Australia – Page 3 – GBRI
 

In another example of how rapidly the climate is changing and disrupting ecosystems around the world, scorching Australian heatwave has already killed hundreds of flying foxes, much to the chagrin of environmentalists. Shocked campaigners were confronted by the sight of scores of dead animals, and claimed the creatures were “boiled alive” in the heat. Some […]

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The not-for-profit Byron Bay Railroad Company has restored a two-carriage 1949 NSW train and converted it into the world’s first 100% solar-powered train. It is the realization of an eight-year dream held by the owners of the resort Elements of Byron and their development director, Jeremy Holmes. The train will carry passengers between North Beach Station, about 300 […]

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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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