Climate change’s signature was writ large on Australia’s crazy summer of 2017


Australia’s summer is officially over, and it’s certainly been a weird one. The centre and east of the continent have had severe heat with many temperature records falling, particularly in New South Wales and Queensland. For much of […]

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Australia’s 2016 environment scorecard: rains return but in some cases too late


After several dry years, vegetation across much of Australia received much-needed rains in 2016. But this broad pattern of improvement belies some major environmental damage in parts of the country – particularly in Tasmania, which was scorched by […]

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