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Why Australia's surge of highly venomous spiders isn't as bad as it sounds

Rain has recently brought welcome relief to parts of Australia, at least temporarily shrinking historic bushfires that have raged across the continent for months. At the same time, however, the rain may have also brought something much less welcome to…

9 quirky facts about the platypus

It’s possible to run out of adjectives when it comes to describing the platypus. This unique creature, endemic to Australia, has confounded scientists since its discovery. We still don’t know a great deal about the semi-aquatic animal, or the secrets…

Watch as much-needed rain pours through Western Australia

[embedded content] What was once burning, now has a glimmer of hope. Australia’s onslaught of bushfires have continued for months, killing millions of animals and dozens of people. As firefighters continue their efforts across the country, it’s Mother Nature’s turn…

Let’s go back to calling it global warming – The Japan Times

NEW YORK – As scientific terms go, “climate change” is lame. It sounds like something created by committee. And it’s hard to understand as a crisis when we also hear scientists talking about ice ages and other natural changes to…

These animals survived the bushfires, and they need human help more than ever

[embedded content] Australia’s devastating bushfires have decimated millions of animals across the country, with many more still affected. Humane Society International (HSI) is one of many organizations helping during the crisis. They are building temporary shelters and delivering water, food…

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We can’t trust the billionaires of Davos to solve a climate crisis they created | Payal Parekh

This week, among the private chalets and deep snow of Davos, the world’s leading politicians and businesspeople have been spending their time at the World Economic Forum (WEF), and they’ve been talking about the climate crisis. Greta Thunberg and Prince…

Incendiary Rhetoric: Al Gore Equates ‘Climate Crisis’ To 9/11 Attack

Former Vice President Al Gore raised a few temperatures with his recent comment comparing the “climate crisis” to the 9/11 terrorist attack. In his closing remarks Wednesday before a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr. Gore…

World’s first public database of mine tailings dams aims to prevent deadly disasters

(GRID-Arendal) GRID-Arendal has launched the Global Tailings Portal, a new public, searchable database with detailed information on more than 1,700 mine tailings dams around the world. The data are based on disclosures provided by mining companies following a request from the Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish National Pension Funds’ Council of Ethics. The portal is designed to be used by scientists, governments, insurers, the finance community, the mining industry, media, and civil society.