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eat your heart out: native water rats have worked out how to safely eat cane toads

Eat your heart out: native water rats have worked out how to safely eat...

Water rats in Western Australia are safely hunting cane toads. Author provided Australia’s water rats, or Rakali, are one of Australia’s beautiful but lesser-known native rodents. And these intelligent, semi-aquatic rats have revealed another...
we want to learn about climate change from weather presenters, not politicians

We want to learn about climate change from weather presenters, not politicians

Melbourne’s ABC weather presenter Paul Higgins discussing a trend towards warmer April days. ABC/MCCCRH One of the great paradoxes of climate change communication in Australia is that politicians command the most attention on the issue,...
ignoring young people’s climate change fears is a recipe for anxiety

Ignoring young people’s climate change fears is a recipe for anxiety

School students took to the streets in Melbourne and other Australian cities back in March as part of a global rally on climate change. Now they've done it again. AAP Image/Ellen Smith This story...
‘this situation brings me to despair’: two reef scientists share their climate grief

‘This situation brings me to despair’: two reef scientists share their climate grief

A researcher completing bleaching surveys in the southern Great Barrier Reef after a major bleaching event.  ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR CORAL REEF STUDIES Few feel the pain of the Great Barrier Reef’s decline more acutely than...
the gloves are off: ‘predatory’ climate deniers are a threat to our children

The gloves are off: ‘predatory’ climate deniers are a threat to our children

A child jumps from a rock outcrop into a lagoon in the low-lying Pacific island of Tuvalu. AAP/Mick Tsikas In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe...
australia to attend climate summit empty-handed despite un pleas to ‘come with a plan’

Australia to attend climate summit empty-handed despite UN pleas to ‘come with a plan’

The Port Kembla industrial area in NSW. Industry emissions can be cut by improving efficiency, shifting to electricity and closing old plants.  Dean Lewins/AAP This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration...
‘climigration’: when communities must move because of climate change

‘Climigration’: when communities must move because of climate change

Flood damage in Bundaberg, Queensland, in 2013. Most communities are at some risk from extreme events, but repeated disasters raise the question of relocation. srv007/Flickr, This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global...
the great barrier reef is in trouble. there are a whopping 45 reasons why

The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. There are a whopping 45 reasons why

A helicopter view of Bait Reef in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Justin Blank/AAP When the managers of the Great Barrier Reef recently rated its outlook as very poor, a few well known threats dominated...
everyone’s business: why companies should let their workers join the climate strike

Everyone’s business: why companies should let their workers join the climate strike

A climate rally in Sydney in March 2019. AAP Multinational ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s will close its Australian stores for this month’s global climate strike and pay staff to attend the protest,...
the air above antarctica is suddenly getting warmer – here’s what it means for australia

The air above Antarctica is suddenly getting warmer – here’s what it means for...

Antarctic winds have a huge effect on weather in other places. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr Record warm temperatures above Antarctica over the coming weeks are likely to bring above-average spring temperatures and below-average...