“Catastrophic is the highest level of bush fire danger,’’ the Rural Fire Service said. “Homes are not designed to withstand a fire under these conditions. If a fire starts and takes hold during catastrophic fire danger conditions, lives and homes will be at risk.’’
The combined output of rooftop solar, large-scale wind, and large-scale solar reached 50.2% of the 25GW of power being produced on the National Electricity Market this month. It's the first time more than 50% of renewables have been used.
It's not the first time thousands of academics have united to urge people to take action on climate change. More than 11,000 scientists from 184 countries published a letter in 2017, warning that "human beings and the natural world are on a collision course".
The air quality index in New Delhi hit levels of PM 2.5. This highlights tiny particulate matter in the air that has deteriorated to above 900. The "severe plus" level is 500.
Life-forms have already colonised the young islands, with algae, plant life, and birds, in addition to evidence of larger land animals in the fledgling ecosystem.
Ioniqa Technologies is able to break down the components of lower grade plastic and strip out impurities to rebuild the plastic as new. This means that lower grade plastics often destined for incineration or landfill can now be given a new life.
Komodo National Park attracted more than 176,000 tourists last year – and now the government has introduced a pricey membership scheme.
A Coles supermarket in Wentworth Point, Sydney now prevents the equivalent of 6.5 shopping trolleys of waste from going to landfill each day.
Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte swam 555 kilometres through the worst area of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
Greta Thunberg shared the Greta Thunberg Helpline for adults angry at a child. The video was posted by Australian comedian Mark Humphries, who works for the national broadcaster ABC