The environment the loser as virus panic takes hold

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There's a danger that the pandemic could halt bushfire recovery efforts

The headlines of just a month ago were all about environmental recovery and saving biodiversity. The searing Australia bushfire season had wiped out nearly 13 million hectares and killed over a billion animals. Just as recovery operations got going the pandemic hit, and in many places those efforts have had to stop. Environmental scientist David Paton warns that in spite of the economic and social chaos caused by Covid 19, forgetting the environment now could have serious repercussions later.

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