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Hawaii braces for storm that could bring waves of up to 18 metres

Hawaii braces for storm that could bring waves of up to 18 metres

The National Weather Service said wind gusts reached 64km/h in some areas, and authorities said residents should be prepared for coastal flooding. 

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'Sometimes women aren't listened to' in science
Science

'Sometimes women aren't listened to' in science

Women make up less than a fifth of Australians qualified in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Dr Marissa Parrott wants that to change.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Coal miners derided climate action 'sideshow'. Now it's the main event
Opinion
Global warming

Coal miners derided climate action 'sideshow'. Now it's the main event

A court ruling blocking a proposed mine in NSW will have ramifications across Australia and possibly the world as nations confront global warming.

  • by David Morris and Brendan Dobbie
Huge storms spotted on Uranus and Neptune
Space

Huge storms spotted on Uranus and Neptune

Think it's been a hot summer? The season on Uranus lasts for 21 years.

  • by Doyle Rice
'Smacks of judicial activism': Nationals MP accused of contempt of court after Rocky Hill decision
Courts

'Smacks of judicial activism': Nationals MP accused of contempt of court after Rocky Hill decision

A Nationals MP's claim that the Land and Environment Court's decision to block a coal mine in his electorate reflected an "ideological position" could land him in trouble.

  • by Esther Han
'Dire consequences': Court's mine rejection sets a climate precedent
Courts

'Dire consequences': Court's mine rejection sets a climate precedent

NSW Labor says a decision by the Land and Environment Court to factor in the impacts of climate change when considering whether to approve a coal mine was "potentially extremely important" for future planning.

  • by Peter Hannam
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'Wild weather': severe storms and very high fire danger for Sydney
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Weather

'Wild weather': severe storms and very high fire danger for Sydney

Tens of thousand of Sydney homes lost power as the city was lashed by storms on Friday night.

  • by Laura Chung and Esther Han
'Delicious irony': How miner's challenge became a climate change win
Analysis
Courts

'Delicious irony': How miner's challenge became a climate change win

Future generations will wonder why it took so long for a court to hear evidence about climate change impacts when considering a coal mine project.

  • by Peter Hannam
Severe thunderstorm warning for Canberra region
Weather

Severe thunderstorm warning for Canberra region

Hailstones and heavy rain are forecast this afternoon.

  • by Steve Evans
Regional Queensland rail line swallowed by floods
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Regional Queensland rail line swallowed by floods

This time-lapse shows a rail track in Corella Creek in north-west Queensland has been engulfed by rising floods created by monsoonal rainfall.

'We won': Landmark climate ruling as NSW court rejects coal mine
Courts

'We won': Landmark climate ruling as NSW court rejects coal mine

Environmental groups are cheering a decision in NSW's Land and Environment Court that found the emissions of greenhouse gases and resulting climate change from a proposed coal mine was among the reasons to reject the project.

  • by Peter Hannam