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

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

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Human intelligence is a lethal mutation that defies nature
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Opinion

Human intelligence is a lethal mutation that defies nature

Enrico Fermi was a physicist, James Allan. Biology provides the answer; or rather, evolution.

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Mortality rates expected to rise as heatwave worsens across NSW
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Mortality rates expected to rise as heatwave worsens across NSW

During a similar heatwave event in 2011, NSW Health saw a 13 per cent increase in mortality as well as a 14 per cent rise in emergency department admissions. 

  • by Sarah Keoghan & Ben Weir
We have bigger fish to fry than Morrison's Australia Day pantomime
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We have bigger fish to fry than Morrison's Australia Day pantomime

The Murray-Darling river basin is a long way from Queensland, but the problems of the Murray-Darling are not.

  • by John Birmingham
What happens when the 'last resort' on the Darling River dries out?
Animals

What happens when the 'last resort' on the Darling River dries out?

The toll on wildlife from this summer’s extreme heat and drought continues to mount in the state’s far-west, days after as many as a million fish died in the region.

  • by Peter Hannam
'This drought is highly likely to remain intense': farmers prepare for tough year
Extreme weather

'This drought is highly likely to remain intense': farmers prepare for tough year

Supermarket prices are expected to rise as farmers face worsening drought conditions.

  • by Sarah Keoghan & Josh Dye
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It's official: Bureau of Meteorology confirms 2018 was a scorcher
Drought

It's official: Bureau of Meteorology confirms 2018 was a scorcher

Nine of the 10 warmest years on record in Australia have occurred since 2005.

So long, fish, and thanks for nothing, Murray Darling planners
Opinion
Opinion

So long, fish, and thanks for nothing, Murray Darling planners

The emptiness of the "historic" pledge by state and federal governments to save the Murray Darling Basin is now laid bare.

  • by Rod Campbell
Shocking video shows dead 'century-old fish' in Australian environmental 'disaster'
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Shocking video shows dead 'century-old fish' in Australian environmental 'disaster'

A NSW government minister has been accused of snubbing concerned farmers and residents during a visit to Menindee on Wednesday.

  • by Michael Koziol
'Didn't expect it': Drought warning on pet and animal food prices
Drought

'Didn't expect it': Drought warning on pet and animal food prices

There are fears customers will continue to feel the pain on animal food as drought conditions affect cost.

  • by Emma Koehn
The drought is ripping money out of Queensland farms
Farming

The drought is ripping money out of Queensland farms

On average nationally, drought conditions will eat nearly $70,000 of broadacre farm cash income in 2018-2019.

  • by Lucy Stone