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Extreme weather and rising premiums make parts of regional Australia ‘uninsurable’

Insurance costs for some properties have tripled despite never having been directly affected by natural disaster.

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NSW’s plan to use more potent mouse plague poison could devastate threatened parrots, experts say

The New South Wales government should be blocked from using a more potent poison to deal with the state's mouse plague after reports emerged of a mass bird death, BirdLife Australia and scientists say.

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‘Living climate change now’: How Australian farmers are trying to turn the tide

Agriculture is seen as a key culprit in rising emissions. Some on the land are aiming to lead by example, making their properties carbon neutral.

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As storms swamp Australia's east coast, some farmers are still enduring relentless drought

People in outback Queensland are still hoping the La Niña weather pattern will bring desperately needed rain.

Drought-breaking rain brings joy to some Australian towns, but many dams still await relief
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Drought-breaking rain brings joy to some Australian towns, but many dams still await relief

Heavy and widespread rain across three states is bringing joy to parched towns with some farming regions receiving "drought-breaking" rains.

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Factcheck: Why Australia’s monster 2019 bushfires are unprecedented
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Factcheck: Why Australia’s monster 2019 bushfires are unprecedented

As the area burned across Australia this fire season pushes beyond five million hectares, an area larger than many countries, stories of destruction have become depressingly familiar.

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Too hot for humans? First Nations people fear becoming Australia's first climate refugees
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Too hot for humans? First Nations people fear becoming Australia's first climate refugees

As the big dry bites and temperature records tumble, Aboriginal people in Alice Springs say global heating threatens their culture and very survival.

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