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Indigenous Australians in Murujuga fight to preserve heritage sites

Indigenous Australians in Murujuga fight to preserve heritage sites

In Western Australia, new projects would supercharge gas drilling and processing. Traditional owners of the land say their heritage sites are threatened.
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‘Our ancestors are in the rocks’: Australian gas project threatens ancient carvings – and emissions blowout

While the historical and cultural significance of indigenous art is uncontested, and the subject of a Unesco world heritage bid, it sits uneasily alongside the industrial city of Karratha, a settlement of about 23,000 that is about to double down on fossil fuel extraction.

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‘Burning’ review: Pulling the fire alarm in Australia

A new documentary looks at the visceral impact of wildfires and climate change on the country, from its beleaguered people to sickly koalas.
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Murray-Darling Basin plan will need overhaul in 2026 as droughts increase, report says

The impact of climate change on the Murray-Darling Basin will require a major adaption of the plan in 2026to allow for more frequent dry periods, which will likely occur on average every five years instead of every 10.

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Fire lessons from Australia's South Coast

Australia’s South Coast was hammered by last year’s fires. Now it’s time to prepare for another fire season.
Australia’s witnesses to fire's fury are desperate to avoid a sequel
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Australia’s witnesses to fire's fury are desperate to avoid a sequel

Eight months after blazes devastated a wide swath of Australia, the most battered communities are trying to burn their way to safety as another fire season approaches.
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Australia asks UN to dismiss Torres Strait Islanders' claim climate change affects their human rights

The Morrison government has asked the human rights committee of the United Nations to dismiss a landmark claim by a group of Torres Strait Islanders from low-lying islands off the northern coast of Australia that climate change is having an impact on their human rights, according to lawyers for the complainants.

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