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Volcanic eruptions may have contributed to war in ancient Egypt

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Volcanic eruptions may have contributed to war in ancient Egypt


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Climate change may cause huge expansion to ice-free areas across Antarctica

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Climate change may cause huge expansion to ice-free areas across Antarctica


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Reaction to government’s decision to omit clean energy target from energy policy

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Reaction to government’s decision to omit clean energy target from energy policy


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Paris target fades from view as Turnbull government stumbles for an energy fix

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Paris target fades from view as Turnbull government stumbles for an energy fix


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Queensland weather: Flash flooding alerts

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Queensland weather: Flash flooding alerts


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Ophelia: One person dead as storm batters Ireland, UK braces for 'impactful weather'

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Ophelia: One person dead as storm batters Ireland, UK braces for 'impactful weather'


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Humidity, storms, rain... What is going on with WA's weather?

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Humidity, storms, rain... What is going on with WA's weather?


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  • Reaction to government’s decision to omit clean energy target from energy policy
    Reaction to government’s decision to omit clean energy target from energy policy

    , news.com.au

    Coalition MPs will be briefed on the scheme at a meeting in Canberra today following cabinet’s decision to reject a clean energy target as recommended by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel. Instead, it has backed an idea from the new independent Energy Security Board. The head of the coalition’s backbench energy committee, Craig Kelly, was briefed on the new approach after Monday night’s meeting, welcoming the focus on dispatchable switch on/switch-off power
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Weather

  • Sydney weather: Wettest day in months on the way, which is not saying much
    Sydney weather: Wettest day in months on the way, which is not saying much

    , smh.com.au

    Sydney may get its wettest day in more than four months later this week, bringing brief respite to the city's parched parks and gardens. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting the city's record dry spell to run until Friday when it predicts 10-20 millimetres will fall. Before that, two mild and partly cloudy days with pleasant top temperatures in the mid-20s should extend the number of consecutive days with less than 2 millimetres of rain to 76 days
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Geoscience

  • Reaction to government’s decision to omit clean energy target from energy policy
    Reaction to government’s decision to omit clean energy target from energy policy

    , news.com.au

    Coalition MPs will be briefed on the scheme at a meeting in Canberra today following cabinet’s decision to reject a clean energy target as recommended by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel. Instead, it has backed an idea from the new independent Energy Security Board. The head of the coalition’s backbench energy committee, Craig Kelly, was briefed on the new approach after Monday night’s meeting, welcoming the focus on dispatchable switch on/switch-off power
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Geography

  • Howling winds and buckets of rain dumped in Perth spring storm
    Howling winds and buckets of rain dumped in Perth spring storm

    , smh.com.au

    Perth was battered by a decent spring storm, with up to 10 millimetres of rain dumped on the city and wind speeds of 100km/h. Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Megan Colangelo said it was not unusual to have cold fronts of that size at this time of the year. "It is still spring, it's still transition season, so we still get the odd cold front," she said
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Atmospheric

  • Paris target fades from view as Turnbull government stumbles for an energy fix
    Paris target fades from view as Turnbull government stumbles for an energy fix

    , smh.com.au

    The Turnbull government likes to call it an energy "trilemma" – how to meet the triple challenge of an affordable and reliable electricity system that also meets Australia's international obligations to cut emissions. Its latest stab at the problem, though, is likely to fail on all three, not least because it treats the third leg of the stool as an optional extra
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Change

  • Climate change may cause huge expansion to ice-free areas across Antarctica
    Climate change may cause huge expansion to ice-free areas across Antarctica

    , antarctica.gov.au

    Ice-free areas in Antarctica could expand by close to 25 per cent by 2100 and drastically change the biodiversity of the continent, research published today in Nature has shown. The paper is the first to examine the impact of climate change on ice-free areas in Antarctica, which currently cover less than one per cent of the continent, yet are home to almost all Antarctic plants and animals.
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Meteorology

  • Sydney weather: Wettest day in months on the way, which is not saying much
    Sydney weather: Wettest day in months on the way, which is not saying much

    , smh.com.au

    Sydney may get its wettest day in more than four months later this week, bringing brief respite to the city's parched parks and gardens. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting the city's record dry spell to run until Friday when it predicts 10-20 millimetres will fall. Before that, two mild and partly cloudy days with pleasant top temperatures in the mid-20s should extend the number of consecutive days with less than 2 millimetres of rain to 76 days
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Environment

  • Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power
    Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

    , indianexpress.com

    The Australian government has rejected a plan to generate 42 per cent of its energy from renewable sources and will instead pursue cheaper and more reliable power.Conservation groups today condemned the ruling conservative coalition for rejecting the renewable energy target for 2030 that was recommended this year by Australia’s chief scientist to comply with the Paris climate change agreement. Conservation groups today condemned the ruling conservative coalition for rejecting the renewable energy target for 2030 that was recommended this year by Australia’s chief scientist to comply with the Paris climate change agreement
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