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Boris Johnson asks Scott Morrison to take 'bold action' on climate change

Boris Johnson has encouraged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to take "bold action" on climate change during a phone call in which the British leader stressed the need for "ambitious targets" to reach net-zero emissions.

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Climate

Australia's first offshore wind farm off the coast of South Gippsland promises jobs boom, green recovery

Australia's first offshore wind farm could provide about 8000 direct and indirect jobs in Victoria over its 30-year lifetime, including 5200 construction jobs and 740 ongoing roles a year.

Climate

From disease to bushfires, Australia's iconic koalas face bleak future

At work, Morgan Philpott cares for sick children. In his off-hours the Australian paediatric nurse turns his attention to an equally defenceless group: unwell koalas.
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Climate

‘New jobs, new industries, new wealth’: Kevin Rudd’s vision for a green recovery out of the pandemic

Kevin Rudd has called for solar panels to be made compulsory on all new buildings and increased incentives to be offered to households that do not yet have them as part of a "genuinely green recovery" from recession.

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Toxics

The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals

Researchers in Australia blamed climate change for the loss, which they said could diminish critical habitats for fish and other marine life.
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Climate

Joëlle Gergis: 'I never thought I’d live to see the horror of planetary collapse'

It breaks my heart to watch the country I love irrevocably wounded because of the Australian government's refusal to act on climate change.

Climate

Half of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is gone. It might never recover

Bleaching events in back-to-back years so thoroughly wiped out coral that it cannot easily reproduce, researchers found.
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Climate

Petition targeting Murdoch swamps Australian parliament's website

More than 200,000 people signed a petition drawn up by a former prime minister calling for an examination of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Australia.
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Biodiversity

Australia needs a new agency to monitor threatened species, top scientists say

The federal government should establish a new agency similar to the Bureau of Meteorology to observe and make forecasts on the state of Australia's wildlife, according to leading Australian scientists.

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Climate

Logan City turning human waste into energy in move to go carbon neutral within two years

Queensland's Logan City is the first local government area in Australia to turn human waste into energy after trialling a state-of-the-art gasification plant at the Loganholme Waste Water Treatment plant.

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Climate

Federal Budget 2020: Climate modelling scientists cheer extra funding

Federal funding for advanced climate modelling has cheered scientists who say the investment will help refine predictions for everything from fire-generated thunderstorms to worsening urban heat islands.

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Climate

Why Josh wants other farmers on the frontline to consider climate change

As a fourth-generation cattle farmer, Josh Gilbert noticed changes on the property weren't just reflecting natural cycles. Until recently, his dad disagreed.

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Justice

Coronavirus Brazil: As indigenous elders die, endangered languages face extinction

Tribal leaders and linguists from Brazil to India to Australia race to record dying languages.
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Toxics

Hidden beneath the ocean's surface, nearly 16 million tons of microplastic

New research shows that the amount of fragments embedded in the sea floor is far more than the plastic floating on the ocean’s surface.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

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Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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