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'Getting close': El Nino event seen as not far off as Sydney sizzles

'Getting close': El Nino event seen as not far off as Sydney sizzles

The hot start to November may be a taste of the summer to come with meteorologists watching a Pacific Ocean that is being primed for an El Nino event.

  • by Peter Hannam

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NSW east coast now in 'severe' fire danger as mercury soars
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NSW east coast now in 'severe' fire danger as mercury soars

A large mass of hot air moving across the state on Friday is driving temperatures up towards 40C in some parts, as a number of bushfires burn.

I tried out Queensland's new recycling scheme so you know what to expect
Recycling

I tried out Queensland's new recycling scheme so you know what to expect

Despite teething problems, Queensland's cash for containers scheme is up and running.

  • by Tony Moore
Temperatures to soar in Sydney on Friday, prompting total fire ban
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Temperatures to soar in Sydney on Friday, prompting total fire ban

The large pool of heat that have been baking inland Australia will reach the east coast, pushing the mercury towards the 40-degree mark and prompting authorities to declare total fire bans for Sydney, the Illawarra and the Hunter.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Bare minimum': Greens arc up over Labor's climate policy rebuff
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'Bare minimum': Greens arc up over Labor's climate policy rebuff

The federal Greens approached their Labor counterparts to secure a 'joint leadership' on climate and energy policy ahead of the next year's elections, only to have their overture rebuffed.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Success guaranteed': Reef centre misses funding despite strong review
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'Success guaranteed': Reef centre misses funding despite strong review

A world-renowned coral reef research centre missed out on funding to groups proposing the study of the "digital child", "creative aging" and the Enlightenment despite an external review finding its plan to be "revolutionary".

  • by Peter Hannam
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'Bit of a shock': Coming heat to dry off much of October's wet spell
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'Bit of a shock': Coming heat to dry off much of October's wet spell

Sydney's wettest October in nine years helped ease fire conditions for a time but the coming surge in heat will sap much of those gains in vegetation moisture, the Rural Fire Service and meteorologists say.

  • by Peter Hannam
This Northern California mountain lion is a serial killer - of horses
Animals

This Northern California mountain lion is a serial killer - of horses

Ranchers and conservationists have been arguing over how to best manage wild horses in a California national park. Now, a cougar is helping out.

  • by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Two billion people hit by natural disasters in the past decade: Red Cross
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Two billion people hit by natural disasters in the past decade: Red Cross

Australia is in the world’s most disaster-prone region.

  • by Matt Wade
Cliefden Caves spared as government finds 'better alternative' for dam
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Cliefden Caves spared as government finds 'better alternative' for dam

A heritage-listed cave complex in central west NSW has been spared from inundation after the Berejiklian government chose an alternative water-security project.

  • by Peter Hannam
Kitchen Garden: 'salad bar' makes for a happy clucker
Food

Kitchen Garden: 'salad bar' makes for a happy clucker

The chicken crew includes a Belgian D’Uccle hatched in an incubator with a duck and turkey so it has had trouble adapting to life as a chicken.

  • by Susan Parsons