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Researchers call for phasing out of cigarette sales in Australia

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Researchers from Australia’s University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Public Health have called for a restriction on tobacco sales in Australia as the next step towards phasing out tobacco-related products completely. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health This is contained in a perspective article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, November 15, 2021. ...

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Surging waves threaten Aussie coastline, researchers warn

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Ocean waves in the Southern Hemisphere are becoming more powerful, adding to Australia’s coastal erosion, according to an international oceanographic team. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison Dr Tom Mortlock, an environmental scientist with Australia’s Macquarie University, had said that the team plotted the trajectory of stronger waves and found the coasts of South and Western Australia along with Pacific and ...

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Aussie scientists join global push for low emissions energy systems

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Australia’s national science agency has recruited top energy research organisations in the global push to decarbonise electricity systems. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on Thursday, April 22, 2021 announced that it would contribute to the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) consortium. The G-PST aims to bring leading electricity system operators and researchers ...

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Australian deep-sea reef study could uncover new species

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Australian researchers have embarked on an expedition to explore previously undocumented deep-sea coral reefs off the country’s north coast. Coral reef Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) researchers departed Darwin on Friday, April 9, 2021 bound for the Ashmore Reef Marine Park for a three-week expedition. The unknown and undocumented mesophotic coral ecosystem would be explored with researchers hopeful their ...

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Climate report warns Australians to prepare for more extreme weather events

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Australia has already begun feeling the effects of global warming, a report published by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Friday, November 13, 2020. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison Jaci Brown, Director of CSIRO’s Climate Science Centre, made the disclosure in a statement. The sixth biennial State of the Climate report ...

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Australia defends climate stance after Britain urges ‘bold action’

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 was forced to address the country’s climate change commitments after being urged by his British counterpart to take “bold action” to reach net zero carbon emissions. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison Downing Street released details of an overnight call in which British Prime Minister Boris Johnson emphasised to Morrison “the ...

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Australia, Singapore to collaborate on low-emissions’ technology

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Australia and Singapore on Monday, October 26, 2020 agreed to collaborate on the development of a new technology to reduce carbon emissions. The signing of the MoU Angus Taylor, Australia’s Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on low-emissions technology with Chan Chun Sing, Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister. Taylor said, “Technological progress is the ...

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Night curfew imposed in Australia’s Melbourne as COVID-19 cases rise

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A night curfew has been announced in Australia’s second-largest city of Melbourne as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, mostly due to community transmission, despite strong restrictions. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison Victoria, the state of which Melbourne is the capital, has been in COVID-19 turmoil since it was hit with a second wave in June, with Thursday, July 30, 2020 ...

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59 baby crocodiles stolen from Australian wildlife park

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A total of 59 baby crocodiles have been stolen from a wildlife park in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT). Baby crocodile Local media reported on Monday, June 22, 2020 that 59 crocodiles measuring 40-50 centimetres in length were stolen from Crocodylus Park in Darwin in May. Grahame Webb, one of the leading experts on crocodilian research and the owner of Crocodylus ...

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Australian state extends state of emergency as coronavirus cases spike

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Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, on Sunday, June 21, 2020 extended its state of emergency for four more weeks to July 19, as it battles a spike in coronavirus infections with a pick-up in community transmission. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison The move came a day after the state announced it would re-impose restrictions, capping visitors to households to five ...

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