RedskyNews Category: Au – Politics & Science

Climate Change Predicted To Halve Coffee Growing

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Climate Change is going to halve the area suitable for coffee production and impact the livelihoods of more than 120 million of the world’s poorest people who rely on the coffee economy, according to a new report by the Climate

Sea Shepherd Ramps Up Pressure on BP

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Letting energy giant BP drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight is simply “not an option”, Sea Shepherd says, as it docks its conservation boat at Port Adelaide. Former Greens leader Bob Brown was among those on the Steve

Herbal Medicines Can Contain Toxic Metals

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People who take unregulated complementary medicines are at a higher risk of being contaminated by heavy metals, a medical scientist has warned. Research from the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) reveals that

Sceptic Admits Temperatures Rising

A prominent physicist and global warming sceptic spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: temperatures really are rising rapidly. Please follow and like us:

Queen To Visit Aussie Flood Victims

Buckingham Palace has released the full details of the Queen’s tour of Australia this month, which will include meetings with Queensland flood victims and a visit to the Floriade Flower Festival. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive in Canberra

Turnbull Against Climate Skeptics

Opposition frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull has hit out against climate change sceptics on his side of politics, saying there has been a “war on science” that contradicts common sense. He also warned the Liberal Party against veering too much to the

Tsunami Alert System For WA

In the next few months, Australian scientists will activate a world-first tsunami warning system in the remote East Pilbara region of Western Australia. Geoscience Australia says the device will be able to track earthquakes off Indonesia in real time, which

Greenpeace Activists Arrested

Six Greenpeace activists have been arrested after climbing a crane at an inner Sydney construction site the group says is using illegal timber. The activists scaled the crane at the Central Park development on Broadway about 7:00am, unfurling a banner

6.3 Quake Hits Papua New Guinea

The Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea was rattled by a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake on Monday, but seismologists said the tremor was unlikely to have caused major damage in the remote area. Geoscience Australia measured the quake at magnitude

New Global Crisis Looms

SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – Soaring food and energy prices, the global financial crisis, Greece’s debt woes. One-off events? Not according to environmental business consultant Paul Gilding, who believes these are mere ripples before a major crisis hits the world. Gilding,

Weather Causes Death In Sea Turtles

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The coastline of north Queensland is usually picture perfect in winter, but there is a problem in the shallows. Over the past few months sick, lethargic and sometimes dead sea turtles have been washing up onto the region’s beaches. Experts

Bacteria Causing Death In Gropers

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Queensland scientists are studying bacteria from crocodiles and cows to understand what is causing it to turn deadly in groper fish in the state’s north. Since 2007, almost 100 of the protected species have washed up dead on beaches from