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Divers film close encounters with giant great white sharks

Divers film close encounters with giant great white sharks

Two incredible encounters with the creatures have been caught on camera off the coast of Hawaii this week.

  • by Laura Chung

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'Civilisation in crisis': Science tells us how to eat to save our planet
Health

'Civilisation in crisis': Science tells us how to eat to save our planet

Humanity must radically change its diet to avert catastrophic damage to the planet, including cutting red meat consumption by more than half, a major report warns.

  • by Kate Aubusson
'One died in front of us': More dead fish surface in the Darling River
Darling Disaster

'One died in front of us': More dead fish surface in the Darling River

More dead fish are turning up in the Darling River at Menindee, about 10 days after a mass die-off in the far-western NSW region killed off as many as 1 million fish.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Not a bathtub': Burke demands better monitoring of Murray-Darling
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Darling Disaster

'Not a bathtub': Burke demands better monitoring of Murray-Darling

Labor's water spokesman says getting better information about the state of Murray-Darling Basin ecosystems is "an absolute priority".

  • by Peter Hannam
The world's 15 hottest sites on Tuesday were all in Australia
Extreme weather

The world's 15 hottest sites on Tuesday were all in Australia

Australia was home to all 15 of the world's hottest temperatures on Tuesday, a feat it may well repeat on Wednesday and beyond as a huge swath of the nation bakes.

  • by Peter Hannam
Fish kill risks mount as temperatures 'scream' in hard-hit Menindee
Darling Disaster

Fish kill risks mount as temperatures 'scream' in hard-hit Menindee

The first of 16 machines aimed at keeping vital fish stocks alive in NSW's ailing rivers will be installed as soon as Wednesday as fears build of more large dieoffs amid searing inland temperatures.

  • by Peter Hannam
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'Won't die wondering': NSW to deploy aerators to keep fish stocks live
Darling Disaster

'Won't die wondering': NSW to deploy aerators to keep fish stocks live

The state of many of NSW's rivers is so dire that the Berejiklian government will start installing aerators to increase oxygen levels and keep vital stocks of native fish alive.

  • by Peter Hannam
Reptiles feel the love at the Botanic Gardens' latest scaly exhibition
Snakes

Reptiles feel the love at the Botanic Gardens' latest scaly exhibition

Hundreds of people have flocked to the National Botanic Gardens to meet their slithery reptilian neighbours.

  • by Steve Evans
Heatwave conditions for southeastern Australia
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Heatwave conditions for southeastern Australia

A heatwave is forecast over southeastern Australia from January 10 before heatwave conditions return reaching Canberra and Sydney by January 15.

An ocean of evidence on warming is our cue to take action - now
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Global warming

An ocean of evidence on warming is our cue to take action - now

The latest research on rising sea levels attests to the accelerating threat to the planet and its human populations. We have the technology to confront it, but we need the will.

  • by John Church
'Ecological disaster': Emergency meeting called with more fish deaths imminent
Water

'Ecological disaster': Emergency meeting called with more fish deaths imminent

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is warning of more freshwater fish deaths this week and has called an emergency meeting.

  • by David Wroe & Carrie Fellner