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Rights of nature laws around world

With every new headline relaying the detrimental effects of climate change, it can be easy to overlook the positive climate news that filters through our feed each week. There is good being done on the environment’s behalf, with nature increasingly being afforded legal rights of its own. A number of ecosystems around the world have been declared living entities by local or federal courts, many of them also granted personhood, and laws are being codified to manage, conserve, and protect the na...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Australia, India, Environment, Americas, US, Colombia, Nature, Pennsylvania, United States, Maine, New Zealand, Bangladesh


2 dead after train derails outside Melbourne

Two people have died and a number of people are injured after a train traveling from Sydney to Melbourne derailed in Victoria, Australia on Thursday evening.
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Two dead after train derails outside Melbourne

Two people have died and a number of people are injured after a train traveling from Sydney to Melbourne derailed in Victoria, Australia on Thursday evening.
Tags: Cnn, Sydney, Melbourne, Victoria Australia


In Australia’s Most Populous State, ‘All Fires Are Contained’

Wildfires that raged for months during a summer of extreme weather are finally under control or gone altogether in New South Wales.
Tags: Weather, News, Australia, Wildfires, Rain, Floods, Fires and Firefighters, Melbourne (Australia, Sydney (Australia, Victoria (Australia, New South Wales (Australia


'A callous act of animal cruelty': Koalas found starving, injured on private land in Australia

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is investigating after trees were bulldozed in Victoria, Australia, with koalas still in them.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Australia, Usa Today, Victoria Australia, Department of Environment Land Water


The Longhouse: Living, Working and Entertaining under the Same Roof in Rural Australia

Sitting atop a low hill amid vast plains and bushland in central Victoria, Australia, the “Longhouse” is the brainchild of co-founder of Studio Ongarato, Ronnen Goren, and Trace Streeter who fell in love with the 20-acre property for its captivating views of Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Mt Franklin.
Tags: Art, Australia, Victoria Australia, Streeter, Ronnen Goren, Daylesford Hepburn Springs


Why These Australia Fires Are Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before

More than 16 million acres have gone up in flames. And it has happened in populated areas, unlike most of the world’s other blazes of this scale.
Tags: News, Australia, Global Warming, Air Pollution, Wildfires, Fires and Firefighters, Victoria (Australia, New South Wales (Australia


Huge hail batters Canberra as severe thunderstorms hit south-eastern Australia

Hail smashes into Parliament House and brings down trees in the ACT, with heavy rainfall hitting NSW, Queensland and Victoria Australia’s south-east has been lashed by severe thunderstorms and large hail stones that destroyed buildings and cars in Canberra and left two tourists in hospital after they were injured by lightning.Two supercell thunderstorms brought hail and heavy rain to cities and towns across the east coast on Monday, battering the outer suburbs of Sydney about 3pm, with 4.5cm hai...
Tags: Australia, Queensland, Sydney, Canberra, East Coast, Sutherland, Victoria Australia, Parliament House


Why Australia Is Burning

As firefighters battle flames across the country, Australia’s prime minister is fighting to keep climate change out of the conversation.
Tags: News, Australia, Global Warming, Wildfires, Morrison, Fires and Firefighters, Queensland (Australia, Victoria (Australia, New South Wales (Australia, Scott (1968-


Australia’s Leader Calls for Inquiry Into Government Response to Fires

In an interview with the local media, Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed regret but reiterated that economic concerns would still play a key role in climate policies.
Tags: News, Australia, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Politics And Government, Fires and Firefighters, Victoria (Australia, Scott (1968-


2 Australian Wildfires Merge Into Inferno, Seriously Injuring Man

(BURRAGATE, Australia) — Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of treacherous conditions during the nation’s unprecedented wildfire crisis, officials said Saturday. Authorities were assessing the damage after firefighters battled flames fanned by strong winds through the night and lightning strikes sparked new blazes in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia’s most populous states. Conditions ...
Tags: News, Australia, Uncategorized, Indiana, New South Wales, Sydney, Associated Press, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Morrison, HARRIS, Victoria Australia, CANBERRA Australia, Australian Army, Snowy Mountains, Evan Harris


