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Bushfire crisis hit 75% of Australians – survey

Feb 18, 2020 - 10:54 AM

The scale of the impact shocks researchers

DAMAGED. A resident walks away from her flood-damaged house in the bushfire-affected town of Cooma on January 5, 2020. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Federalism not the only way to empower local governments – experts

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

As the Philippines mulls shifting to federalism global experts gather in a forum in Makati to share the challenges of federalism in their countries

Day 1 of the Global Autonomy, Governance & Federalism forum at Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City on October 19, 2016.

Why executions won’t win Indonesia’s drug war

Feb 18, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Keeping death row inmates alive one of the best chances of success in Joko Widodo’s war on drugs write Clarke Jones and James Giggacher

HELL HOLE? Michael Chan (C), brother of Andrew Chan, leaves Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, Bali, on February 17, 2015. Photo by Sonny Tumbelka/AFP

Southern Ocean winds strongest in 1,000 years: study

May 12, 2014 - 2:56 PM

According to the study s lead researcher Nerilie Abram The Southern Ocean winds are now stronger than at any time in the past 1 000 years

SOUTHERN OCEAN WINDS. Photo by Russavia from Wikimedia Commons.

Aquino appoints new deputy ombudsman for Mindanao

Mar 21, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Rodolfo Elman a graduate of Ateneo de Davao Law School started his 25 year career in the Office of the Ombudsman as an investigator

Office of the Ombudsman logo. From gov.ph

'Oldest star' found from iron fingerprint – astronomers

Feb 11, 2014 - 6:58 AM

The star was formed just a couple of hundred million years after the Big Bang that brought the Universe into being they believe

DISCOVERERS. Lead researcher Dr Stefan Keller and team member Prof Mike Bessell. Photo by David Paterson, ANU

Thai PM vows to meet protesters with pacifism

Nov 30, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Thousands of anti government protesters are scattered in pockets across the city diluting their demos but adding to their potential unpredictability

PACIFISM? Red Shirt pro-Thaksin supporters cheer after the constitution court ruling, during their rally in support of the government at Rajamangala National Staduim in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 November 2013. Photo by EPA/PONGMANAT TASIRI

Australia's new supercomputer a boon for climate scientists

Jul 31, 2013 - 4:46 PM

Australia s most powerful computer was unveiled in a boost for climate scientists who need to crunch vast amounts of data to make forecasts and pinpoint extreme weather

Courtesy Australian National University

Antarctic summer ice melting 10 times faster: study

Apr 15, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years

MELTING FAST. Edge of an ice shelf in Adelaide Island, off the Antarctic Peninsula. NASA / Maria-Jose Vinas

Vast asteroid impact zone found in Australia

Feb 20, 2013 - 1:19 PM

Andrew Glikson a visiting fellow at the Australian National University said the asteroid measuring 10 to 20 kilometers in diameter was a giant compared to the plunging meteor which exploded above Russia a week ago

Australian observatory survives wildfire

Jan 14, 2013 - 1:31 PM

Telescopes at a global space research facility appear to have survived a devastating Australian inferno that destroyed 12 nearby homes and damaged several buildings on the site

This handout aerial picture taken on January 14, 2013 and provided by Rural Fire Service (RFS) of New South Wales shows the group of buildings at the Siding Spring Observatory, a remote global research facility in New South Wales, surrounded by burnt and smoldering ground after a fire raged through the night, fueled by hot, strong winds, damaging parts of the facility. AFP PHOTO / NSW Rural Fire Service