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Australian study finds China is the biggest generator of plastic waste

Melbourne: An Australian study has unveiled that China is the biggest generator of plastic waste.

Aussie researchers repurpose SARS treatment to fight COVID-19

Sydney/Xinhua: In the race to find a cure for COVID-19, Australian researchers have discovered that a compound originally designed to fight SARS can also stop COVID-19 growth in the laboratory.

Australia launches investigation after dozens of koalas found dead in land-clearing

Sydney/Xinhua/UNI: An investigation has been launched after a distressing land-clearing incident in Australian that has left around 40 koalas dead and another 80 in need of care.

State of emergency declared amid bushfire threat to Australian capital

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: Authorities have declared a bushfire state of emergency in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Climate denial wastes time amid Australian bushfire crisis: official

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: Australia's science minister has said that people arguing over the existence of climate change and its impact on bushfires are wasting time.

Australian PM open to increasing emissions reduction target in response to bushfires

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday that the government's emissions targets need to "evolve."

Australia wildfires: 'Mega blaze' may hit parts of the nation on Friday

Sydney/IBNS: Australian authorities have said that two bushfires that are currently ravaging the nation might merge to form a "mega blaze"  on Friday, media reports said.

Bushfires: Climate activists to march across several cities in Australia tomorrow

Sydney: Slamming the Australian government's 'criminal negligence' on the bushfire crisis, thousands of activists will participate in protest marches across nine cities in the country on Friday.

Australia's Kangaroo Island shows burn scars on one-third of landmass: NASA

Washington/IBNS: NASA's Terra satellite provided before and after imagery that showed the extent of the fires that have been ravaging Australia's Kangaroo Island.

Amid wildfires, Australia likely to kill 10,000 camels

Sydney/IBNS: Stating that the thirsty animals are drinking too much water in the bush fire-hit country, authorities in Australia will start killing thousands of camels in a region of the nation from Wednesday, media reports said.

Bushfire smoke from Australia covers sky of New Zealand's Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand/Xinhua/UNI: The heavy smoke from devastating Australian bushfires cloaked Auckland, turning the city's skyline into eerie orange color on Sunday afternoon.

Aussie firefighter killed after truck rolls in "fire tornado"

Sydney/Xinhua/UNI: A 28-year-old Australian volunteer firefighter has been killed battling a blaze on the border of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria State when a freak weather event upended the truck he and two others were traveling in.

Australia wildfires: communities must stay vigilant, urges UN weather agency

New York/IBNS: As Australia’s “catastrophic” and deadly wildfire emergency continues, UN weather experts on Tuesday echoed Government warnings for people to remain vigilant in the face of the fast-moving threat and tinderbox conditions.

Global Climate Strike gathers about 300,000 people in Australia - Reports

Moscow, Sep 20 (Sputnik/UNI) Close to 300,000 demonstrators have joined the Global Climate Strike in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane on Friday, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who calls for immediate action on climate change, media reported.

Australia witnesses warmer than average temperatures and below-average rainfall in 2018: Bureau of Meteorology

Melbourne, Jan 14 (IBNS): The Bureau of Meteorology in Australia has released its Annual Climate Statement, showing 2018 was the country's third-warmest year on record, while rainfall totals were the lowest since 2005.