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Mega, giga, terafire: New language to capture monster blazes

Mega, giga, terafire: New language to capture monster blazes

The term ‘megafire’ has been around since 2005. Now, an Australian team has defined it, while coining new terms for the more extreme blazes of our changing climate.

  • by Peter de Kruijff

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From the Archives, 1992: Navy mobilises to save 90,000 giant clams

From the Archives, 1992: Navy mobilises to save 90,000 giant clams

Thirty years ago, the navy launched Operation Clamsaver to rescue up to 90,000 giant clams - an endangered species - in danger of dying from overcrowding due to a too-successful breeding program in North Queensland.

  • by Michael Magazanik
Banker busted for ‘saying the quiet bit out loud’ on climate change

Banker busted for ‘saying the quiet bit out loud’ on climate change

“Who cares if Miami is six metres underwater in 100 years?” said Stuart Kirk in a speech at a Moral Money conference that raised eyebrows around the world.

  • by Nick O'Malley
National weather forecast for Monday May 23
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National weather forecast for Monday May 23

National weather forecast for Monday May 23.

On back of urgency on climate, Australia is tipping centre-left

On back of urgency on climate, Australia is tipping centre-left

Climate was a decisive issue in Saturday’s election - and not only in the teal seats.

  • by Bob Carr
Scientists look to history in bid to save critically endangered marsupial from climate change
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Scientists look to history in bid to save critically endangered marsupial from climate change

Scientists have combed through fossil records from millions of years ago to justify the move of 14 mountain pygmy-possums to their new home in Lithgow.

  • by Laura Chung
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National weather forecast for Sunday May 22
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National weather forecast for Sunday May 22

National weather forecast for Sunday May 22.

What goes around: 100 firms are making plastics a global problem

What goes around: 100 firms are making plastics a global problem

As international and regional organisations seem to be getting more ambitious in curtailing plastic pollution, the corporate sector looks to be lagging.

  • by J.J. Rose
Storm generates three tornados in Germany, leaving dozens injured
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Storm generates three tornados in Germany, leaving dozens injured

A storm that swept across parts of Germany generated three tornadoes, leaving more than 40 people were injured in one western city.

National weather forecast for Saturday May 21
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National weather forecast for Saturday May 21

National weather forecast for Saturday May 21.

How to foil climate change: Hairdressers tackling curly topic with clients

How to foil climate change: Hairdressers tackling curly topic with clients

Paddington stylist Paloma Rose Garcia organised training for hairdressers in talking about climate change with clients during their time in the chair.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons