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Australia just had its worst day of coronavirus. Yet health experts remain optimistic.

Australia just had its worst day of coronavirus. Yet health experts remain optimistic.

In a once-in-a-century move (literally, the last time was 1919), Australia completely sealed off a popular state border to help curb a second wave of Covid-19 and instituted a six-week lockdown in the Melbourne area. That was a few weeks ago. Since then, cases have continued to climb, and leading politicians have suggested that the…
Australia was a coronavirus success story. Now, an outbreak is prompting new lockdowns.

Australia was a coronavirus success story. Now, an outbreak is prompting new lockdowns.

Australia initially contained its coronavirus outbreak so well that there were several days in May in which the entire country’s daily number of new cases was in just the single digits, and the country began to reopen. But thanks to a new outbreak, the daily numbers are back in the hundreds — and once again,…
A Week In Perth, Australia, On A $217,300 Joint Income

A Week In Perth, Australia, On A $217,300 Joint Income

6:30 a.m. — Eating my breakfast at my desk (bircher muesli I brought from home), I do my online food shopping. I love going grocery shopping in the real world, but I find I always spend so much more when I am confronted with snacks and sales. I shop for me and my husband for…
Australia’s bushfires are approaching its capital Canberra

Australia’s bushfires are approaching its capital Canberra

The ongoing bushfires that have devastated Australia closed in on the country’s capital, Canberra, on Friday as it declared its first state of emergency since 2003. The Rural Fire Service of New South Wales, the state surrounding the capital, warned of severe fire danger for the Australian Capital Territory, with flames and embers projected to…
A Week In Sydney, Australia, On A $60,700 Salary

A Week In Sydney, Australia, On A $60,700 Salary

5:30 p.m. — Time to pack up, leave work, and head home on the train. At home, T. And I veg out for a while then plan our meals for the week and make a shopping list. Before heading to the supermarket, we eat sausage sandwiches for dinner (fake meat for me, chicken for T.).…
Can the fire catastrophe make Australia’s government finally act on climate change?

Can the fire catastrophe make Australia’s government finally act on climate change?

The world is watching our country burn. At least 17.9 million acres have got up in flames since September, an area 15 times the Amazon fires. At least 27 people have died. A billion animals and 2,000 homes may have been lost. And we are only about halfway through the fire season. A complex interplay…
With Australia Ablaze, These Animals Are Still In Danger

With Australia Ablaze, These Animals Are Still In Danger

"We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is,” Crowe said. “That way we all have a future.” And Crowe's point extends beyond just the human population — many animals, especially those native to Australia, are in serious danger…
Australia’s massive fires, as seen from space

Australia’s massive fires, as seen from space

The massive bushfires in Australia are still spreading as heat, high winds, and dry weather are pushing flames through much of the southeastern part of the country. The blazes have proved deadly and destructive, burning through more than 14.8 million acres, or 23,000 square miles, an area almost as large as the state of West…
What Australia’s devastating fires look like on the ground

What Australia’s devastating fires look like on the ground

Severe drought, record heat, and strong winds are fueling deadly blazes across Australia, with no end in sight. The smoke from the raging bushfires has bathed many major cities in an eerie orange glow and created apocalyptic scenes of destruction across the continent. The fires have already torched 13.5 million acres, an area larger than…
Australia Fires Continue To Devastate — Here’s How You Can Help

Australia Fires Continue To Devastate — Here’s How You Can Help

“Right now, on the outskirts of a hyper modern first world megapolis, at the end of a year in which the public seemed finally to wake up to the dramatic threat from global warming, a climate disaster of unimaginable horror has been unfolding for almost two full months, and the rest of the world is…

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