump is also a father and celebrated Fathers Day with the rest of the world over the weekend. However, his strange message wishing everyone a happy fathers day drew backlash from netizens. Trump...

Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden announce passing of dog Champ

US President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden experienced a loss over the weekend. The Bidens announced the passing of their beloved dog Champ Biden. The Bidens took to social media to share their statement...

Science

Cern: how we’re probing the universe’s origins using record precision measurements

What happened at the beginning of the universe, in the very first moments? The truth is, we dont really know because it takes huge amounts of energy and precision to recreate and understand the cosmos on such short...

S. Korea's nuclear research institute hacked by N. Korean agency: lawmaker

South Koreas Ministry of Science and ICT official is investigating a potential hack into a state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute by a group suspected to be associated with a North Korean intelligence...

S. Korea to encourage private sector participation in miniature satellite project

South Korea will develop over 100 miniature satellites over the next decade to establish a national security monitoring system and testing next-generation network communications. The Ministry of Science and ICT expects...

S. Korea eyes carbon neutrality by commercializing carbon capture and utilization products by 2030

South Korea plans to go carbon neutral by commercializing 14 carbon capture and utilization products by 2030 and to invest over 100 billion won annually for the development of the technology beginning 2023. The progress...

Finland's Ant Brew offers beer created with goose poop

Finnish Brewery Ant Brew is offering the Wasted Potential Imperial Stout, produced by using goose feces to smoke malt. The microbrewerys home city, Lahti, which was named the European Green Capital 2021, wanted to...

Technology

Amazon Prime Day 2021 offers up to $300 discount on Samsung devices

One of the biggest events in the consumer tech world is the annual Amazon Prime Day. It gives members access to lucrative discounts, even for flagship smartphones that were just released a few months ago like the Samsung...

PlayStation boss says they ‘support and encourage’ cross-play

For a long time, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has put a wall on its PlayStation platform that prevented cross-play with gamers using other gaming systems. To be fair, though, the companys stance on the matter...

Google Messages quietly adds font size adjustment feature via pinch-to-zoom gesture

Google recently unveiled some features coming to Google Messages. However, the company has apparently added a new function recently without drawing much attention to it that lets users adjust the font size of their...

‘PUBG’ may be getting a self-revive feature in July

The next major update for PUBG will bring in a new map called Taego. However, a new battleground may not be the only highlight as fans think the developers teased the introduction of a self-revive feature. Adding new...

New report claims Huawei Mate 50 is still in the pipeline

A new report suggests there might still be a chance for the Huawei Mate 50 to launch this year. A local source has claimed that the phones design has been finalized, but the company has yet to determine when its production...
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