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Why tiny ants have invaded your house, and what to do about it

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Picture: Shuttlecock It’s nigh on impossible to calculate with accuracy how many ants are on Earth, but estimates put the number at about ten billion billion. And sometimes, it can feel like a good proportion of those...
bushfire survivors just won a crucial case against the nsw environmental watchdog, putting other states on notice

Bushfire survivors just won a crucial case against the NSW environmental watchdog, putting other...

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  Picture: Shutterstock This week was another big one in the land of climate litigation. On Thursday, a New South Wales court compelled the state Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to take stronger action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions....
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Ordinary people, extraordinary change: addressing the climate emergency through ‘quiet activism

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Across the world, people worried about the impacts of climate change are seeking creative and meaningful ways to transform their urban environments. One such approach is known as “quiet activism”. “Quiet activism” refers...
launching Australias first scratch built satellite

We’re launching Australia’s first scratch-built satellite, and it’s a giant leap towards the Moon

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  Picture:Curtin University, Author provided   On August 28, a SpaceX rocket will blast off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, carrying supplies bound for the International Space Station. But also on board will be a small...
Planting a wattle read this header

Planning to plant an Australian native like wattle? Read this first — you might...

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  Coastal wattle. Dr David Chael, Author provided Australian native plants are having a moment in the sun, with more of us seeking out and planting native species than in the past. Our gardens — and our social media feeds...
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There’s no end to the damage humans can wreak on the climate. This is...

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  Picture: Alexander Beltes/ EPA A major new report published last week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contained grave warnings on where Earth’s climate is headed. So what happens if humanity doesn’t get its...
Curbing online retailers snooping

How one simple rule change could curb online retailers’ snooping on you

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  Picture: Rupixen.com/Unsplash I spent last week studying the 26,000 words of privacy terms published by eBay and Amazon, trying to extract some straight answers, and comparing them to the privacy terms of other online...
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With the release of a terrifying IPCC report, Australia must face its wilful political...

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  Picture I remember the acute frustration of watching one of the US news feeds on September 11, 2001 — 20 years ago next month. With the stricken twin towers smoking away in the background, the...
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This is the most sobering report card yet on climate change and Earth’s future....

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  Picture: AP Photo/Noah Berger Australia is experiencing widespread, rapid climate change not seen for thousands of years and may warm by 4℃ or more this century, according to a highly anticipated report by the Intergovernmental Panel...
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Monday’s IPCC report is a really big deal for climate change. So what is...

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  Picture: Chinatopix via AP Today, an extremely important report on the physical science of climate change will be released to the world. Produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the report will give...