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Thunberg fires back at Mnunchin after college degree jab

Added: 23.01.2020 17:25 | 2 views | 0 comments

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnunchin said Greta Thunberg can discuss fossil fuel divestment "after she goes and studies economics in college."

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Bushfire crisis threatens to change Australia’s ecosystems 'forever'

Added: 23.01.2020 17:23 | 3 views | 0 comments

Bushfires that have burnt through more than 10 million hectares in Australia could change the country’s delicate ecosystems forever, scientists say. The crisis is also a precursor of the kinds of conditions that will become frequent worldwide unless global leaders move quickly to curb the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving global warming, new research shows. Dr Thomas Duff, a bushfire behaviour expert at the University of Melbourne, said the fire season has been “exceptional” and that while it was unlikely it would become the normal annual pattern, exceptional events were becoming more frequent, stronger and harder to predict. “Considering the nature of these fires and the vegetation...

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Alicante airport fire: Passengers face second day of travel delays as blaze grounds flights

Added: 23.01.2020 17:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

Passengers face a second day of travel chaos in the Costa Blanca today as Alicante airport remains closed following a fire.

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2019 was Australia’s hottest and driest year on record

Added: 23.01.2020 17:20 | 7 views | 0 comments

Amid Australia’s devastating wildfires, the national Bureau of Meteorology has announced that 2019 was the country’s hottest, driest year since records began

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Australian government report predicted severe wildfires 11 years ago

Added: 23.01.2020 17:20 | 6 views | 0 comments

A 2008 report commissioned by the Australian government predicted that climate change would cause the fire season to start earlier and be tense after about 2020

Giant koala sand art captures Australian bushfires emotions

Added: 23.01.2020 17:13 | 1 views | 0 comments

Australian artist "Edward" channelled his "raw emotion" about the bushfires into the massive artwork.

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Authors, academics defend Babson College professor fired for Facebook post on Iran bombing

Added: 23.01.2020 16:53 | 0 views | 0 comments

More than 155 authors, academics, and free speech advocates, including authors Joyce Carol Oates, Salman Rushdie and actress Molly Ringwald, are urging Babson College to reinstate Asheen Phansey, a professor who was abruptly fired by the Massachusetts college for a satirical Facebook post, calling the case "deeply disturbing" for free speech in America.


Convicted Texas woman speaks out about husband's murder

Added: 23.01.2020 16:52 | 1 views | 0 comments

When a decorated fire captain was gunned down on a rural county road in Texas, his wife Chacey Poynter turned up as the only witness to the shooting. On this week's "48 Hours," in her first television interview, Chacey talks about what happened on the night her husband was murdered. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant joined "CBSN AM" with more on the case.


FBI arrests suspected white supremacists ahead of rally

Added: 23.01.2020 16:36 | 1 views | 0 comments

Three suspected white supremacists, who are alleged members of a violent extremist group, have been arrested on firearms charges. They were planning to be at an upcoming gun rally in Virginia. Jeff Pegues reports.


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