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UN Climate Change Conference: A pariah in Paris

The deadline for the international community to reach a new universal agreement on climate change in Paris is 11 December, 2015. In anticipation of the looming deadline, the Australian government this month announced it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least …
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SOS: Is there anybody out there?

  We cannot do another term of Nationals – we just cannot. They have been here forever, the last one for 27 years … somebody … anybody Save Our Souls! Here in the electorate of the Upper Hunter we are drowning in a …
Smart meter, smart choice but at what cost?

Smart meter, smart choice but at what cost?

Roberta is a classic A type personality. Hitting the kitchen with the jitters after a nauseating day, she opens the fridge desperate for anything that will raise her blood sugar levels. “Hello Roberta, how was work”? “Ghastly,” she replies. “There’s that last …
Warmer oceans threaten marine species

Warmer oceans threaten marine species

There has been a complication in scientists’ attempts to persuade the world about the importance of acting on climate change: how to explain why global warming seems to have paused. Indeed, warming since the turn of the century has not been at …
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Gurruwiling Eclipse Festival

While tens of thousands of people headed to Cairns to chase the total solar eclipse on November 14, the Yolngu communities around Gurruwiling, East Arnhem Land, hosted a smaller but magnificent event. Gurruwiling, better known as the Arafura Swamp, is where the …