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Thousands of climate protesters attend Melbourne ‘die-in’

Thousands lay “dead” in the streets of Melbourne, desperately urging the federal government to declare a climate emergency. WT24 Desk Thousands of protesters- many of them school-aged — lay “dead” during a Melbourne rally for climate change on Friday, AAP reports. Led by advocacy group Extinction Rebellion, the rally began at Victoria’s Parliament House on Friday afternoon. The group them marched ...

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Climate change protesters bring Melbourne to standstill

WT24 Desk Thousands of climate protesters took over the streets of Melbourne today to demand strong environmental action by the federal government, according to 9 News. A group called Extinction Rebellion hosted a climate rally at Victoria’s Parliament House before leading a march through the streets. “We’re very disappointed in the conservative government that doesn’t respond to climate and has ...

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Climate and Climate Change

The main difference between weather and climate WT24 Desk The main difference between weather and climate is that they each refer to a different timescale. Weather describes the conditions of the atmosphere over hourly or daily measurements such as temperature, rainfall, cloudiness, sunshine, and wind speeds. Climate, on the other hand, is the average of these conditions over longer time ...

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China factories releasing thousands of tonnes of illegal CFC gases, study finds

Levels of ozone-depleting gas spiked when air from industrialised areas of China arrived, say researchers WT24 Desk Industries in north-eastern China have released large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, scientists have said, AFP reports. Since 2013, annual emissions of the banned chemical Chlorofluorocarbon-11 (CFC-11) from that region have increased by about 7,000 ...

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Revealed: 1.6m Americans live near the most polluting incinerators in the US

Lower-income and minority communities are exposed to majority of the pollution coming from waste-burning plants, report finds WT24 Desk A total of 1.6 million Americans live next to the most polluting incinerators in the country, with lower-income and minority communities exposed to the vast majority of pollution coming from these waste-burning plants, The Guardian reports. The burning of household and ...

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It’s not just about the bees – earthworms need love, too

They may not be cute, but the work they do for our soil keeps humans in business. But their numbers are in steep decline WT24 Desk If earthworms had feathers, wings or fur, or eyes that looked mournful – or eyes at all – perhaps they would fare better in the public’s affections. This is a clutch of species facing ...

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Mother, son die by lightning strike in Khagrachhari

WT24 Desk A woman and her son were killed after being struck by a lightning at Masterpara in Bornal union of Matiranga upazila early Sunday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Ayesha Khatun, 55 and her son Mohammad Momin, 22. Her daughter and grandson were also injured. Shamsuddin Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Matiranga Police Station, said that a thunderbolt hit ...

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Slippery challenge: can the European eel be saved from oblivion?

Project hopes to identify best habitats for extraordinary creature more endangered than giant panda – and shed light on mysterious breeding location WT24 Desk That one is definitely over five years old, it could be eight to 10 years old,” shouts Dr Peter Walker, as a writhing 50cm long eel is scooped out of the River Tone near Taunton in ...

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Nor’wester kills 3 in Dhaka

Dozens injured during the storm WT24 Desk At least three people were killed and dozens injured during a storm in the capital on Friday evening, report Agencies. Two of the deaths were reported from Badda where a wall collapsed adjacent to the Pran-RFL building.Bulbul Biswash, 27, employee of a bus company, and Tapan, a tea stall worker, took shelter beside ...

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