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Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Murray Darling Basin

Global warming spurring need for plant genetics: Costa boss – The Australian Financial Review

“The teams battled with the new pests and diseases that you see in Far North Queensland, and just battled with the conditions.” Costa, which farms and packages goods from berries to avocados, said it runs a genetic program which involves…


Australia: From wettest spring in a decade to extreme heat waves, all in a month’s time

First it was the ‘very much above average’ rain during spring (September-November) in most parts of Australia — the country’s wettest spring since 2010 and wettest November since its meteorological department started keeping records — and then the heatwaves followed: Since the beginning of December, the official onset of the summer season in the island nation. All in a couple of months time.

Q&A: News Corp a malignant influence on our democracy, Richard Di Natale says

News Corp Australia has triggered a rare moment of unity in the fractious 2019 federal election. Representatives from the Liberals to the Greens, appearing on Monday night’s Q&A on the ABC, hopped into the media giant over its coverage of…


Murray-Darling water plan: Labor says it’s prepared to override states

The ALP is preparing to use federal powers under the Water Act and its influence with the two Labor-controlled basin states to drive better environmental outcomes if it wins government in May. The opposition spokesman on the environment and water,…

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