Australia has just experienced a summer of environmental extremes. Water has played a key role.
The drought in eastern Australia was a significant driver of this season’s unprecedented bushfires. But it also caused another, less well known environmental calamity this summer: entire hillsides of trees turned from green to brown.
The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has so far caused about 3,380 deaths, infected about 98,300 people, and is significantly impacting the economy in many countries.
Like adults, children use the news to learn about what’s happening in the world. But the circulation of misinformation blurs our understanding of events and issues.
Western Sydney University experts are speaking out in condemnation of the racism that has been directed at Chinese Australians as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Australia Post recently released a commemorative World of Sportset of stamps celebrating six Australian sportscasters. Billed as “household names in their respective sports”, they are all men.
Throughout summer, Sydney’s water storage level fell alarmingly. Level 2 water restrictions were imposed and the New South Wales government prepared to double the capacity of its desalination plant.
Consider the moments you have fallen in love. If you unpick the threads, you will quickly find much of the falling occurred in the mind.
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