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Australian bushfires warmed the stratosphere by 1°C for six months

Environment 8 April 2021 By Donna Lu Bushfires burning along a mountainside in New South Wales, Australia John Moore/Getty Images Smoke pollution from Australian bushfires in 2019 and 2020 warmed the stratosphere over the southern hemisphere by at least 1°C for six months, according to a new analysis. The devastating…
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April 8, 2021
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Photos of Australia’s Disastrous ‘One-in-100-Year’ Floods

Historic floods are sweeping Australia’s eastern state of New South Wales, forcing dams to spill over, rivers to burst their banks and thousands of people to evacuate. In parts of Western Sydney’s Hawkesbury-Nepean River system the flooding has reached levels not seen since 1961, according to the Bureau of Meteorology,…
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March 22, 2021
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The women who were prepared for COVID-19 before it hit Australia

coronavirus, The Canberra Hospital, COVID-19, coronavirus, International Women's Day When Australia got its first case of COVID-19, people were rightly panicked. To many on the wards of the Canberra Hospital, the virus was still the great unknown - but not to Wendy Beckingham. Her infection prevention and control team had…
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March 7, 2021
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Winery sues WA Government agency for more than $500k

A winery owner is suing a West Australian Government agency and its contractor for more than $500,000 over damage to its vintage caused by a devastating fire it says started on a government-owned timber planation. Key points:A winery is suing the WA Forest Products Commission and contractor after a bushfireThere…
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February 10, 2021
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Firefighters contain Australian blaze with rain forecast

The bushfire near Perth destroyed dozens of homes and scorched more than 10,000 hectares Australian firefighters have managed to contain a bushfire burning near Perth, authorities said Saturday, allowing them to downgrade the blaze which has destroyed 86 homes. Despite another night battling the fire amid strong winds on the…
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February 6, 2021