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5 big environment stories you probably missed while you’ve been watching coronavirus

5 big environment stories you probably missed while you’ve been watching coronavirus

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Picture: Shuttlestock Good news: COVID-19 is not the only thing going on right now! Bad news: while we’ve all been deep in the corona-hole, the climate crisis has been ticking along in the background, and there...
sorry to disappoint climate deniers, but coronavirus makes the low-carbon transition more urgent

Sorry to disappoint climate deniers, but coronavirus makes the low-carbon transition more urgent

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Image: Pixabay Climate deniers have been hanging out for the United Nations’ next big summit to fail. In a sense, the coronavirus and its induced policy responses have more than satisfied their wildest dreams, precipitating...
it’s official: the last five years were the warmest ever recorded

It’s official: the last five years were the warmest ever recorded

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Picture: Peter Rae/AAP The World Meteorological Organisation yesterday published a definitive climate report card showing concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to rise, and the last five years were the warmest on record. The Statement on the State...

A rare natural phenomenon brings severe drought to Australia. Climate change is making it...

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Picture: Shuttlecock Weather-wise, 2019 was a crazy way to end a decade. Fires spread through much of southeast Australia, fuelled by dry vegetation from the ongoing drought and fanned by hot, windy fire weather. On the...
entire hillsides of trees turned brown this summer. is it the start of ecosystem collapse?

Entire hillsides of trees turned brown this summer. Is it the start of ecosystem...

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Picture: Rachael Nolan, CC BY-NC The drought in eastern Australia was a significant driver of this season’s unprecedented bushfires. But it also caused another, less well known environmental calamity this summer: entire hillsides of trees turned from green to...
after a summer of extremes, here’s what to expect this autumn

After a summer of extremes, here’s what to expect this autumn

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Picture: Dan Peled/AAP/Dave Hunt The past Australian summer was a season of two contrasting halves. So did the midsummer weather change make a dent in the drought, and is it likely to continue through autumn? The...
the world may lose half its sandy beaches by 2100. it’s not too late to save most of them

The world may lose half its sandy beaches by 2100. It’s not too late...

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Image: Shuttlecock For many coastal regions, sea-level rise is a looming crisis threatening our coastal society, livelihoods and coastal ecosystems. A new study, published in Nature Climate Change, has reported the world will lose almost half...
here are 5 practical ways trees can help us survive climate change

Here are 5 practical ways trees can help us survive climate change

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Planting a tree to help the environment crosses all generations. Image Shutterstock As the brutal reality of climate change dawned this summer, you may have asked yourself a hard question: am I well-prepared to live...
222 scientists say cascading crises are the biggest threat to the well-being of future generations

222 scientists say cascading crises are the biggest threat to the well-being of future...

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Image: Shutterstock The bushfires raging across Australia this summer have sharpened the focus on how climate change affects human health. This season bushfires have already claimed more than 30 human lives, and many people have grappled...
we have the vaccine for climate disinformation – let’s use it

We have the vaccine for climate disinformation – let’s use it

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Exposing people to likely disinformation campaigns about bushfire causes will help inoculate them. JASON O'BRIEN/AAP Australia’s recent bushfire crisis will be remembered for many things – not least, the tragic loss of life, property and landscape....
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