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Kids shouldn’t be forced to play away their future
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Kids shouldn’t be forced to play away their future

The amount of waste that goes into toys generates a tonne of landfill, which will inevitably make the lives of children much, much harder.

  • by Alice Clarke

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Damp winter and spring likely to lift flood risk for country’s east

Damp winter and spring likely to lift flood risk for country’s east

Eastern Australia, already soaked by big rain events and storms this year, could be in for more flooding as conditions in the Indian Ocean and Pacific tilt to favour increased rainfall.

  • by Peter Hannam
The life teeming within the waters of Exmouth Gulf
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The life teeming within the waters of Exmouth Gulf

Watch to see the dugongs, humpbacks, flatback turtles, manta rays, and weird and wonderful sponges and corals that call Exmouth Gulf home.

National weather forecast for Wednesday, June 23
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National weather forecast for Wednesday, June 23

National weather forecast for Wednesday, June 23

NSW government asked by UN to hand over Warragamba dam impact study

NSW government asked by UN to hand over Warragamba dam impact study

The Berejiklian government has been asked by UNESCO to submit the environmental impact study on its plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall for review before final approval out of concern about the damage the project will have on wildlife and indigenous culture. 

  • by Peter Hannam
Global green energy hub in WA knocked back over toxic ‘dead zone’ risk

Global green energy hub in WA knocked back over toxic ‘dead zone’ risk

It’s not easy being green: a globally significant renewables project also represents a risk of continuous and catastrophic spills of a highly toxic ammonia mix.

  • by Emma Young
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Could algal blooms in the state’s dry heart harbour a fatal disease?
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Could algal blooms in the state’s dry heart harbour a fatal disease?

Every month, Griffith resident Tania Magoci voluntarily collects urine samples of known sufferers of the motor neurone disease in her region and couriers them to Sydney seven hours away by road.

  • by Peter Hannam
Thousands of homes still without power in Victoria amid storm clean-up
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Thousands of homes still without power in Victoria amid storm clean-up

ADF crews have hit the ground running embarking on a mammoth clean-up more than a week after devastating storms tore through Victoria's Dandenong Ranges.

National weather forecast for Monday, June 21
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National weather forecast for Monday, June 21

Rain will continue for many areas after a wet weekend.

Victoria bracing for more rain
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Victoria bracing for more rain

Victorians cleaning up after wild storms are bracing for more rain later this week.

National weather forecast for Friday June 20, 2021
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National weather forecast for Friday June 20, 2021

National weather forecast for Friday June 20, 2021