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Davina Jackson: Queensland's high-tech plan to make the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games smarter and greener
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Davina Jackson: Queensland's high-tech plan to make the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games smarter and greener

What steps is the state government taking to bring Brisbane closer to being a smart city while managing rapid growth? And what differences can city residents expect to see for themselves?
Deforestation brings bat-borne virus home to roost

Deforestation brings bat-borne virus home to roost

Habitat loss and food shortages have pushed bats into closer proximity to horses and humans, fueling Hendra virus spillover, a new study suggests.
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Eastern Australia faces wet weather and flooding with 70% chance of third consecutive La Niña

Australia could be lashed with more rain and possible floods for the next three months with La Niña conditions predicted to return for a rare third consecutive year.

Polystyrene 'white spill' from Brisbane floods causing 'environmental catastrophe' on Queensland beaches

Polystyrene 'white spill' from Brisbane floods causing 'environmental catastrophe' on Queensland beaches

Brisbane River's polystyrene pontoons, torn from their moorings in the floods, are breaking up along 300 kilometres of beaches, threatening nesting turtles and raising fears that other marine animals will mistake the white pieces for food. 
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NSW and Queensland flooded the same week a major climate report was released. We need to talk about it

As images of flooding fill our bulletins, it's important to remember that this isn't happening in a vacuum. Extreme weather is going to get more common under climate change.
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Flooding in Brisbane and Northeast Australia leaves at least 7 dead

Several days of downpours have pummeled Queensland, with flooding worsening in the state capital, Brisbane. The state premier described the wild weather as “waves of water just coming down.”

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Tony Abbott's climate denial prompted Barack Obama's Brisbane barbs

Tony Abbott's climate change denial caused such frustration to Barack Obama that as president he ad-libbed barbed comments about the death of the Great Barrier Reef in a speech during a visit to Australia.

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