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Dust storms cloak outback NSW, could hit Sydney if winds persist

Dust storms cloak outback NSW, could hit Sydney if winds persist

Wild weather driven by a strong cold front is whipping up huge dust clouds across large parts of NSW, with Sydney in line for a possible dusting on Thursday.

  • by Peter Hannam

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'Scandal': NSW coal power plants will kill thousands before they close
Pollution

'Scandal': NSW coal power plants will kill thousands before they close

Air pollution from NSW's five coal-fired power stations carry a "substantial health burden", including leading to an estimated 279 deaths a year with thousands more to come before they close.

  • by Peter Hannam
Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach
Animals

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Researchers found 115 plastic cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, 2 flip-flops, a nylon sack and more than 1000 other assorted pieces of plastic in the stomach of a whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia.

'Mind-blowing': Hazards to multiply and accumulate with climate change
Extreme weather

'Mind-blowing': Hazards to multiply and accumulate with climate change

Humanity is already enduring cumulative effects from climate change and damages will continue to mount along with carbon emissions, a new study has found.

  • by Peter Hannam
Australia's 'most important bird' takes a step back from extinction
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Biodiversity

Australia's 'most important bird' takes a step back from extinction

Werribee Zoo has successfully hatched plains-wanderer chicks in captivity, bringing the genetically unique bird a step back from the brink of oblivion.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
Summer blast won't last: snow, rain and thunderstorms to hit Victoria
Weather

Summer blast won't last: snow, rain and thunderstorms to hit Victoria

After a cracking weekend, Victroria's short taste of summer will end soon.

  • by Simone Fox Koob & Larissa Ham
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BBC film crew praised for saving penguins
Animals

BBC film crew praised for saving penguins

The team capturing footage in Antarctica for the David Attenborough series Dynasties took the rare decision to help out emperor penguins stuck in a ravine.

Melbourne weather: A sunny top of 30, but it won't last
Weather

Melbourne weather: A sunny top of 30, but it won't last

After a cracking weekend, Melbourne's short taste of summer continues, with temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees.

  • by Larissa Ham
'Significantly compromised': Government ignored advice of its own officers on logging
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Animals

'Significantly compromised': Government ignored advice of its own officers on logging

The Berejiklian government ignored the advice of its own environment officers in approving new native logging rules, including a warning about reduced koala protection, according to an internal submission.

  • by Peter Hannam
Saving food from deep burial
Waste

Saving food from deep burial

Katy Barfield once rescued 27 tonnes of yellowfin tuna from deep burial.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
‘Impending plasticide’: Emergency tax tipped as waste crisis deepens
Waste

‘Impending plasticide’: Emergency tax tipped as waste crisis deepens

Australia’s waste crisis is tipped to deepen, with global wealth manager Credit Suisse predicting the federal government will intervene within two years.

  • by Jewel Topsfield