Man burned as huge wildfire forms during Australia crisis

Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeast Australia on Saturday, near where a man suffered serious burns protecting a home during a night of treacherous conditions during the nation’s unprecedented fire crisis. Authorities were assessing the damage after firefighters battled flames fanned by strong winds through the night and lightning strikes sparked new blazes in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia’s most populous states. New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner ...
Tags: News, Australia, New South Wales, Victoria Australia, Shane Fitzsimmons


2 Aussie wildfires merge into inferno; man seriously burned

Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of treacherous conditions during the nation’s unprecedented wildfire crisis, officials said Saturday. Authorities were assessing the damage after firefighters battled flames fanned by strong winds through the night and lightning strikes sparked new blazes in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia’s most populous states. New South Wales Rural Fire Service Comm...
Tags: News, Australia, New South Wales, Victoria Australia, Shane Fitzsimmons


Australia Is Burning

Hazard reduction is more complex than some would have you believe.
Tags: News, Australia, Politics And Government, Trees and Shrubs, Fires and Firefighters, Victoria (Australia, Canberra (Australia, New South Wales (Australia


Koala Mittens and Baby Bottles: Saving Australia’s Animals After Fires

Millions of animals, many found on no other continent, may have perished, and Australians are taking care of survivors.
Tags: News, Australia, Animals, Environment, Wildfires, Deaths (Fatalities, Victoria (Australia, New South Wales (Australia, Koala Mittens


Koala Mittens and Baby Bottles: Saving Australia’s Wildlife After Fires

Millions of animals, many found on no other continent, may have perished, and Australians are taking care of survivors.
Tags: News, Australia, Animals, Environment, Wildfires, Deaths (Fatalities, Victoria (Australia, New South Wales (Australia, Koala Mittens


New paragliding record in New Zealand

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/118579684/nz-paraglider-achieves-record-197km-flight-across-the-south-island National paragliding champion Louis Tapper has set a national distance record after flying 197km across the South Island.Tapper said he was delighted but "could've gone further" after completing the eight-hour run on December 23.His triangular route took him over the head of Lake Wakatipu, the Rockburn Valley, past Mt Earnslaw and Mt Aspiring, and almost to the head of Lake...
Tags: New Zealand, South Island, Lake Wanaka, Victoria Australia, Tapper, Lake Wakatipu, Louis Tapper, Rockburn Valley


Wildfire-Weary Australians See No End to Unprecedented Calamity

(Bloomberg) -- Exhausted firefighters welcomed cooler weather and patchy rain in blaze-ravaged southeastern Australia Monday after a calamitous few days, even as authorities warn of a return to dangerous conditions later this week.With no end in sight to the months-long crisis, authorities are counting the cost after the weekend saw properties in small towns on the south coast of New South Wales and alpine villages in neighboring Victoria state razed by fires that grew so large they generated dr...
Tags: News, Australia, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Hawaii, Jennifer Aniston, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Russell Crowe, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, South Australia




‘It’s Going to Be a Blast Furnace’: Australia Fires Are Set to Get Even Worse

Calling for evacuations along the country’s southeastern coast, officials said next the few days would be the worst yet in an already catastrophic fire season.
Tags: News, Australia, Morrison, Politics And Government, Fires and Firefighters, Evacuations and Evacuees, Victoria (Australia, New South Wales (Australia, Scott (1968-


Thousands Flee Fires in Australia as States Warn Crisis Will Worsen

“It’s going to be a blast furnace,” one official said, after predictions that next few days would be the worst yet in an already catastrophic fire season.
Tags: News, Australia, Morrison, Politics And Government, Fires and Firefighters, Evacuations and Evacuees, Victoria (Australia, New South Wales (Australia, Scott (1968-


