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Black summer bushfires may have caused rare ‘triple dip’ La Niña, study suggests
Smoke aerosols from the fires interacted with clouds to cool the south-eastern Pacific, helping the wet weather pattern to form, scientists believe

Donna Lu Science writer

10, May, 2023 @6:00 PM

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‘Unique’ frogs in NSW rainforests feared locally extinct after black summer bushfires
Pugh’s mountain frog, which has been ‘evolving since Australia was connected to Antarctica’ was worst affected of nine threatened species, researchers say

Donna Lu

08, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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AI cameras reveal the survival stories of Australian animals after bushfires
Researchers were particularly excited by the discovery of dunnarts on Kangaroo Island, where fires ravaged up to 90% of their habitat

Josh Taylor

04, May, 2023 @3:41 AM

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The market won’t restore Australia’s degraded ecosystems. Labor needs to get its priorities straight | Adam Morton
Change will only come when protecting our unique wilderness comes over other considerations. There are concerning signs the Albanese government is not on board

Adam Morton

04, May, 2023 @2:02 AM

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The next El Niño: when is it coming and how strong might this one be for Australia?
After three wet La Niña years, an El Niño now looks likely, which could cut rainfall, raise temperatures and create nightmarish bushfire conditions

Graham Readfearn

17, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The black summer bushfires killed 3 billion animals. They are our relatives; they deserve to be mourned | Alexis Wright
Three years after Australia’s firestorm tragedy, Alexis Wright offers a eulogy for the living creatures lost – and a plea for the humans left behind

Alexis Wright

31, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Jack Thompson on David Bowie, the climate crisis and posing nude: ‘I didn’t need persuading’
The actor narrates a 40-screen immersive exhibition of Australian land and wildlife, shot by 25 cinematographers. ‘This environment is our heritage and our responsibility,’ he says

Andrew Stafford

12, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Queensland mother whose son took his life calls for change at robodebt royal commission – As it happened
All the day’s news as it unfolded

Mostafa Rachwani and Natasha May (earlier)

10, Mar, 2023 @7:31 AM

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‘It is ginormous’: bushfire in NSW’s central west puts rural communities on edge
Rural Fire Service says blaze north of Hill End could burn for weeks as locals struggle to save properties

Rafqa Touma

09, Mar, 2023 @8:52 AM

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Smoke from Australian bushfires depleted ozone layer by up to 5% in 2020, study finds
Lead researcher says destruction was similar to process of Antarctic ozone hole forming each spring ‘but at much warmer temperatures’

Donna Lu

08, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Marles says Dutton’s Aukus advice out of date – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly and Natasha May (earlier)

02, Mar, 2023 @7:49 AM

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Australia faces unprecedented grassfires next summer ‘supercharged’ by global heating
Fuel loads that increased after heavy rain are now drying out and creating ‘powder keg’ conditions for future fires, report warns

Lisa Cox

21, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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