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Scientists lock horns over climate change impact of cattle

However, some scientists promote a new accounting methodology known as GWP Star, which counts the global warming potential of greenhouse gases over 20 years. Methane emissions break down in the atmosphere over 12 years, much quicker than carbon dioxide, which takes 100 years to break down. Tony Hegarty from the …

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Study shows surprising diet of sharks with little interest in mammals

Loading “You wouldn’t think electric rays that can give you quite a strong electric shock – or stingray barbs – would be a particularly appealing meal but sharks don’t seem to mind them.” Speaking to the Herald prior to a fatal attack on a surfer by a 3m great white …

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New reports of family violence spike in COVID-19 lockdown, study finds

Almost 60 per cent of practitioners said the COVID-19 pandemic had increased the frequency of violence against women. Half of respondents said the severity of violence had increased. The number of first-time family violence reports had gone up for 42 per cent of practitioners surveyed. Practitioners themselves were struggling working …

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More aerial rapid-response firefighters for NSW National Parks

During the Black Summer fires NPWS remote area firefighters contained more than 20 fires in the Blue Mountains to an average of less than 1.2 hectares, he said. “The scientific evidence and experience of the last bushfire season is clear – extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and the …

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‘Everyone was watching’: BlackRock is showing its hand on coal

The announcement was greeted in climate change advocacy circles with a mixture of celebration and scepticism. Loading Due to its sheer size BlackRock is one of the world’s largest investors in fossil fuels and it has a history of opposing shareholder resolutions demanding climate change action. Was this corporate greenwashing, …

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Misleading to portray anti-dumping regime as a restraint on trade

China has now weighed in on that fight, with Commerce Minister Zhong Shan saying that his country has undertaken only one trade investigation against Australia in 50 years – in other words, since diplomatic relations were established in 1972 – compared with more than 100 by Australia. The argument is …

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Logging and fire both make forests more flammable

The evidence is that logging and fire both make forests more flammable. Post-fire, the logging industry receives taxpayer-funded grants for additional, increased logging of burned forest, as it did last month. Peer-reviewed studies show post-fire logging also increases forest flammability for decades. After logging, the top of the tree, the …

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Logging and severe fire both make forests more flammable

The evidence is that logging and severe fire both make forests more flammable. Post-fire, the logging industry receives taxpayer-funded grants for additional, increased logging of burned forest, as it did last month. Peer-reviewed studies show post-fire logging also increases forest flammability for decades. After logging, the top of the tree, …

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Controversial developer seeks new eco-resort in Cape Bridgewater

Save Cape Bridgewater Association president Patrick O’Brien said the project was inappropriate for the hamlet, which has a permanent population of about 80 people. He said the sprawling development, which will spread across 10 hectares, included buildings far bigger than any other structure in Cape Bridgewater. One of the proposed …

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Target and superquiz, Monday, June 8

Today’s Target: 19 words, good; 28 words, very good; 38 words, excellent. Saturday’s Target: amici, aspic, camp, camps, carp, carps, cart, cast, cram, cramp, cramps, crams, crap, craps, crimp, crimps, crisp, impact, impacts, mastic, mica, pact, pica, PRISMATIC, racism, racist, satiric, scam, scamp, scampi, scar, scarp, scat, scimitar, scram, scrap, …

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