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Coal, gas leading to ‘quite dramatic’ increases in methane emissions

Loading While it typically remains in the atmosphere for much less time than CO2, methane is more potent – about 86 times more per unit of mass over 20 years, the paper noted. “Particularly during the last few years, we’ve seen quite dramatic growth rates of methane,” said Pep Canadell, …

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Judge rejects settlement of Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse claims

A spokesperson for New York Attorney General Letitia James, who announced the tentative agreement on June 30, said her office was reviewing the decision and determining its next steps. “Our office has been fighting tirelessly to provide these brave women with the justice they are owed and will continue to …

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Wind gusts hit 87km/h, waves of 10 metres as Sydney lashed by storm

Gusts of 102 km/h were recorded in Bellambi, in Wollongong, before 7.30am. Sydney Airport recorded a gust of 83 km/h before 7am, North Head hit a peak of 87km/h and strong gusts were also recorded at Kurnell and Wattamolla. A hazardous surf warning is also in place across the entire …

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Builder cops $36,000 fine after sign blocked Sydney harbour views

The crane was in place from August 2017 to December 2018 but Justice Preston said “the sign may not have been illuminated for the whole of this period”. After the complaint, Woollahra Council determined the sign was a “prohibited development” because it was erected in an area zoned for medium …

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COVID setbacks in Sydney and Melbourne mean Morrison must keep the money flowing

Back in March, many of the government’s initial measures to limit the economic damage caused by his harsh but unavoidable efforts to stop the spread of the virus – including the innovative JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme and JobSeeker’s doubling of the rate of unemployment benefits – were timed to last …

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Okunbor wants back in at Belmore as Harawira-Naera considers options

Okunbor has also received interest from elsewhere but his priority is to resurrect his career at Canterbury. Harawira-Naera’s manager, Darryl Mather, said the New Zealand international wanted to speak with Canterbury powerbrokers before making any call on his future. “It’s my understanding that Corey has been reinstated as a Canterbury …

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Pop-up testing ‘blitz’ for travellers to keep virus out of tourist traps

The push comes after Mr Miles flagged people breaching public health directions in Queensland would soon face up to six months in jail under a strengthening of powers expected to come before Parliament this week. On Tuesday, state Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young also added the Campbelltown and Liverpool city …

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Target and superquiz, Wednesday, July 15

Today’s Target: 24 words, good; 36 words, very good; 48 words, excellent. Yesterday’s Target: ergo, ergot, euro, goer, gore, gorse, gout, GROTESQUE, grouse, grout, gusto, ogee, ogre, oust, ouster, outer, outre, quote, rogue, rose, rote, rouge, rouse, roust, rout, route, sego, sore, sort, sour, stereo, store, stour, toque, tore, torque, …

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Your Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, July 15

April 20-May 20 You may need to gently navigate your way through a tricky situation with a rather strong personality. Don’t try to match their machismo and instead, kill them with kindness. The stars enhance your diplomatic and assertive qualities so you can effectively establish firm boundaries and come to …

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A governor-general’s life is ‘certainly not dull’

Just weeks after taking up the role in 1974, Sir John wrote to Sir Martin about concerns within the federal public service. Sir John said he had “made it his business” to talk to most of the senior departmental heads, noting there seemed to be “a tension” between them and …

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