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Early start to deadly stinger season as nets begin to roll out across north Queensland

As reports of stings increase,  nets are being rolled out across Far North Queensland ahead of what experts warn will be perfect conditions for jellyfish.
Julian Bolleter: You can't boost Australia's north to 5 million people without a proper plan
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Julian Bolleter: You can't boost Australia's north to 5 million people without a proper plan

Any moves to greatly increase the population of northern Australian by 2060 could have a devastating impact on the local environment without long-term careful planning by all tiers of government.

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Great Barrier Reef hard coral cover close to record lows
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Great Barrier Reef hard coral cover close to record lows

Coral bleaching, crown-of-thorns starfish and cyclones cause 10% to 30% decline over past five years.

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Australian community split over renewable energy microgrid
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Australian community split over renewable energy microgrid

The close-knit communities nestled amongst World Heritage-listed rainforest could soon go totally green with a new renewable energy microgrid, but it's the environmentalists who aren't happy.
Malcolm Turnbull defends surprise $444 million Government donation to tiny reef body

Malcolm Turnbull defends surprise $444 million Government donation to tiny reef body

The PM says controversial half a billion donation for a small foundation was done completely transparently.
Corals build 'cloud umbrellas' to help keep cool under blazing sun, study says
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Corals build 'cloud umbrellas' to help keep cool under blazing sun, study says

Australian researchers find corals build cloud umbrellas to help keep cool and their decline could have wider implications for climate and agricultural production.
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