Australia weather

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Why does Australia get so many storms in summer?
Meteorologists forecast more storms and heavy rain to come over south-east, as western Sydney records more than 100,000 lightning strikes

Donna Lu Science reporter

27, Jan, 2023 @12:30 AM

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Record levels of renewable energy push demand for electricity from the grid to all-time low for December quarter
Increased output from renewables, with a near-zero fuel cost, also nudged more coal and gas out of the generation market

Peter Hannam

24, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Two NDIS providers banned after fraud claims – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier)

22, Jan, 2023 @6:37 AM

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After the flood: what an El Niño might mean for Australia’s ecosystems
Scientists are fearing the worst, predicting dangerous bushfire weather, fiercer heatwaves and severe coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef

Graham Readfearn

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Morning Mail: ‘Phantom’ carbon credits revealed, right to be forgotten considered, Ukraine pleads for tanks
More than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets are largely worthless, a Guardian investigation reveals. Plus: what’s with all this restaurant butter?

Imogen Dewey

18, Jan, 2023 @7:57 PM

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Spate of natural disasters takes a toll on Australians’ mental health, survey finds
Climate-induced extreme weather has damaged people and communities as much as buildings and land, researchers say

Donna Lu

18, Jan, 2023 @2:01 PM

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Australia prepared for possible Russian cyber-attacks after troops sent to train Ukraine soldiers – as it happened
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Josh Taylor and Rafqa Touma (earlier)

18, Jan, 2023 @7:17 AM

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Sydney forecast to enjoy its first 30C day in almost a year
The city hasn’t gone over 30C since February 2022, and is just eight days off its longest streak of days below that level

Mostafa Rachwani

17, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Dangerous flash flooding’ warning for North Queensland regions – as it happened
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Josh Taylor and Rafqa Touma (earlier)

17, Jan, 2023 @7:43 AM

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Travellers stranded and emergency refuges opened as heavy rain cuts off roads in north Queensland
PCYC and others open their doors as motels reach capacity, with motorists stuck and flash flooding possible for next 24 hours

Joe Hinchliffe and Australian Associated Press

16, Jan, 2023 @4:45 AM

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Firefighters battle blaze in Adelaide Hills as residents of Montacute advised to take shelter
Bushfire downgraded to ‘watch and act’ on Saturday afternoon as nine firebombers and spotter aircraft tried to contain the spread

Graham Readfearn

14, Jan, 2023 @6:08 AM

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Flood-hit Murray River caravan parks miss out on vital holiday tourism as clean-up continues
Piles of rubbish fill the space normally taken by summer visitors, with businesses facing the loss of a season’s earnings

Fleur Connick in Deniliquin

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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