All Articles on Australia

More than half of all corals in the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia have died due to heat stress over the past 30 years. (Photo: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Richard Vevers) News
'No Time to Lose': New Study Shows 50% Coral Decline on Great Barrier Reef
"We expect this decline to continue," predicted one of the study's authors, who said that unless urgent climate action is taken, "the reef will be unrecognizable."
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Work at a Rio Tinto mine at Yandicoogina, Pilbara, Western Australia on September 4, 2009. (Photo: Christian Sprogoe/AFP/Getty Images) News
Australian Aboriginal Leaders Testify Mining Firm's Gag Clause Silencing Opposition to Destruction of Ancient Sacred Site
"Rio Tinto must acknowledge, and seek to correct, the unequal bargaining positions that have always resulted in a disadvantage for Traditional Owners."
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Residents of Melbourne, Australia gather on March 22, 2019 to memorialize the 51 people killed by a right-wing extremist in a Christchurch, New Zealand mosque one week earlier. (Photo: Recep Sakar/Andalou/Getty Images)  News
Study Warns Radicalized Right-Wingers Uniting Online—Many Inspired by Trump—Threaten Australian Democracy
The researchers urge Australian leaders to safeguard the nation's political system "from these very insidious and ongoing threats."
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"The oil industry may be dying, but it will still pollute us for decades after its death." Views
A Dying Industry is Leaving A Deadly Legacy
An important new investigation examined the issue of the shocking state of over three million abandoned oil and gas wells in the United States.
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'Best News in Quite a While': Dramatically Lower Flu Rates in Southern Hemisphere Offer Hope
Expert say countries in the north should note the "positive side effect" of Covid-19 restrictions, including wearing masks in public.
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Pope Francis Says Covid-19 Vaccine Must Be 'Universal and for All'—Not Just the Rich and Powerful
In addition to coronavirus, Pope Francis said, "we must also cure a larger virus, that of social injustice, inequality of opportunity, marginalization, and the lack of protection for the weakest."
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Australian troops on patrol in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Collins, Wikimedia Commons) Views
New SAS War Crimes Revealed as Australia Braces for Report
"A small number of commissioned officers had allowed a culture where abhorrent conduct was permitted."
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A koala named Pete from Pappinbarra at The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on November 29, 2019 in Port Macquarie, Australia. News
'Without Urgent Govt Intervention,' Koalas Face Extinction in New South Wales by 2050
"If urgent action isn't taken now, NSW is taking a chainsaw to the last koala tree in the bush."
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That long term decline is because the filthy fossil fuel cannot compete with renewables which get cheaper by the day. (Photo: Marcel Kusch/picture alliance via Getty Images) Views
COVID-19 Crisis Accelerating "Long-term Decline of Coal"
Every day new renewables are coming on stream and the reality is we do not need coal for electricity generation.
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In addition to contributing to climate change, forest fires present a more immediate and very grave threat to public health. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
This Year’s Forest Fire Season Could Be Even Deadlier
Countries are using the coronavirus crisis to lift environmental regulations, even as COVID-19 leaves populations more vulnerable to health impacts from fires.
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