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The Best Australian Holiday Destinations for Your Easter Break

As Tourism Australia writes: “Due to a natural chemical reaction, the plankton [at the beaches] become luminescent and emanate a blue glow. This unusual natural phenomenon is more common in [the …

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Australian chocolate maker’s ban on green palm oil disappoints industry

A senior official at the palm oil industry’s main green label has urged an Australian confectionery giant to be “responsible” and work with ethical producers after it became the country’s first major …

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Burned Koalas Are Overflowing Australian Hospitals

Thousands of koalas have been badly injured by the bush fires in Australia to the point where hospitals are overflowing. An article on ABC North Coast explains that kindhearted artisans have mobilized to get creative when it comes to comforting these innocent victims of the fires. On the show On Breakfast with Bruce Mackenzie, a resident of Byron Bay, Morgan Leigh, explains how crafters are helping out by making little pouches, mittens, and blankets

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Australian Grid Hits 50% Renewables For First Time

Tesla Virtual Power Plant South AustraliaFor a brief 10 minute period last week, 5 Australian states were powered by more than 50% renewable energy. Despite the idiocy of the national government, renewables are becoming a bigger and bigger part of Australia’s energy future.

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Gas in South East and oil in Great Australian Bight needed for cheaper prices and energy security, says Canavan

Mr Canavan was in Port Pirie for a mining and energy conference focused on the Upper Spencer Gulf. But he was happy to talk about the state’s wider energy issues, including fracking. He told The …

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2018 Was Key To Australian Clean Energy Industry, 2019 Has To Continue That Growth

australia wind farmThere have been significant milestones met and exceeded the world over, but also some tremendous failures — an awkward combination which came together in Australia, where political turmoil and antipathy were bypassed by state-level and independent action to bring about a record year of clean energy investment. 

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World War II shipwrecks: Australian couple battle oil leaks

Thousands of ships were sunk during the second world war. Their wrecks litter the ocean floor. Decades of corrosion, tidal movements and storms have caused some of them to break up and leak oil. But n…

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Lights, ice floes, action: Antarctica glory unveiled – The Australian


The Australian

Lights, ice floes, action: Antarctica glory unveiled
The Australian
In February, Harper and Whitehead travelled to Antarctica for a gruelling two-week shoot, lugging 160kg of equipment. They used a six-lens virtual-reality camera to capture 360-degree, high-resolution images of walking among Adele penguins, skirting …

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Antarctica in Virtual Reality – Australian Antarctic Division (press release)


Australian Antarctic Division (press release)

Antarctica in Virtual Reality
Australian Antarctic Division (press release)
The full wonder, fascination and mystery of the icy continent is being brought to life in a 360-degree immersive Virtual Reality (VR) documentary The Antarctica Experience. The film was shot at Australia's Davis research station by White Spark Pictures

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Sledging songs, penguins and melting ice: how Antarctica has inspired Australian composers – The Conversation AU


The Conversation AU

Sledging songs, penguins and melting ice: how Antarctica has inspired Australian composers
The Conversation AU
The most widely known Australian composition about Antarctica is perhaps Nigel Westlake's Antarctica suite for guitar and orchestra (1992). Derived from his film score for John Weiley's 1991 IMAX documentary Antarctica: An Adventure of a Different

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