Tag: Australia

    Australia admitted in a report on 2020 bushfires that climate change was the driving factor
    25 Dec 2021

    Two years has passed since Australia’s largest bushfire razed more than a million hectares, but the scars are still burned into the memories of those who were there. Gospers Mountain bushfire residents live in fear of next blaze, ABC states. Locals around Lithgow reflect on the fire which burned from October 2019 to January 2020. […]

    An album with the voices of endangered bird species hit the top of the Australian music chart

    The album of recordings of bird voices was in the top 3 of the leading Australian music chart ARIA, bypassing Drake, Taylor Swift, and Billy Isle. Songs of Disappearance contains 53 short tracks with the most endangered Australian birds. Researchers had to hide for hours in the bushes to record some voices. In particular, the […]

    Two climate activists halted operations at the world’s largest coal port
    13 Dec 2021

    Let’s read the story that first appeared in Common Dreams. The described method to stop a coal port does highlight the fact that this port exports 158 million tonnes of coal a year. This action also shows how vulnerable the industrial system is. It can be stopped when two people have the courage to throw […]

    Australian beer makers fight climate change by feeding carbon to algae
    25 Nov 2021

    Australian beer makers have brewed up a novel way to fight climate change: capturing the carbon dioxide produced by fermenting hops and feeding it to micro-algae, Reuters reports. The carbon emitted by fermenting hops to make a six-pack of beer can take a tree two days to absorb, experts say. To tackle that problem, the […]

    World Heritage Committee agrees not to place Great Barrier Reef on ‘in danger’ list

    The Great Barrier Reef will not be placed on a list of world heritage sites “in danger” after a global lobbying effort from Australia against the proposed listing, The Guardian reports. On Friday, the 21-country World Heritage Committee ignored a scientific assessment from the UN’s science and culture organization, Unesco, that the reef was clearly […]

    Saudi Arabia and Bahrain back Australia’s lobbying on the Great Barrier Reef

    The Guardian unveils that oil-rich nations back push against Unesco recommendation to have reef placed on world heritage ‘in danger list. Australia has gained the support of oil-rich Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in its lobbying effort to keep the Great Barrier Reef off a list of world heritage sites in danger. The two nations, both […]

    The UN has announced the threat of extinction of the Great Barrier Reef. Australia will challenge this conclusion

    The United Nations has said that the condition of the Great Barrier Reef has deteriorated to such an extent that it should be included in the list of World Heritage Sites in danger. The Australian government has opposed this, CNN reports. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has recommended that the reef be included in the […]