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Should I wear a face mask for bushfire smoke?

Should I wear a face mask for bushfire smoke?
ABC News

While most healthy people can tolerate temporary exposure air pollution (though it may cause itchy eyes and throat irritation), smoke particles can aggravate existing heart and lung conditions — and put vulnerable people at risk.

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Extinction of ice age giants likely drove surviving animals apart

Extinction of ice age giants likely drove surviving animals apart
Aniko Blanka Toth - Maquarie University

As the world grapples with an extinction crisis, our large mammals are among the most endangered. These threatened species – rhinos, pandas, tigers, polar bears and the like – greatly influence their ecosystems. So what will happen to the smaller animals left behind?

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A shot of hope in the face of climate despair

A shot of hope in the face of climate despair
Madeleine De Gabriele - The Conversation

Hope, like a slinky, springs eternal. While rage, fear and disgust are all appropriate responses to the realities of climate change (which we have explored extensively this week), we must move from despair to action.

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