Tagged: Australia

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Deadly ghost town thrills tourists

The asbestos mine in Wittenoom is one of Australia’s greatest tragedies, one that is often compared to the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. Although the area has been closed since the 1970s, more and more thrill-seeking...

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Koalas in crisis

Experts and environmentalists are warning that koalas across much of Australia are on the brink of extinction. Increasing urbanisation, tree clearing and climate change are threatening the marsupials. Scientists are even talking about a...

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Great Barrier Reef is in danger

The continued existence of the Great Barrier Reef is in danger, according to a prominent Australian scientist. As Barbara Barkhausen in Sydney explains, Australia is one of the worst polluters in the world with...

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Planting trees underwater

Fish stocks are declining around the world. Overfishing, climate change and continued coastal development are putting pressure on our oceans. To help restore much-needed balance, Australian underwater architects are building artificial “forests” underwater. Barbara...