Without a solid national plan to confront climate threats, there’s plenty more hardship on the horizon.
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With heatwaves, droughts and fires all on the rise, the federal government is urged to merge its separate strategies on disaster resilience and climate readiness.
Dirty water from Queensland’s historic flooding, triggered by weeks of exceptional monsoon rains earlier in the year.
The hottest Australian summer on record is ending, and it's likely we've got a warm, dry autumn to come.
Queensland groper, typical of coral reefs off Queensland at 27°S were found in the Bay of Islands, north of Auckland, at 35°S.
Analysis of last summer's heatwave shows it killed farmed salmon and decimated kelp forests, as well as shifting grape harvests and fish spawning times forward by several weeks.
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Serious heat is a serious threat, and people must get better at talking about it.
'Hothouse Earth' is not a sure thing – yet. Here's what you can do about it.
Forest fires in Huelva, southern Spain. August 6, 2018.
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And how long before such extreme heatwaves become the 'new norm' across the region?
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A climate scientist explains what is going on with this heatwave.
Smiles all round for Britain’s adders.
It's a bumper year for lizards, a mixed bag for butterflies and a dismal time for frogs and toads ...
Never leave a dog in a hot car.
Why you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day.
The summer of 1976 was a scorcher.
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The heatwave is unlikely to cause the price hikes of 1976 for a number of reasons.
A gardening expert reveals the simple things you can do to protect your garden during a heatwave.
Firefighters damping down the Winter Hill wildfire.
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How will important habitats recover from the wildfires which been blazing through moorland in northern England?
There are competing claims over what the optimal office temperature is. Here's what the research says.
There are ways we can stay cool in a heat wave without blasting air con at peak times.
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The urban heat island and summertime blackouts.
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Today, we're asking why some of the most disadvantaged parts of our cities cop the worst of a heatwave and how you -- yes, you! -- can do your bit to reduce the risk of a summer time blackout.
Australians need better planning to cope with extreme heat.
Australia's scorching summers aren't just inconvenient: heatwaves are deadly. Yet new research has found many vulnerable people don't have a plan for extreme heat.
If Jay Weatherill is returned as the premier of South Australia in 2018, he promises to once again butt heads with Malcolm Turnbull over energy policy.
Last year was a vicious one for climate and energy politics. And with a South Australian election and various other federal decisions in the offing, 2018 looks like being similarly rancorous.
Australia veered from very wet to very dry in a year of wide-ranging weather extremes.
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Last year saw plenty of warm weather around the country, but other notable events included dry months in the southeast, some very cold winter nights, and record-warm dry season days in the north.
Searching for respite from the heat in one of Rome’s fountains.
Parts of Europe are having a devastatingly hot summer. Already we’ve seen heat records topple in western Europe in June, and now a heatwave nicknamed “Lucifer” is bringing stifling conditions to areas…
Yes, as long as you take the right precautions.
Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie, speaking on Q&A.
Response from a spokesperson from the Climate Council in relation to an article on CEO Amanda McKenzie’s claims about worsening heatwaves and increasing numbers of hot days in Australia.