In this November 2013, photo, Typhoon Haiyan survivors pass by hundreds of victims in body bags near Tacloban, Philippines. Haiyan left more than 7,300 people dead or missing.
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The Haiyan Typhoon disaster is a cautionary case for climate adaptation and mitigation because it demonstrates the seductiveness of survival myths.
Urban greening is just one aspect of the transformation required to ensure our future cities are sustainable, liveable places.
Future Earth Australia is working to create a long-term national plan of transformation for our cities. As part of this, everyone in Australia is invited to have their say in a survey.
Farming emits greenhouse gases, but the land can also store them.
The world has no hope of reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement without seriously reducing emissions from agriculture, forestry and land clearing.
Living on a bridging visa is a form of migration limbo as the Department of Home Affairs does not disclose how long any individual case may take to process.
Associating all bridging visas with 'scammers' and 'illegal migrants' misses the bigger picture of the role bridging visas play in our changing immigration regime.
There has been sustained criticism of the Liberal Party for its under-representation of women in parliament.
What's needed is strong leadership and sustained public pressure that makes it is harder for political parties to turn a blind eye to sexual harassment and assault.
With the right support, women in prison or whose children are in care can breastfeed. But there are challenges.
Supporting mums in prison and whose babies are in care to breastfeed has benefits for mums, their children and wider society.
Breast milk is far more valuable than the competitors we include in the GDP.
If breast milk was made in factories, we'd count it in the GDP.
Sunburnt Victorian fields are set to become more common under climate change.
Hitting the Paris targets will go a long way to securing Melbourne's water supply against future pressure.
The creation of the Home Affairs department means that complex and sometimes competing security and law enforcement priorities now have a strategic policy home.
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Similar concerns were raised 40 years ago when the Department of Defence was formed, but the decision to merge several agencies is now held up for its strategic vision.
Kershaw has demonstrated he is not afraid of change and tackling integrity issues in his previous roles – traits that could serve him well in his new job.
The new AFP commissioner faces challenges unlike those of his predecessors, such as ensuring the independence and integrity of the police force within the Home Affairs ministry.
Inland towns need far more water storage.
Many rural town water supplies cannot weather even a single year of drought. This is a failure of planning and funding on a grand scale.
The problem is that extra savings cut the pension, it isn’t the idea of extra savings.
There is a case for not proceeding with, or at least deferring, the legislated increase in employers’ compulsory super contributions, but it isn't the one the Grattan Institute makes.
Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack. The next fortnight will revert to the usual combination of substantive legislation and the inevitable Question Time theatrics.
Rightly or wrongly, the Coalition views its election reprieve as a blunt rejection of Shorten’s big-spending, big taxing approach.
The participants in the eight-week yoga trial program in Canberra’s Alexander Maconochie Centre prison.
Prisoners who took part in an eight-week yoga trial in a Canberra prison showed improvements in their levels of depression, anxiety and stress, as well as an increase in self-esteem.
Terduga teroris, Abu Bakar Bashir, tiba di Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Selatan pada 10 Maret 2011.
Jaringan terorisme menggunakan cara legal dan ilegal untuk mendanai kegiatan mereka. Nampaknya, penggunaan bisnis legal mereka sedang meningkat.
Alleged terrorist Abu Bakar Bashir arrives at the South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, amid heavy security on March 10, 2011.
Terrorism networks employ both legal and illegal ways to fund their activities. Their use of legal businesses seems to be on the rise.
Field camp on the East Antarctic ice sheet.
Some 58 metres of sea level rise is locked up in Antartica's ice sheets, and it's melting faster than expected.
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How does China go about winning back the hearts and minds of the world? Its obsession with control and misplaced soft power efforts are clearly not doing it any favours.
Calibra has little to do with the ideals behind blockchain. The digital wallet is more like a traditional bank account.
Facebook's cryptocurrency and digital wallet will give it unprecedented access to personal data, with the power to take on Amazon and eBay.
Melting on top of sea ice off northwestern Greenland, June 2019.
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Greenland's ice made headlines in June, as warm weather made for unseasonably widespread melting. And though this summer is still unfolding, the human fingerprint on Greenland's ice can't be denied.