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Australian bushfires raise extinction risk for threatened species

Australian bushfires raise extinction risk for threatened species

The term catastrophic is an understatement to describe Australia’s indescribably tragic bushfire season. More than half a billion animals and 29 humans have been killed in the fires across eastern and southern Australia since September.

Why an Ebola vaccine is not enough

Why an Ebola vaccine is not enough

When the US Food and Drug Administration approved the new Ebola vaccine Ervebo last month, I was elated.

Is Trump set to survive and win a second term?

Is Trump set to survive and win a second term?

It was, the White House tweeted on Friday, “an incredible week” for Donald Trump. On that, no one could disagree. But what kind of incredible depended on which end of Pennsylvania Avenue you were standing.

2019 second-hottest year; coming years could be even hotter!

2019 second-hottest year; coming years could be even hotter!

2019 was the second-hottest year since records began, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said recently, warning that heat was likely to lead to more extreme weather events like the Australian bushfires in 2020 and beyond.

Kashmiris board the ‘Internet Express’

Kashmiris board the ‘Internet Express’

Braving the snow and cold, Abrar Ahmad, 18, is one of thousands of Kashmiris who regularly spend hours journeying on a packed train just so that they can go online as the region grapples with the longest Internet blackout imposed by a democracy.

Nuts that are not nuts

Nuts that are not nuts

Gary from Carmel writes, “You have helped me out in the past so thought I’d get your opinion on this. On a recent show, a doctor was talking about which foods to eat and which to avoid.

The new Davos challenge

The new Davos challenge

The World Economic Forum’s annual flagship meeting this year will focus on how to build a more cohesive and sustainable world. As always, the topic is timely, but also a little abstract. To help give it more concrete form, we have a few proposals to put the prevailing economic model

Closing the SDG gap

Closing the SDG gap

As global business and political leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, they should ask themselves one big question: Will the world achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals for 2030?

Frightening amount of world heritage area burned in Australia

Frightening amount of world heritage area burned in Australia

At least 80% of the Blue Mountains world heritage area and more than 50% of the Gondwana world heritage rainforests have burned in Australia’s ongoing bushfire crisis.

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