Australia

This Giant Kangaroo From 50,000 Years Ago Isn’t Even Related to Australian Ones

Long ago, almost up until the end of the last ice age, a peculiar giant kangaroo roamed the mountainous rainforests of New Guinea. Now, research published by myself and colleagues suggests this kangaroo was not closely related to modern Australian kangaroos. Rather, it represents a previously unknown type of primitive kangaroo unique to New Guinea. …

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Sydney Harbor Bridge to fly Aboriginal flag – at a cost of £14m

The Aboriginal flag will fly permanently on the Sydney Harbor Bridge as part of a “healing process” and reconciliation efforts with Australia’s indigenous community, authorities announced on Sunday. The distinctive black, red and yellow flag will fly alongside the Australian flag and New South Wales state flag at the top of the landmark bridge. The …

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Australian scientists develop model to spot soft corals most at risk of bleaching

SYDNEY: Australian scientists have come up with a model that will help researchers quickly identify soft corals most vulnerable to bleaching from marine heatwaves, helping prioritize resources to preserve reefs. Coral bleaching has struck many reefs around the world, including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which was hit by four mass bleaching events in the past …

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Sustainable cities index: Australia behind, Scandinavia tops

The results are in on the latest ranking of global cities and Australia is dragging its feet. Australian capital cities have missed out on a top 20 spot in the newly released 2022 Sustainable Cities Index. The list, curated by Dutch global design and consultancy organization Arcadis, ranks 100 global cities on their environmental sustainability. …

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