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Carmichael mine to be given 'essential' status in sign of Palaszczuk support

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The Queensland government is poised to declare Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal project “critical infrastructure”, a rare step that will elevate its status to an operation that is “essential to state’s economic and community wellbeing”. 741 mots de plus

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Sand tiger sharks: far friendlier than you think

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They have a reputation for being sinister loners, creatures that swim the seas in solitary silence before pouncing on unsuspecting prey. Think of the deadly predator in… 657 mots de plus

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The eco guide to unleaded playgrounds

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Everyone assumes that lead poisoning is no longer a real risk, and that the horror story of lead-laced water in Flint, Michigan, would mean that the only safe amount is no lead at all. 511 mots de plus

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Drones to monitor shark activity off Western Australia coastline

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A three-month trial of drone surveillance will be used at West Australian beaches to monitor shark activity and potentially spot other dangers such as rips and schools of bait fish, which attract the predators. 289 mots de plus

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The Australian coastline that reveals a glimpse of early life on Earth – video

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Hamelin pool contains the world’s largest collection of active stromatolites – stony mounds of sand and calcium carbonate stuck together with a kind of biological glue, which emerge from the water as the tide goes out. 30 mots de plus

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Wildcats, foxes, squirrels or bats? Britain asked to vote for its favourite mammal

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Britons have been asked to name their favourite mammal. A Royal Society of Biology (RSB) poll, launched on Sunday, will seek to pinpoint which non-domestic creature – found within our shores and coastal waters – is closest to the nation’s heart. 697 mots de plus

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Cholera outbreaks in Haiti follow devastation of Hurricane Matthew

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Haiti was counting the cost of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew on Saturday night, with almost 900 inhabitants killed and tens of thousands displaced in the Caribbean country. 621 mots de plus

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