Natural disasters

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China’s Covid wave ‘key risk’ to supply chains – as it happened
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Stephanie Convery (now) and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

02, Jan, 2023 @7:43 AM

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On the surface, I’ve healed from Mallacoota’s firestorm, but tears still form | Mary O'Malley
Three years on from the Black Summer fires, Mallacoota’s community-led recovery has reaped big benefits but left volunteers exhausted and frustrated

Mary O'Malley

29, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘We got lucky’: inside California’s strangely quiet wildfire year
Fewer acres burned this year, but the need for fire mitigation and the dangers posed by the climate crisis have not vanished

Gabrielle Canon

23, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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After the floods: Eugowra awaits the insurance payouts that may not come
Central-west NSW residents left homeless by November’s devastation are still waiting for claims, with many uninsured against floods

Caitlin Cassidy

18, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Haiti faces famine – but its troubles are rooted in a brutal colonial past | Kenneth Mohammed
The Caribbean country has been blighted by colonial exploitation, natural disasters and violent gangs – now a food crisis looms. What can be done to fix Haiti?

Kenneth Mohammed

14, Dec, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Australia needs ‘wartime mobilisation’ response to climate crisis, security leaders say
Australian Security Leaders Climate Group says measures needed to contain climate change will be disruptive, but better than ‘existential threat’ of the alternative

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Tracking Australia’s progress on the climate crisis and the consequences of global heating
What is Australia’s contribution to the climate emergency, and how successfully is it acting to address it?

Nick Evershed, Josh Nicholas and Adam Morton

01, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Hawaii site that measures global CO2 shuts down after Mauna Loa volcano eruption
Scientists scramble to re-establish the crucial monitoring that has been situated on the volcano since 1958

Oliver Milman

30, Nov, 2022 @8:50 PM

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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano is erupting. What do you need to know?
Lava, volcanic gas and smog are the main hazards from eruption of the world’s largest active volcano

Staff and agencies

29, Nov, 2022 @7:41 PM

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Indonesia earthquake: many of those killed were schoolchildren, says official
Death toll of Java quake rises to 268, with dozens of schools affected, as rescuers race against time to find survivors

Rebecca Ratcliffe, Adi Renaldi in Jakarta and agencies

22, Nov, 2022 @2:09 PM

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The ground near Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano is shaking. What does it mean?
Scientists say the world’s largest volcano could erupt and officials are telling residents to be prepared

Guardian staff and agencies

03, Nov, 2022 @5:44 PM

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Insurance firms must lower premiums as government funds disaster prevention, minister says
Murray Watt says government is funding disaster mitigation infrastructure and ‘expects the insurance industry to fulfil its end of the bargain’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

03, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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