No reusable cups? In Australia, you do so at your own risk.

This is partly thanks to people like Sam Power who stopped by at Alimentari, near the city’s Carlton Gardens, when he took a break from his job as an arborist the other day. Holding a shiny silver mug with a handle, she said she’s been pushing friends and cafe owners around town to return to […]

Government Struggles to Respond to Floods in Australia

LISMORE, Australia – As floodwaters rose, flooding the pillars that once protected his home, Laurence Axtens grabbed a chair and set it on a table. He put his 91-year-old mother in this last hole and then asked for help. Police said there was nothing they could do but one of the emergency services in the […]

Chasing the Night Parrot: The ‘Ghost Bird’ in Outback Australia

For about 140 years there has been no confirmed opinion of a viviparous night parrot. That’s why it was one of the biggest stories about the species rediscovery in recent times, when naturalist John Young produced evidence of the almost mythical bird in a remote corner of the Australian outback in 2013. BirdLife Australia’s Sean […]

‘Koala Massacre’: Australia Files Hundreds of Animal Cruelty Charges

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian landowner and two companies were hit on hundreds of animal cruelty charges after a land clearing operation killed 70 koalas last year, in an episode that one lawmaker described as a “massacre”. Authorities discovered dozens of dead, injured or starving koalas on private property in Cape Bridgewater, southwest Victoria, in […]

‘Koala Massacre’: Australia After Hundreds of Charges Filed

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian landowner and two companies were hit on hundreds of animal cruelty charges after a land clearing operation killed 70 koalas last year, in an episode that one lawmaker described as a “massacre”. Authorities discovered dozens of dead, injured or starving koalas on private property in Cape Bridgewater, southwest Victoria, in […]

First Fires, Then Floods: Climate Extremes Sink Australia

WEE WAA, Australia – Two years ago, the fields outside Christina Southwell’s family home near Australia’s cotton capital looked like a dusty brown desert as drought-induced bushfires burned to the north and south. After record-breaking rains last week, muddy floodwaters surrounded him with the smell of rotting crops. He had been trapped with his cat […]

‘Burning’ Review: Pulling the Fire Alarm in Australia

If you think what climate change means for America is scary, wait until you hear about Australia. That’s the essence of “Burning,” which focuses on the country’s sadly familiar experiences with rising temperatures: horrific bushfires, politicians exercising drills, and activists desperately trying to save us all by pointing to the realities of the future. The […]

Australia Promises ‘Net Zero’ Emissions by 2050. His Plan Does It

SYDNEY, Australia — After months of debate and delays, the Australian government on Tuesday unveiled a plan based on hope and investment in low-emission technologies, promising to achieve “net zero” emissions by 2050. With promising jobs and no new taxes or mandates, the plan doesn’t include toughening emissions targets for 2030 – a key component […]

Scary Dinosaur Tracking Australia Eats A Timid Plant

For more than 50 years, giant fossilized footprints have been one of the most exciting finds in Australian paleontology. At the time of their discovery, scientists believed that the three-bird-like path was made by a two-legged predator between 200 million and 250 million years ago. The tracks were the first evidence that dinosaurs roamed Australia […]

Why Doesn’t Australia Commit to Reducing Carbon Emissions?

SYDNEY, Australia – At a time when climate change and those tackling it demand that coal be treated like tobacco as a hazard wherever it is burned, Australia is increasingly seen as the guy who sells and promises cheap cigarettes at the end of the bar. bring more tomorrow. Along with koalas, kangaroos and beaches, […]

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