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Australian rainforest birdlife threatened

SYDNEY: Bird populations in Australian rainforests have failed to rebound from the bushfires that tore through large swathes of the nation more than two years ago, according to a new study. The report, published in Global Ecology and Conservation and released on Thursday, investigated the unprecedented impact of the 2019-2020…
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April 29, 2022
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Australian PM calls May 21 election

ANOTHER TERM? Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a press conference at the Parliament House in Canberra on Sunday, April 10, 2022. Morrison on Sunday called federal elections for May 21, launching a come-from-behind battle to stay in power after three years rocked by floods, bushfires and the Covid-19 pandemic.…
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April 10, 2022
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Millions to avert flood and bushfire disaster in SA

Battleground Boothby scores a flood of government grants The federal government has revealed a $30m spend to help protect SA from a disaster caused by floods or bushfires. See where the money is going. There is more to this story But it’s a member-only story. Subscribe today to unlock it…
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April 7, 2022
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Australia news LIVE updates: Sydney’s Georges River residents issued SES evacuation orders as rain, flooding worsens in south-west Sydney; Ukraine slams Russia’s escape route proposal

Key posts1 of 5 10.04pm on Mar 8, 2022 This evening’s major headlinesThanks for joining us for our live coverage today. In case you missed them, here are the major headlines from this afternoon and evening: There were 59 flood-related evacuation orders in place in NSW on Tuesday afternoon affecting…
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March 8, 2022
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WA pastoralists fight fire through rain and storms

Pastoralists in the remote Gascoyne region of Western Australia have spoken of the challenges they faced battling bushfires during heavy rain and thunderstorms. Key points:Lightning sparked a number of fires in the Gascoyne in January and FebruaryMore than 40,000 hectares of land was burnt in the area around Wahroonga, Wooramel…
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February 23, 2022
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Homes, buildings destroyed as bushfires tear through Western Australia

Bushfires triggered by a lightning strike and severe weather are causing devastation across the south of Western Australia, destroying several homes. Yesterday, lightning hit the community of Hopetoun, approximately a six-hour drive south-west of Perth. Resident Theresa Miloseski, who witnessed the lightning bolt near her home, was ordered by police…
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February 12, 2022
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Fire-resistant hempcrete blocks bring hope in the wake of Bridgetown bushfire

In the wake of the devastation caused by recent bushfires in the south of Western Australia, a much-maligned green plant has risen from the ashes as an unlikely hero.  Key points:Last week's fire demonstrated the fire-resistant qualities of hemp-based building materials as hempcrete blocks survived the blazeHempcrete is also environmentally sustainable,…
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February 10, 2022
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Climate concern amid intense WA bushfires

At least five homes have been lost in Western Australia and more than 60,000 hectares razed during one of the most challenging bushfire periods in recent memory. About 1000 firefighters are continuing to manage four blazes which reached an emergency risk level over the weekend in southern parts of the…
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February 6, 2022