Thousands of Tourists Flee Australian Bushfires as Military Begins Evacuations

(PERTH, Australia) — Thousands of tourists fled Australia’s wildfire-ravaged eastern coast Thursday ahead of worsening conditions as the military started to evacuate people trapped on the shore further south. Cooler weather since Tuesday has aided firefighting and allowed people to replenish supplies. Vehicles formed long lines at gas stations and supermarkets, and traffic was gridlocked as highways reopened. But fire conditions were expected to deteriorate Saturday as high temperatures and...
Tags: News, Australia, Uncategorized, New South Wales, Victoria, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Daniel Andrews, Natural Disasters, Morrison, Victoria Australia, Andrew Constance, Rob Rogers, Overnight, Onetime


Some flee, others restock before Australian wildfires worsen

Thousands of tourists fled Australia's wildfire-ravaged eastern coast Thursday ahead of worsening conditions as the military started to evacuate people trapped on the shore further south. “There is every potential that the conditions on Saturday will be as bad or worse than we saw” on Tuesday, New South Wales Rural Fire Service Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers said. Authorities said 381 homes had been destroyed on the New South Wales southern coast this week and at least eight people have died t...
Tags: News, Australia, New South Wales, Victoria Australia, Rob Rogers


Thousands Flee to Shore as Australia Fires Turn Skies Blood Red

The country’s east coast was dotted with apocalyptic scenes on the last day of the warmest decade on record in Australia.
Tags: News, Australia, Fires and Firefighters, Victoria (Australia, New South Wales (Australia


Antibiotic-resistant shigella strain cases soar in Australia

A drug-resistant strain of a highly contagious sexually-transmitted bowel infection spreads in Victoria, Australia, with a vast majority of cases happening in men who have sex with men.
Tags: Health, Australia, Victoria Australia


Socially inclusive practices in the music classroom: The impact of music education used as a vehicle to engage refugee background students

“This article reports on the impact of music education for students in a secondary school in Victoria, Australia. Socially inclusive practices were a focus of the study as the school has a high percentage of young people with a refugee background. … Key findings from this case study research indicated that a music classroom which fostered socially inclusive practices resulted in a positive transcultural learning space. This research raises important questions about the critical role of music ed...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Victoria Australia, SJM, Research Studies, 06.28.19


Home buyers, beware: Contamination from cooking meth can linger for years (ars technica)

Australian researchers analyzed contamination levels in everyday household items from a home suspected to have previously been used for cooking methamphetamine. Courtesy of Flinders University. Breaking Bad brought the messy, smelly process of cooking methamphetamine into American households with its depiction of a high school chemistry teacher who begins making the stuff after a terminal cancer diagnosis. Walter White went from cooking meth in an RV, to a home basement, to a full-fledged unde...
Tags: News, Australia, Jennifer Ouellette, Victoria Australia, Walter White, Flinders University, Flinders University Breaking Bad, Kirstin Ross


5 Cycling Trails You Need to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

Cycling is an exciting outdoor activity. It provides people with several physical and mental health benefits. It also allows you to meet other people and explore other places as well. While cycling, you’ll be able to pass through places that awaken your curiosity or take your breath away. Have you ever made a travel bucket list of cycling trails or routes? Here are some of the most beautiful cycling trails you must add to your travel bucket list. Track 15 in Singapore According to TimeOut , Tr...
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Unwanted sexting linked to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem

A new study shows early evidence that receiving unsolicited sexual imagery through text, or being coerced into sending it is associated with mental health distress. This is the first research linking both non-consensual and coerced sexting behavior with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. The research was co-authored by Bianca Klettke, David J. Hallford, Elizabeth Clancy, David J. Mellor, and John W. Toumbourou at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. According to the team’s research: ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Social Media, Tech, Victoria Australia, Deakin University, John W Toumbourou


Lady Vols sign guard who committed before coaching change

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Australian guard Jessie Rennie has become the first player to sign with Tennessee since Kellie Harper took over as coach of the Lady Vols. Tennessee announced the signing of Rennie on Thursday. Rennie, a 5-foot-6 guard from Kangaroo Flat in Victoria, Australia, verbally committed to Tennessee last month when Holly Warlick […]
Tags: News, Sports, Tennessee, Knoxville, Victoria Australia, Tenn AP, Rennie, Lady Vols, Holly Warlick, Kellie Harper, Jessie Rennie, Kangaroo Flat