Climate Change

Time is running out for our planet

A Landmark UN climate report warns time quickly running out, as scientists warn in a new climate study “The next few years will probably be the most important in our history”.

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Environment

Megacities

The UN predicts that the current world population of seven and a half billion could grow to more than 11 billion by the end of the century and that somewhere

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Environment

China’s urban waste pickers

Rarely do we stop and question where our waste goes and who collects and sorts it. Waste pickers work at the margins of our lives, removing things we don’t want to see.

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Climate Change

What’s behind the extreme heat

Europe’s heatwave has brought a savage summer. In Australia we know about sweltering summer heat. We all remember the images of burned koala paws, collapsing tennis players and, far more seriously, the tragic events

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Environment

Why does rain smell so good?

It turns out it’s not just gratitude that makes rain smell so appealing after a long period of dry weather. There’s actually some chemistry involved too. Bacteria, plants and even

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