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Category two cyclone near Port Douglas
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Category two cyclone near Port Douglas

Far North Queensland is on high alert for a storm expected to make landfall as a category two cyclone.

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Monster clean-up after Sunshine Coast storm
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Monster clean-up after Sunshine Coast storm

A storm ripped through south east Queensland, uprooting trees and leaving hundreds without power.

National weather forecast for Friday January 16
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National weather forecast for Friday January 16

National weather forecast for Friday January 16

National parks get $400 million boost to help recover from Black Summer bushfires
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National parks get $400 million boost to help recover from Black Summer bushfires

Helicopters, which were being used a year ago to drop remote-area firefighters during the height of the blaze, are now being used to winch in 600-kilogram loads of sandstone steps to rebuild damaged bushwalks

  • by Peter Hannam
Annual heat records tumble as global warming trend continues

Annual heat records tumble as global warming trend continues

The past seven years on earth have been the hottest ever recorded, a trend experts say is driven by climate change and set to continue.

  • by Miki Perkins
National weather forecast for Friday January 15
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National weather forecast for Friday January 15

National weather forecast for Friday January 15

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National weather forecast for Thursday January 14
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National weather forecast for Thursday January 14

National weather forecast for Thursday January 14

Move to build grid-scale solar on industrial rooftops across Australia

Move to build grid-scale solar on industrial rooftops across Australia

A joint venture aims to build giant solar farms on the roofs of factories and industrial estates across the nation, creating energy where it is most needed.

  • by Nick O'Malley
'Dinosaur trees' survived Black Summer, but they haven't recovered enough for the next bushfire
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'Dinosaur trees' survived Black Summer, but they haven't recovered enough for the next bushfire

The first look at the damage to the famous "dinosaur tree" from last summer's fires raises concerns about their longer term prospects as the climate warms.

  • by Peter Hannam
Victorians urged to help scientists count 'vulnerable' platypuses

Victorians urged to help scientists count 'vulnerable' platypuses

Platypuses have been added to Victoria's threatened species list for the first time and scientists are calling on volunteers to take part in a citizen science survey to map their habitat.

  • by Miki Perkins
Brumbies are destroying Kosciuszko National Park and must be removed
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Brumbies are destroying Kosciuszko National Park and must be removed

Wild horse numbers are still far too high despite the bushfires.

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