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blackrock is the canary in the coalmine. its decision to dump coal signals what’s next

BlackRock is the canary in the coalmine. Its decision to dump coal signals what’s...

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BlackRock matters because it is big. Its decision raises questions about the soundness of smaller firms that remain   committed to coal. JUSTIN LANE/EPA The announcement by BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, that it will dump more...
what employers need to know: the legal risk of asking staff to work in smokey air

What employers need to know: the legal risk of asking staff to work in...

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Canberra streets, January 5, 2020. Employers can’t ask employees to employees to turn up for work as normal without first asking some questions. Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP Amid thick bushfire smoke in cities including Canberra and...
we know bushfire smoke affects our health, but the long-term consequences are hazy

We know bushfire smoke affects our health, but the long-term consequences are hazy

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What was short-term exposure has now become medium-term exposure to bushfire smoke in some parts of the country. Picture: Stephen Sapore/AAP In previous years, Australians might have been exposed to bushfire smoke for a...
7 reasons why you should recycle

7 reasons why you should recycle

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Our current methods are unsustainable, and we need more innovative rubbish removal methods to make this world a more sustainable place to live. Here are some reasons,which will make each one of us value...
bushfires, bots and arson claims: australia flung in the global disinformation spotlight

Bushfires, bots and arson claims: Australia flung in the global disinformation spotlight

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A targeted, coordinated online campaign has tried to mislead the public. While the myths have been debunked, the culpable parties remain unknown. SEAN DAVEY/AAP In the first week of 2020, hashtag #ArsonEmergency became the focal...
how wildfire smoke affects pets and other animals

How wildfire smoke affects pets and other animals

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A rural fire service crew attempts to protect a property in New South Wales in December 2019. Dean Lewins/AAP Images via AP Catastrophic fires across the globe are increasing in both frequency and magnitude. The bushfires in...
as fires rage, we must use social media for long-term change, not just short-term fundraising

As fires rage, we must use social media for long-term change, not just short-term...

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Comedian Celeste Barber’s fundraising efforts have gained monumental support. But we need to think of long-term engagement in climate action too.Facebook With 26 fatalities, half a billion animals impacted and 10.7 million hectares of...
weather bureau says hottest, driest year on record led to extreme bushfire season

Weather bureau says hottest, driest year on record led to extreme bushfire season

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It’s the first time since overlapping records began that Australia experienced both its lowest rainfall and highest temperatures in the same year. Dan HIMBRECHTS/AAP The Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement released yesterday confirms 2019...
animal response to a bushfire is astounding. these are the tricks they use to survive

Animal response to a bushfire is astounding. These are the tricks they use to...

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Some animals stay put after a bushfire and rebuild their populations from charred landscapes. LUKAS COCH/AAP Have you ever wondered how our native wildlife manage to stay alive when an inferno is ripping through their homes,...
before you hit ‘share’ on that cute animal photo, consider the harm it can cause

Before you hit ‘share’ on that cute animal photo, consider the harm it can...

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Chimpanzees forced to interact with humans can develop stress and other health problems. EPA Limbani the chimpanzee has about 650,000 Instagram followers. In recent months the account has featured viral photos and videos...