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Endangered Aussie Dolphins found with world’s highest rates of ‘forever chemicals’

New research finds Australian dolphins have the world’s highest concentration of environmental pollutants.  The joint study done by RMIT, the Marine Mammal Foundation and Melbourne University, found significant concentrations of PFAS chemicals, also known as “forever chemicals,” in Victoria’s critically endangered Burrunan Dolphin. The Wire’s Mary-Kate Hannagan spoke to Chantel Foord, lead author of the …

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Climate Change Fighting Fungi Could Transform Australian Agriculture

A simple bag of spores has given an Australian start-up the opportunity to revolutionise agriculture and mitigate climate change at the same time. A group of New South Wales farmers developed the idea of turning carbon dioxide into plant-based carbon using spores which absorb and convert the CO2.   The fungi keep the sub-soil carbon underground …

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Labor and Greens create ‘Safeguard Mechanism’ to limit emissions

The federal government has struck a deal with The Greens to get Labor’s key climate legislation across the line. Referred to as the ‘Safeguard Mechanism’, the bill forces the nation’s biggest polluters to reduce their emissions by close to 5 percent each year. Labor says it’s key to Australia’s emissions target of a 43 percent …

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