about 500,000 australian species are undiscovered – and scientists are on a 25-year mission to finish the job

About 500,000 Australian species are undiscovered – and scientists are on a 25-year mission...

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  Picture: Wikimedia Here are two quiz questions for you. How many species of animals, plants, fungi, fish, insects and other organisms live in Australia? And how many of these have been discovered and named? To...
four seismic climate wins show big oil, gas and coal are running out of places to hide

Four seismic climate wins show Big Oil, Gas and Coal are running out of...

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  Picture: Peter Dejong/AP Three global fossil fuel giants have just suffered embarrassing rebukes over their inadequate action on climate change. Collectively, the developments show how courts, and frustrated investors, are increasingly willing to force...
a ‘100% renewables’ target might not mean what you think it means. an energy expert explains

A ‘100% renewables’ target might not mean what you think it means. An energy...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock In the global effort to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, achieving a “100% renewables” electricity system is considered ideal. Some Australian states have committed to 100% renewable energy targets, or even 200%...
stop removing your solar panels early, please. it’s creating a huge waste problem for australia

Stop removing your solar panels early, please. It’s creating a huge waste problem for...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Installing solar panels is an easy way to lower your carbon footprint and cut electricity bills. But our recent research found there are many incentives to remove them prematurely, adding to Australia’s massive waste...
we sliced open radioactive particles from soil in south australia and found they may be leaking plutonium

We sliced open radioactive particles from soil in South Australia and found they may...

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  Picture: National Archives of Australia Almost 60 years after British nuclear tests ended, radioactive particles containing plutonium and uranium still contaminate the landscape around Maralinga in outback South Australia. These “hot particles” are not as...
new international energy agency report reprimands any new fossil fuel development. guess what australia did next?

New International Energy Agency report reprimands any new fossil fuel development. Guess what Australia...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Even if every country meets its current climate targets, Earth’s temperature will still rise by a dangerous 2.1℃ this century, according to sobering findings from a new International Energy Agency report. The IEA found...
‘one sip can kill’: why a highly toxic herbicide should be banned in australia

‘One sip can kill’: why a highly toxic herbicide should be banned in Australia

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  Picture: Shuttlestock There’s a weedkiller used in Australia that’s so toxic, one sip could kill you. It’s called paraquat and debate is brewing over whether it should be banned. Paraquat is already outlawed in many...
a victorian logging company just won a controversial court appeal. here’s what it means for forest wildlife

A Victorian logging company just won a controversial court appeal. Here’s what it means...

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  AAP Image/Supplied by Dr Peter Smith Australia’s forest-dwelling wildlife is in greater peril after last week’s court ruling that logging — even if it breaches state requirements — is exempt from the federal law...
these 3 tips will help you create a thriving pollinator-friendly garden this winter

These 3 tips will help you create a thriving pollinator-friendly garden this winter

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  Picture: Shuttlestock The busy buzz of pollinating bees is a sound most of us associate with summer. If you live in temperate regions of Australia, you may start to notice fewer insects as the...
paying australia’s coal-fired power stations to stay open longer is bad for consumers and the planet

Paying Australia’s coal-fired power stations to stay open longer is bad for consumers and...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Australian governments are busy designing the nation’s transition to a clean energy future. Unfortunately, in a misguided effort to ensure electricity supplies remain affordable and reliable, governments are considering a move that...