Australia – Page 3 – GBRI
 

An extremely rare white humpback whale was spotted recently off a coast near Sydney in Australia. The spectacular animal has been named Migaloo, after the Aboriginal word for “white man” and has been seen a few times before in recent years. Estimated to be around 31 years old, the wan whale is either leucistic- like the […]

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If you happen to visit Australia, don’t be surprised if you hear birds like parrots and cockatoos talking in English to one other. Some of them might even use certain swear words… and no, we are not joking! According to Australian Geographic, pet birds that have escaped from captivity are inadvertently teaching wild birds the […]

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Recently, there has been a rise in cases of infections from flesh-eating bacteria called mycobacterium ulcerans in Australia. The bacteria bring about Buruli ulcers – non-healing sores that slowly grow bigger. West Africa has been struggling with similar cases of infection for quite some time and now it seems to have spread to Australia too. […]

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Around 10,500 liters of petroleum leaked into the ocean from an offshore oil and gas well in Australia and its oil regulator chose not to disclose the spill until now. The details regarding the location and company behind the spill are still a secret. The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority’s annual offshore […]

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Global warming is slowly killing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Rising sea temperatures caused mass coral bleaching in 2016, and this year again, another bleaching event has been recorded making matters worse. Almost two-thirds of the reef has been affected by this second mass bleaching in only 12 months. ARC Centre director Terry Hughes said, “Clearly the reef […]

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The main problem faced by solar energy users is the storage of excess energy. Although there are a lot of battery storage options available today, none of them have proved to be too effective. Now scientists at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia have found an unusual electrode prototype that can store energy at a much higher capacity, […]

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The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is witnessing a mass bleaching event for an unprecedented second year in a row, an aerial survey off Australia’s eastern coast has revealed. The 2,300-kilometer  reef suffered its most severe bleaching on record last year due to warming sea temperatures during March and April. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s reef […]

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The latest State of the Environment report has warned that climate change is affecting Australia’s environment and its impacts might be irreversible. Coastal areas are most at risk because they bear the brunt of a range of simultaneous pressures, including growing populations, habitat loss, invasive species, and the widespread effects of climate change. The independent report, written […]

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