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NSW floods: Deniliquin residents face nervous wait for more rain as river continues to rise | Flooding

The Covid-19 pandemic in the New South Wales-Victorian border town of Deniliquin was difficult but florists Brooke Wilson and Janine Clarke reckon the current flood emergency is worse. Their local business, Deniliquin Florist, has been hit hard by the floods, with deliveries hampered and a growing sense of uneasiness in the town. Wilson, who was...

The big climate measures on ballots this November
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The big climate measures on ballots this November

For years, with climate bills stalled in Congress, advocates, community groups, nonprofits, and even businesses have relied on ballot initiatives — where citizens vote on new laws alongside new candidates — to push forward environmental action at the state and local levels. In 2020, Michigan voters approved a proposal to use money from oil leases...

Royal Research Ship Discovery departs on 9,000-mile expedition
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Royal Research Ship Discovery departs on 9,000-mile expedition

A research ship has left from Southampton on a 9,000-mile expedition to the South Atlantic Ocean. The Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery is making the six-week voyage to survey the seabed off Ascension Island and St Helena. During the trip, the team of scientists onboard will use underwater cameras to explore hydrothermal vents on the...

Revolutionary technique to generate hydrogen more efficiently from water
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Revolutionary technique to generate hydrogen more efficiently from water

A research team from the National University of Singapore comprising Associate Professor Xue Jun Min (centre), Dr Vincent Lee Wee Siang (left) and Mr Zhong Haoyin (left), has found that light can trigger a new electro-catalytic mechanism of water electrolysis. This groundbreaking discovery could improve affordability of hydrogen as source of clean energy. Credit: National...

Climate change: Countries’ carbon emission plans still fall far short of 1.5°C goal
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Climate change: Countries’ carbon emission plans still fall far short of 1.5°C goal

National plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions still fall far short of what is needed to avert catastrophic climate change, the UN Environment Programme warns Environment 27 October 2022 By Madeleine Cuff Countries aren’t cutting emissions fast enough, according to a new report Shutterstock/Junk Culture National plans to cut carbon emissions leave no credible pathway...

Human health is intertwined with fossil fuel use
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Human health is intertwined with fossil fuel use

The title and leading message in a report published today in the medical journal The Lancet Countdown sums up what many public health experts around the world worry about: “Health at the Mercy of Fossil Fuels.” The report paints a grim picture ahead of next month’s 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27). “People...

AI Predicts What Chemicals Will Smell like to a Human
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AI Predicts What Chemicals Will Smell like to a Human

Researchers have long known that the chemical structure of the molecules we inhale influences what we smell. But in most cases, no one can figure out exactly how. Scientists have deciphered a few specific rules that govern how the nose and brain perceive an airborne molecule based on its characteristics. It has become clear that...

How often should you work out?
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How often should you work out?

Regular exercise is important for our health, but just how often should you workout?  Understanding the role that workout frequency plays in structuring the order, intensity and number of workouts is key to your fitness progress — regardless of whether you’re looking to build muscle with the best adj (opens in new tab)ustable dumbbells or...