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Climate report warns Australians to prepare for more extreme weather events

Scott Morrison

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’

Scott Morrison

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

Scott Morrison

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

Scott Morrison

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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Australia holds national bush fire, climate summit online

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Australia on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 held a national summit online to examine the country’s worsening bush fire conditions amid challenges brought by climate change. Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. ...

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Clean cookstoves: Australia empowers IDPs in Adamawa

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The Australian High Commission, in partnership with the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), has provided institutional clean cookstoves to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Malkohi and Fufore camps in Adamawa State. This is the second time in two years the High Commission is providing the much needed support in expanding access to safe fuels and energy for ...

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Confederation Cup: Cameroon, Russia, others crash out

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African Champion, Cameroon, has crashed out of the current FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia, with a 1-3 loss to World Champion, Germany in the last Group A match. Timo Werner got a brace and Kerem Denirbay got the first, while Vincent Aboubakar got the consolation goal for the Cameroonians. In the last match played simultaneously, Chile and Australia played out ...

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Australia: Meeting sustainability targets comes with trade-offs – Study

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The world’s countries will face tough choices if they want to achieve several different targets for sustainability, such as reducing their fossil fuel footprints and conserving water, at once. That is the conclusion of a new study that explored the different options that Australia has for meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a set of 17 goals that almost ...

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