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Nearly 80% of Australians affected in some way by the bushfires, new survey shows

Feb 18, 2020 01:13 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Last month, the Australian National University contracted with the Social Research Centre (SRC) to survey more than 3,000 Australian adults about their experiences and attitudes related to the bushfires. The study is...

New tools help communities measure and reduce their emissions locally

Feb 16, 2020 08:57 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

The slogan What you can measure, you can manage has become a guiding principle for local climate action. Theres an accounting standard made for this purpose: the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emission...

When introduced species are cute and loveable, culling them is a tricky proposition

Feb 10, 2020 23:51 pm UTC| Nature

Almost one in five Australians think introduced horses and foxes are native to Australia, and others dont want cute or charismatic animals culled, even when they damage the environment. So what are the implications of...

Soil carbon is a valuable resource, but all soil carbon is not created equal

Feb 09, 2020 23:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Human society is literally built on soil. It feeds the world and produces vital fuel and fiber. But most people rarely give soil a second thought. Recently, though, soil has been getting some well-deserved attention...

Deep impact: grey seals clap underwater to communicate

Feb 04, 2020 12:43 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Have you ever clapped your hands to get someones attention? The resulting crack! sound is hard to ignore, rising above and penetrating through any background noise. Now imagine trying to do it underwater you would...

Lots of people want to help nature after the bushfires – we must seize the moment

Feb 04, 2020 12:16 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

As the devastation of this season of bushfires unfolds, many people have asked themselves: what can I do to help? Perhaps they donated money, left food out for wildlife or thought about joining a bush regeneration...

Planting trees must be done with care – it can create more problems than it addresses

Feb 03, 2020 12:37 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Thanks to the climate crisis, we are fast approaching the point of no return, according to world leaders. We are also in the midst of the sixth mass extinction. And the state of worldwide land degradation has also reached...

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Economy

UK gilts jump despite encouraging labour market, jobless rate stays at 45-year low

The United Kingdoms jumped during European trading hours Tuesday even as the countrys labour market remained solid and promising, with the unemployment rate remaining at a 45-year low. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds surge after February ZEW economic sentiment disappoints investors

The German bunds surged during afternoon session Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment for the month of February, released today, disappointed market sentiments, while the index for current conditions worsened...

USD/ZAR likely to settle above 15.00 on a sustainable basis, says Commerzbank

The USD/ZAR currency pair is expected to settle above 15.00 on a sustainable basis, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The impression arises that the last hopes in the rand are slowly being dashed...

Australia ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence gains 1.2 pct last week

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence gained 1.2 percent last week, more than reversing last weeks loss and continuing the recent sawtooth pattern. The gains have been a little more than the losses, so the index...

PBoC to maintain prudent monetary policy but with flexibility to ensure reasonably adequate liquidity, says Scotiabank

The Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) is expected to maintain a prudent monetary policy but with flexibility this year to ensure reasonably adequate liquidity, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. China...

Politics

Donald Trump reportedly claims losing the 2020 election means rigged votes

President Donald Trump is currently campaigning for reelection this November. Despite constantly denying that the 2016 election results were rigged, he appears to be prepared to make the same accusation come election...

Melania Trump mocked on social media for making a typo error

First Lady Melania Trump has always claimed that she is intelligent, given the number of languages she supposedly speaks. Recently, the First Lady suffered a little mishap on social media that got her mocked by the...

Pastor says Americans are saved from coronavirus because Donald Trump sides with life in the womb

The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc within China and other countries ever since the outbreak a few months back. One religious leader claims that the Americans are saved from the virus because of President Donald...

Melania Trump reportedly does not have many friends and that’s ‘by design’

One might assume that Melania Trump has many friends surrounding her, given her status. However, an East Wing correspondent claimed that the first lady actually has very few of them. Melania Trump: Having a few friends...

Science

Aliens: Scientists plan exploring other Earth-like planets in search of alien life

Space agencies all over the world continue to explore what lies beyond Earth and into the cosmos. Now, a group of scientists claims that alien life forms may exist in other exoplanets similar to that of Earth. Over the...

Asteroids: Rock traveling 48,400 mph heading towards Earth, says NASA

Another asteroid is apparently on its way towards Earth as space agency NASAs asteroid trackers have caught sight of the rock. A new report reveals how fast the asteroid is going, and whether or not it would actually...

Aliens: Extra-terrestrial hunter organization makes their data available to the public

For decades, various organizations and agencies, both public and private, have been on the search for signs of extra-terrestrials or life beyond Earth. One ET hunting organization, in particular, is asking the public for...

The ice melt in Antarctica 129,000 years ago caused a drastic increase in sea levels

Climate change is an issue that many are bringing to light and urging influential figures to make a change in the process, with activists like Greta Thunberg headlining the movement. Looking back at the cause of an extreme...

Technology

‘The Sims 5’ could be announced in 2020 with a 2021 release date

The Sims marks its 20th anniversary this year of dominating the life simulation video game subgenre. Fans are now hoping that developer Maxis and publisher EA would celebrate the milestone by providing updates on The Sims...

Sony Xperia 2 specs and features: Sony’s next flagship rumored to have same back camera package as the Samsung S20

The Sony Xperia 2 release date was rumored to be announced at the now-canceled Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While the event did not push through due to the novel coronavirus, details about Sonys upcoming flagship...

‘League of Legends’ patch 10.4 release date: Some champions will be nerfed while others buffed

The League of Legends patch 10.4 release date will be arriving in a few days. Meanwhile, here are some of the changes that the patch would bring to the game. The League of Legends patch 10.4 will bring a host of changes...

Nintendo Switch games 2020: ‘Axiom Verge 2,’ ‘Gods & Monsters,’ ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ set to arrive to the console this year

Nintendo console gamers have a lot to look forward to this year. Here are some of the exciting titles that will be making their way to the Switch console. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Pokémon...
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