Australia & Oceania

US Climate Official Says Australia’s Climate Targets Are ‘Not Sufficient’

"A senior US climate official has warned Australia’s targets are “not sufficient” and the country should be considering a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, given the urgency of the threat outlined this week in a landmark report."

Source: Guardian, 08/12/2021

Australia Unveils Weapons Of Mouse Destruction To Tackle Rodent ‘Plague’

"Farmers and rural residents say they’re at their wits end battling the growing tide of mice."

"The Australian state of New South Wales will spend $38.5 million to send a plague of mice eating their way across farms and invading homes “into oblivion,” a move hailed by farmers and rural residents who say they’re at their wits end with a growing tide of rodents.

Source: HuffPost, 05/17/2021

"Why a Big Mining Project Could Wipe Out Rural Villages in Indonesia"

"A mine tailings dam planned for a seismically unstable area of Sumatra’s rainforest would be at high risk of failure, experts warn. The dam’s collapse would be a disaster, they say, releasing a wall of slurry that would engulf and bury Indigenous villages and their inhabitants."

Source: YaleE360, 03/30/2021

"Australia Tells Thousands To Leave Homes As Bushfire Threatens Perth"

"Strong winds threatening to fan a bushfire prompted Australia on Wednesday to urge thousands of people to leave their homes in the provincial capital of Perth, complicating a lockdown after the state detected its first coronavirus infection in 10 months."

Source: Reuters, 02/03/2021


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