Date: 30 March 2020 at 8:22:21 am AEDT
Subject: Daily Links Mar 30
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Albert Van Dijk et al
The report reveals the worst environmental conditions in many decades, if not centuries.
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Scott Morrison’s announcement limiting gatherings to two people represents the most drastic social measures employed by the Federal Government. Here’s what it means for you.
The annual Australia’s Environment report finds last year’s heat and drought caused unprecedented damage
NSW Treasury officials are investigating ways to tax electric cars, to ensure “wealthy people” contribute to the upkeep of the state’s roads.
Yale Z Wong
Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions.
If you peer into the waters of Port Phillip Bay near Blairgowrie and Rye, holiday towns on the fringes of Melbourne, you might see dark shapes trundling across the sandy sea floor.
New South Wales
Panic buying is adding to the pressure on rice supplies at a time when drought and water reform have led to one of the smallest crops in the industry’s 70-year history in Australia.
The Berejiklian government has given the nod for the extension of coal mining under one of Greater Sydney’s reservoirs, the first such approval in two decades.
More than two years after Cyclone Marcus uprooted Darwin, the city council is continuing to restore and protect the city from dangerous trees.
Despite coronavirus restrictions, Earth Hour has taken place across the world, starting from New Zealand, followed by Fiji and Australia, with lights switched off on famous buildings and regular homes to boost awareness of climate change.
Ian Goldin and Robert Muggah
The consequences will be far more severe and long lasting in poorer countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given the world a living example of what would happen if the hardline demands of climate-change activists were met.
Animals are getting some peace and people are reconnecting with nature, but wildlife crimes may be going unnoticed
North Atlantic right whales on the east coast and giant blue whales on the west coast of the United States, have been affected by warming ocean temperatures, researchers say.
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