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The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare. And more…

The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare

Australia’s natural wonder is in mortal danger. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the rest. Using exclusive photographs and new data, a Guardian special report investigates how the reef has been devastated – and what can be done to save it…

 

Fire volunteers slam Greens for leaving them out of policy

DANGER PERIOD: Fire crews battled a monstrous blaze at Halfway Creek last year.  Frank Redward

DANGER PERIOD: Fire crews battled a monstrous blaze at Halfway Creek last year.
Frank Redward

VOLUNTEER firefighters are outraged after the Greens “failed” to consult with them for the party’s Living With Global Warming: Backing Firefighters and Communities election policy. The Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations says the Greens should have looked to Australia’s 257,000 volunteer firefighters for advice when formulating its $370 million natural disaster pledge. CAVFA and state-based volunteer firefighter lobby groups believe the Greens’ decision to base part of its global warming policy on a United Firefighters Union of Australia-funded report left the unpaid firies out in the cold…

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