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Sydney climate protests: Activists block streets and harbour tunnel

Sydney climate protests: Activists block streets and harbour tunnel

Climate protesters have brought parts of Sydney to a standstill, blocking key roads and a tunnel during rush hour. The Blockade Australia activists began disruptions on Monday in protest of “Australia’s ecological destruction”. Police said the protesters were “violent” and “erratic” while marching through the city and blocking streets with barricades and bins. Their actions...

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Nasa launches first rocket from Australian commercial spaceport

Nasa launches first rocket from Australian commercial spaceport

An unassuming patch of red dirt in remote Australia has made history as the site of Nasa’s first rocket launch from a commercial spaceport outside the US. The sub-orbital rocket blasted off from the tiny site early on Monday local time. It will enable astrophysics studies that can only be undertaken in the Southern Hemisphere,...

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At least 40 found dead in abandoned lorry in Texas

At least 40 found dead in abandoned lorry in Texas

At least 46 people, believed to be migrants, have been found dead in an abandoned lorry on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. A fire official said 16 people including four children had also been taken to hospital. The survivors were “hot to the touch” and suffering from heat stroke and heat exhaustion. San Antonio,...

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Australia signs new carbon emissions target

Australia signs new carbon emissions target

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced more ambitious climate targets for his country. He has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 43% from 2005 levels by 2030, up from the previous conservative government’s target of between 26% and 28%. Australia is one of the world’s highest per capita carbon emitters. The target brings the...

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Australian methane emissions massively underestimated – report

Australian methane emissions massively underestimated – report

The amount of greenhouse gas leaking from Australian coal mines has been hugely under-reported, a report says. And unless quick action is taken, it could prevent the country from reaching its emission reduction targets. The new report analysed methane being released from coal mines, finding the amount is twice the official estimates. Australia’s new government...

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Lack of Interest in Australian Bitcoin ETFs Blamed on Bad Launch Timing, Strong Inflows Globally

Lack of Interest in Australian Bitcoin ETFs Blamed on Bad Launch Timing, Strong Inflows Globally

Bitcoin (BTC)-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) of various types are now widely available to investors around the world. But the popularity of the funds varies, with investors in Australia showing almost no interest in trading the recently-launched ETFs there. Australia is the region that stands out the most for its lack of interest in bitcoin ETFs,...

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Australians Lag Developing Nations in Metaverse Awareness, Report

Australians Lag Developing Nations in Metaverse Awareness, Report

Compared to developing nations, a recent report by Ipsos has found that only 44 percent of Australians are familiar with the metaverse. Less than half the Australian population (44%) are familiar with the metaverse, while only 36% express positive feelings about engaging with extended reality in daily life, a new global survey conducted by Ipsos...

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Nepal plane wreck carrying 22 passengers found

Nepal plane wreck carrying 22 passengers found

Rescuers in Nepal have found the crash site of a plane that went missing on Sunday with 22 people on board. The wreckage of the plane, operated by Nepali carrier Tara Air, was recovered in the district of Mustang in northern Nepal, said a Nepal Army spokesman. The passenger plane was on a 20-minute flight...