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Scientists are racing against the clock to figure out how to propagate the rare leek orchid before it goes extinct.
It’s low-income earners and renters who are paying more.
Energy prices have doubled in ten years, but as a proportion of income, most of us are paying no more.
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Limitar el calentamiento global a 1,5 grados centígrados es un reto difícil, pero aún está a nuestro alcance, según un informe histórico del Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre el Cambio Climático encargado después de la cumbre de París de 2015.
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Limiting global warming to 1.5C is a tough challenge but still within reach, according to a landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change commissioned after the 2015 Paris summit.
Limiting global warming 1.5℃ will be profoundly challenging given current policies.
Chart data: Climate Action Tracker / Image: AAP
Here are the essential facts from the UN's special report on climate change.
How much should a council pay to protect private beachfront properties?
How far will we go to protect high-risk beachfront property? New research suggests local councils are too willing to spend public money to protect private landowners from coastal climate change.
John Barker Sorrowing mother c.1916, oil on canvas.
70.8 h x 90.2 w cm.
National Gallery of Australia
Seven Australian composers feature in an epic communal piece of music honouring the Australians who died on the Western Front. It will have its premiere in Canberra, this Saturday.
Steven Truscott speaks with the media during a news conference in Toronto in August 2007. Truscott’s 48-year fight to clear his name ended when Ontario’s highest court acquitted him of the 1959 rape and murder of 12-year-old Lynne Harper.
(CP PHOTO/Adrian Wyld)
Fifty-nine years ago, Steven Truscott, wrongfully convicted for the murder of a schoolmate, was sentenced to hang. He was only 14 years old. Why did it take so long for justice to catch up with him?
The Flock Bronzewing is an inland species that is vulnerable to drought. Those vulnerabilities are heightened in an era of climate change and increased risks from feral predators.
Australian wildlife can generally cope with drought, but they're not prepared for the combination of people, introduced animals, and no water.
Liberal women such as those in the Morrison ministry, pictured here, should organise to achieve structural change - the only kind that ever sticks.
The Liberal Party is at a crossroad in its history. It must take bold steps to ensure better representation in its ranks by introducing gender quotas.
Extending pharmaceutical monopolies would substantially increase costs for taxpayers.
The EU is asking Australia to extend drug company monopolies. This could mean Australians wait longer for access to cheaper, generic medicines.
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Australian prime ministers have long been interested in the names they go by, and how others should address them. But will the "ordinary Joe" approach pay off for ScoMo and Bill?
Researchers have identified six broad groups of young people categorised by their views on religion and spirituality.
A new study reveals Australian teenagers do not relate to established ideas on religion and spirituality. Instead, they fall into six broad groups and show great tolerance for others' ideas.
Pinochet in the car, 1982 celebrating the 8th anniversary of the coup. His dictatorship in Chile was both a step forwards for neoliberalism and a step back for democracy and human rights.
Forefather of contemporary neoliberalism or violent dictator – Pinochet's complicated legacy in Chile and the world.
The Mugga Lane Solar Farm in the ACT is part of a new wave of large-scale renewable energy projects.
AAP Image/Moaneng Australia
Australia could be getting half of its electricity from renewable energy by 2025, even without government subsidies for new wind and solar projects, according to a new analysis of energy industry trends.
John David Washington as Ron Stallworth and Laura Harrier as Patrice Dumas in BlacKkKlansman (2018)
40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Blumhouse Productions, Legendary Entertainment.
'Some of us speak King’s English, some of us speak jive,' declares the lead character in Lee's powerful new film. And he wields the English language to devastating effect.
Australia’s climate stance risks its standing on the world stage.
Climate policy is clearly a threat to the job security of Australian prime ministers, but it could upend our international diplomacy as well, with a string of key summits looming in coming months.
The closure of the Hazelwood mine has lessons for the future of coal in Australia.
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An international report has found there's no future for Australia's coal exports.
Synthetic biology has the potential to change how we do agriculture – but will the public accept it?
Synthetic biology is highly promising – but if we don't get the regulation and engagement right, we risk alienating members of the public, and may even close doors for potentially fruitful research.
A medieval engraving of the persecution of witches: historians are increasingly demonstrating that belief in witchcraft survived in Western Europe well into the 18th, 19th and even 20th centuries.
It is estimated that thousands of people are killed in witchcraft-related violence around the world each year. How can we tackle this problem today?