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This farming technique could help Australia feed the world in uncertain times

This farming technique could help Australia feed the world in uncertain times

Australia’s food-rich regions feed the nation, but a year of storms and floods has repeatedly tested them and added to soaring prices for fresh fruit and vegetables. Weather-related events are expected to increase in the future, but supply shortages across the country this year could be a thing of the past as growers use their …

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” Are we alone in the universe ? “: work begins in Western Australia on the most powerful radio telescope in the world

Construction of the world’s largest radio astronomy observatory, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), has officially begun in Australia after three decades of development. A huge intergovernmental effort, the SKA has been hailed as one of the greatest science projects of this century. It will allow scientists to go back to the beginning of the history …

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The great barrier reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is “in danger”: Australia pushes back

On Tuesday 29 November, a joint report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the UNESCO World Heritage Center (WHC) expressed concern over the status of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Australia, recommending that it “be inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger”. Citing “major threats that could have …

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Cost-effective planetary X-ray development: Deep planetary scan examines Martian core

Cost-effective planetary X-ray development: Deep planetary scan examines Martian core

Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new cost-effective deep-scanning technique that can provide a window into the interiors of planets in Earth’s solar system. The new approach uses a single instrument on the planet and provided ANU seismologists with an analysis of the Red Planet’s interior, including its core. The dynamo …

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Australia opposes 'endangered' barrier reef status

Australia opposes ‘endangered’ barrier reef status

A sea turtle swims above corals on Moore Reef in the Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland, eastern Australia, November 13, 2022. Sam McNeil/AP hide caption toggle caption Sam McNeil/AP A sea turtle swims above corals on Moore Reef in the Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland, eastern Australia, November 13, …

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Great Barrier Reef should be placed on 'endangered' list, says UN-backed report |  CNN

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on ‘endangered’ list, says UN-backed report | CNN

CNN — The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of “endangered” World Heritage sites, a team of scientists have concluded after conducting a mission to the world’s largest coral reef system. In a new UN-backed report released on Monday, scientists said the reef faces major threats due to the climate crisis and …

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Climate change has cost Australia billions. And a state bears the weight

Queensland has suffered more economic damage from extreme weather disasters than any other state or territory, and more extreme weather is on the way. Key points: Disasters have cost Queensland around $30 billion since the 1970s Ex-QFES commissioner says disaster management system is under pressure Damage to public infrastructure in South East Queensland has cost …

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Now that Woolies and Coles are no longer an option, how do you recycle soft plastics in Australia?

Following the collapse of Redcycle’s soft plastics recycling scheme, many Australians are now wondering what they can do with their used plastic items. So, with the ability to drop off soft plastics in large supermarkets now gone, what should Australians do with them? Here’s what you need to know. Following the collapse of Redcycle’s soft …

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Scientists try to strengthen the Great Barrier Reef in a warmer world

Scientists try to strengthen the Great Barrier Reef in a warmer world

By SAM McNEIL November 18, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/science-technology-corals-coral-reefs-pollution-2e02cb122441b466affd1a03957cd463 KONOMIE ISLAND, Australia (AP) — Beneath the turquoise waters off the Australian coast lies one of the natural wonders of the world, an underwater rainbow jungle teeming with life that scientists say shows some of the clearest signs of climate change to date. The Great Barrier Reef, …

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Australia said to end new fossil fuel subsidies if it wants Pacific backing for climate summit

Australia must stop subsidizing new fossil fuel developments if it is to win the backing of a key Pacific nation for its plan to co-host a major UN climate summit in 2026. The Albanian government launched a campaign at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt to co-host the annual climate conference with Pacific neighbors in …

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