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Project: Climate Crisis


Bushfire Crisis: where nothing is left

January 16, 2020

A walk-through of scorched bushland near Kangaroo Valley in NSW, shows that in some places, there's no trace left of our iconic wildlife.

How Indigenous burning could address the extreme bushfires of our changing climate

How Indigenous burning could address the extreme bushfires of our changing climate

January 9, 2020

As Australia’s east coast faces months of severe bushfires, Indigenous Australians are calling for revival of long-held traditions to reduce fire fuels.

A land of droughts, flooding rains and shame campaigns

A land of droughts, flooding rains and shame campaigns

December 23, 2019

In 2018, the people of Cape Town anxiously approached “Day Zero”, when the trickle of its water supply would dry out. Are there lessons for Australia in how it pulled through that crisis?

Choosing to be child-free for the planet

Choosing to be child-free for the planet

October 14, 2019

Selfish. A word attributed to, amongst others, women throughout history who have made the conscious decision to remain childless. However, for Perth-based student Steph Murphy, choosing to be child-free may be the answer to the world’s climate woes.

Tree change the key to tackle temperature rises

Tree change the key to tackle temperature rises

October 14, 2019

Global warming is quickly becoming a major issue in the world as the environment is plundered for resources, but Perth local governments are trying to make a change.

Queensland fires highlight climate crisis

Queensland fires highlight climate crisis

October 7, 2019

More than 2000 bushfires raged across Queensland in September after a warmer, drier winter than average,...

Climate activism votes with its feet

Climate activism votes with its feet

October 3, 2019

The recent School Strike 4 Climate on September 20 was a particularly striking example of escalating...

Protesters push their point on climate change

September 27, 2019

THEY came. They gathered. They disrupted. They delayed. They made the news. And they returned, again and again. Their protests have all been to raise awareness of the unfolding climate crisis, environmental changes that scientists and the United Nations says will soon be irreversible. Organised by Extinction Rebellion, a socio-political climate change movement with ties around the world, these protests have been popping up in and around Brisbane, Queensland, over several weeks.

Climate crisis sparks mental health concerns

Climate crisis sparks mental health concerns

September 26, 2019

MICHELLE sits on a couch with me one hazy afternoon in Lismore. It’s her daughter’s second birthday and the proud, newly two-year-old is playing on the carpet with a pink kaleidoscope. The conversation turns briefly to climate change. “I’m terrified,” she says, “I’m about to have another baby. I sometimes wake up in a panic. What’s the world going to look like for my children?”

Geneticists weave possum magic to bring a species back from the brink

Geneticists weave possum magic to bring a species back from the brink

September 25, 2019

Its habitat and its favourite meal - bogong moths - are vanishing. It's crunch time for the mountain pygmy-possum.

Marchers highlight the heavy toll of the climate crisis on women and girls

Marchers highlight the heavy toll of the climate crisis on women and girls

September 23, 2019

It’s unseasonably warm in Melbourne on Friday September 20, the day citizens from around the world...

Adani mine and climate change dominate forum

Adani mine and climate change dominate forum

May 3, 2019

Climate Change revealed itself as the most critical issue for the 40 residents who attended the Sydney electorate candidate forum at the Alexandria Town Hall last month.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
Project: Climate Crisis