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student-led climate marches have been held around the world

‘Belongs in a museum’: Greta Thunberg condemns politician against school strike

Swedish student responds to NSW education minister’s threat to punish students who participate in school climate strike — The Swedish teenager whose lone protest against climate change spurred a global youth movement has told an Australian state education minister his words “belong in a museum” after he warned students against attending an upcoming protest. The …

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two dead murray cod float on the surface of the darling river near menindee

‘The Darling will die’: Scientists say mass fish kill due to over-extraction and drought

Australian Academy of Science panel says urgent steps needed to restore flows — A scientific panel investigating the causes of three mass fish deaths at the Menindee lakes has pointed the finger squarely at those managing the Murray-Darling river system, saying the lack of flows was caused by a combination of drought and over-extraction, leading …

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the rejection of the rocky hill coalmine in the upper hunter valley has given hope to campaigners

Hunter Valley coalmine ruling buoys other anti-mine campaigners

Bylong Valley residents hope Rocky Hill decision will sway state commission to reject proposed open-cut mine — Activists and residents fighting against a proposed coalmine in central New South Wales are hoping last week’s historic judgment in the Rocky Hill case will sway the state’s Independent Planning Commission to reject the project. The NSW land …

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a judge has rejected the rocky hill coal mine at scenic gloucester valley in the upper hunter

Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds

Judge rejects Rocky Hill mine near Gloucester, NSW, because of its impact on the town and ‘dire consequences’ of increasing emissions — The controversial Rocky Hill coalmine in the Hunter Valley will not go ahead after a landmark ruling in the land and environment court on Friday that cited the impact it would have had …

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a sign warns bathers of the extreme heat on bondi beach, in sydney

‘It’s like hell here’: Australia bakes as record temperatures nudge 50°C

Fears rise for homeless and vulnerable people as communities brace for another week of relentless hot weather — It was 48.9°C last Tuesday in Port Augusta, South Australia, an old harbour city that now harvests solar power. Michelle Coles, the owner of the local cinema, took off her shoes at night to test the concrete …

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Temperatures in sydney’s west and other parts of nsw were forecast to reach 45C on the fifth day of australia’s extreme heatwave

Australia heatwave: overnight minimum of 35.9°C in Noona sets new record

On fifth day of record-breaking extreme weather, temperatures in parts of Victoria, ACT and NSW forecast to soar above 40°C, including in Sydney’s west — Extreme temperatures are persisting – and even peaking – in Victoria and New South Wales on the fifth day of Australia’s extraordinary, record-breaking heatwave with Noona in western NSW recording …

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sydney's 552,500 tons of waste

Sydney waste-power incinerator blocked over air quality fears

Planning commission finds ‘uncertainty’ around the massive project’s emissions — A plan for a massive waste-to-energy incinerator in western Sydney has been blocked, after the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission ruled there was “uncertainty” over human health and environmental impacts. The plant – the largest planned in the southern hemisphere – would have burned …

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