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Queensland’s first Spring soaking of the year
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Queensland’s first Spring soaking of the year

South East Queensland has been drenched in its first Spring soaking of the year.

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Melbourne receives biggest October downpour in ten years
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Melbourne receives biggest October downpour in ten years

Melbourne has copped a drenching overnight with the city receiving the biggest October downpour in ten years.

Offsets could triple cost of raising Warragamba Dam wall to $2 billion
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Offsets could triple cost of raising Warragamba Dam wall to $2 billion

The cost of raising the wall of Sydney's biggest dam will triple to more than $2 billion unless the Berejiklian government can avoid paying for environment damage in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains area.

  • by Peter Hannam
National weather forecast for Saturday, October 24
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National weather forecast for Saturday, October 24

Saturday October 24: Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are expected to sweep across New South Wales and the ACT today.

Roar deal: wildlife reserves cop a hammering as COVID bites
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Roar deal: wildlife reserves cop a hammering as COVID bites

With tourism and safaris stalled, national parks in poor African and South American countries are under serious threat.

  • by Greg Callaghan
'It was terrible work': 20 years on, horses' cull still a bitter political issue
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'It was terrible work': 20 years on, horses' cull still a bitter political issue

Two decades ago this Monday news broke of a horse cull, spurring a backlash that still reverberates in NSW politics.

  • by Nick O'Malley
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Sydney's last wild river is at risk
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Sydney's last wild river is at risk

A $1 billion+plan to lift the Warragamba Dam Wall as much as 17m could lead to the flooding of the lower Kowmung and 6000 hectares of pristine wilderness.

IAG drops support for raising Warragamba Dam, citing risk to Indigenous sites
Indigenous culture

IAG drops support for raising Warragamba Dam, citing risk to Indigenous sites

The move, announced at the company's annual general meeting, has cheered traditional owners after Rio Tinto destroyed ancient Indigenous art in the Kimberley this year.

  • by Peter Hannam
National weather forecast for Friday , October 23
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National weather forecast for Friday , October 23

Friday, October 23: Possible shower expected for Brisbane, 27 degrees. Partly cloudy in Sydney, 26 degrees. 23 degrees and cloudy in Melbourne.

While the world races to net-zero carbon, Australia is a non-starter
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While the world races to net-zero carbon, Australia is a non-starter

The net-zero goal is more than political sloganeering. It is a vital tool to reduce emissions that the Australian government is rejecting at a critical time.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Underwater survey reveals biodiversity off Victorian coast
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Underwater survey reveals biodiversity off Victorian coast

A biodiversity survey conducted by Star of the South wind farm off the coast around Gippsland shows a huge range of fish and sea creatures.