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Iggy Pop’s Cockatoo Is Now A Charity Ambassador

Iggy Pop's cockatoo has been named a charity ambassador. The bird - named Biggy Pop - was invited to become the “founding patron” of the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital in Australia, and gladly accepted. The charity is attempting to help Australian wildlife recover from the devastating bushfires, which killed over…
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August 25, 2020
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Lessons From the Frontlines of Global Warming

Ronnie Scott lost his wife when she tried to to rescue their dog and cat from floodwaters in West Virginia in 2016. Carole Duncan almost lost her 83-year-old father during Australia’s massive 2019 bushfires, the firefighters finding him just in time. KerryAnn Laufer returned home days after the 2019 Kincade…
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August 17, 2020
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ANU stands ready to steer Australia through crisis

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt has said ANU “is reporting for duty again”, as Australia looks to recover from devastating bushfires and meet the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic.The comments come as ANU marks the 74th year since its founding as Australia’s only national university on 1 August 1946.Speaking at…
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August 13, 2020
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Fires kill, displace three billion animals

Nearly three billion animals are thought to have been impacted by Australia’s devastating summer bushfires.The figure, revealed by conservation group WWF-Australia, is nearly three times the estimate made by Australian mammal expert Professor Chris Dickman in January.WWF-Australia commissioned a group of scientists to provide a more detailed estimate of the…
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July 28, 2020
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Forged by fire: Teen blacksmith sharpens skills after bushfire ordeal

You might think working with flames would be the last thing 16-year-old Tyler Budden would want.Key points:School science lessons ignited Tyler's interest in blacksmithingIntricate designs help sharpen interest in young knifemaker's workThe teen says orders have come from as far as Dubai and South AmericaHis family's Rainbow Flat property came…
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July 26, 2020
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Emergency Leaders for Climate Action welcomes bushfire funding boost

Emergency Leaders for Climate ActionEMERGENCY LEADERS for Climate Action has welcomed the Federal Government’s $88 million funding to expand research into bushfires and natural hazards.“Climate change is increasing bushfire danger in Australia to unprecedented levels, and ongoing research on this rapidly escalating threat is essential,” said Greg Mullins, former Commissioner,…
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July 23, 2020
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Bushfires stretched many states’ resources

Coronavirus restrictions are expected to make it challenging to bring in the international firefighting aircraft and crews that Australia needs in the coming bushfire season.Emergency Management Victoria deputy commissioner Chris Stephenson says the possible impact on international assistance, particularly in terms of aircraft, is an issue across Australia."One of the…
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July 15, 2020