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Anthony Albanese backs King Charles III to speak out on climate change concerns in break from royal protocol

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said he would be “very comfortable” with the King speaking out on climate change following more than three decades of activism. King Charles has been a key voice on the environment since the 1970s when – as the Prince of Wales – he was not bound to impartiality. While the … Read more

Feeding cane toad corpses to freshwater crocodiles could protect species from pest

As cane toads continue their march across the Kimberley, an innovative study using their chemical-laced corpses as bait could help protect the freshwater crocodiles in their path.  Key points: Feeding chemical-laced cane toad corpses to freshwater crocodiles is training the reptiles to stop eating the deadly pest  The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions says cane toads are likely … Read more

Climate Fixes: How Local Governments Matter

It might feel like David lining up his shot at Goliath when local governments pass regulations to take on climate change. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners Come to Our Launch of Geoff Dembicki’s ‘The Petroleum Papers’ It’s one of fall’s ‘most anticipated’ books. You’re invited to The Tyee’s celebration. CONTEST: Win … Read more

Fears Hazelwood coal mine will become a toxic lake if flooded before clean-up

Environmental groups fear toxic coal ash will be released into the environment if the former Hazelwood coal mine in eastern Victoria is flooded and turned into a lake. Key points: French energy giant Engie wants to fill the former coal mine with water from the Latrobe River system The Victorian government has asked it to … Read more

Black bear put down after raiding North Vancouver fridge, officials say – BC

We’ve all had unexpected guests at the door, but one North Vancouver, B.C., resident was not prepared for what he saw at his wide-open front door. It appeared that a black bear opened the front door and raided a fridge. @dadknowseveryting Black Bear stole some shit!! Call the police there’s been a burglary!! ♬ original … Read more

Storm battering western Alaska causes widespread flooding – KOMO News

Storm battering western Alaska causes widespread flooding  KOMO News ‘Angry sea’: Huge storm floods roads, homes in Alaska as governor declares disaster  Yahoo! Voices Alaska Braces For Storm That Could Be The Strongest In A Decade  TODAY Historically powerful storm slams Western Alaska. Here’s what people experienced across hundreds of miles of coastline.  KYUK Storm lashes Alaskan shore, bringing … Read more

Landholders step up to secure ‘stronghold’ koala population in the NSW high country

For landholders on koala country in south eastern NSW, finding evidence of koalas on their property is all about knowing where – and how – to look. From the Tinderry mountains south of Canberra to Kybeyan and eastward to the Badja State Forest, a 100,000-hectare stretch of land has been recognised as an Area of Regional … Read more

Major flood warnings in place for rivers in western NSW | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Major flood warnings in place for rivers in western NSW | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Bureau of Meteorology issues flood warnings issued across NSW and northern Victoria  7NEWS NSW SES Evacuation ORDER – Western Plains Tourist Park 01  NSW SES Central Victorians warned to brace for flooding as ‘astronomical’ volumes of water soak region  ABC News View Full … Read more

Alaska braces for huge storm, flooding, power outages feared – KOMO News

Alaska braces for huge storm, flooding, power outages feared  KOMO News Alaska braces for strongest storm in years  CBS Evening News Alaska’s western coast is expecting high winds and flooding in powerful storm this weekend  CNN Watch CBS Evening News: Alaska braces for strongest storm in years – Full show on CBS  cbs.com Alaska braces for “near worst case … Read more

California governor signs sweeping climate legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping package of bills Friday to expand California’s reliance on clean energy and reduce carbon emissions, moves he said further establish the state as a global climate leader. The new laws include proposals aimed at reducing exposure to gas and oil pollution in communities of color, expanding … Read more