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30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the way in the thread, "What are the top 10 things we should be informed about in life?" Users had many more than 10 tips to offer, and we've collected and paraphrased some of the best advice, arranged by contributor below.<p><i>Justin Freeman, who</i> …

Self-improvement

You Should Be Terrified by Climate Change

The Googanji people on the northeastern coast of Australia tell of a time when they could follow a river 25 miles through what is now ocean to the …

World AIDS Day: Mother reunited with memorial quilt stitched for son lost to AIDS-related illness

Cheryl Olver says she was surprised she did not die the day after her son Daren did, given such a huge part of her heart was now missing.<p>The …

Kiribati: Disappearing? - Photographs and text by Vlad Sokhin | LensCulture

<i>According to projections, within this century, the water will be higher than the highest point in our lands…For our people to survive, then they will have to migrate. Either we can wait for the time when we have to move people en masse or we can prepare them—beginning from now…</i><p>—Anote Tong, …

Sandra Shatters Cyclone Record

• Sandra became the latest Category 4 hurricane of record early Thursday morning in either the eastern Pacific or Atlantic basins.<br>• In other words, …

Weather

#climatechange: End of the world as we know it

Meet two young people dealing with effects from climate change today: A Pacific Islander likely forced to move in her lifetime and a Scandinavian …

Albatross Island: the remote outcrop where conservation counts – in pictures

Off the coast of Tasmania, Australia, lies a small island on which 10,000 rare shy albatross live. Their declining population is a concern for conservationists including Dr Rachael Alderman, who has spent the past week on the island monitoring the birds. Photographer Matthew Newton has visted the …

ANZ 'will not finance' dirty coal plants and pledges $10bn for clean energy

Bank rules out funding ‘conventional coal-fired power plants’ that do not use proven technologies to significantly reduce emissions<p>ANZ bank has pledged not to finance traditional coalmining projects and to provide at least $10bn in funding for renewable energy, reforestation and energy …

Renewable Energy

Photo of a Hermit Crab Illustrates the Sad Reality of How Our Plastic Pollution Impacts Animals

It has been said that a picture paints a thousand words. As Green Monsters, we seek to articulate our passion for animals, the environment, and the …

Climate models are even more accurate than you thought | Dana Nuccitelli

The difference between modeled and observed global surface temperature changes is 38% smaller than previously thought<p>Global climate models aren’t given nearly enough credit for their accurate global temperature change projections. As the 2014 IPCC report showed, observed global surface temperature …

Climate Change

Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters as numbers rebound

Humpback whale populations have rebounded to up to 90% of pre-whaling numbers in Australian waters, and should no longer be officially considered a threatened species, new research has found.<p>The review of scientific research found humpback numbers off the west coast of Australia had increased at a …

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Liberal MP Sarah Henderson puts pressure on Government to reverse directive on wind, solar investment

The Federal Government is facing internal pressure to reverse its push to stop the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in wind …

Climate: the elephant in the room for developing northern Australia

The recently released white paper on developing northern Australia ignores an elephant in the room: climate change. While the paper sees a bright …

The World Today - Townsville scientists develop world-first dengue fever trial 04/06/2015

ELEANOR HALL: Scientists in Townsville say they have promising results from their bold trial designed to eradicate the deadly mosquito-borne disease, …

Climate Change Authority recommends Australia makes aggressive cuts to emissions beyond 2020

The Climate Change Authority (CCA) has recommended aggressive cuts in emissions beyond 2020 to ensure Australia does its fair share to combat climate …

Mermaids make a splash in north Queensland - ABC North Qld - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Cora and her sister Cirra had some western visitors this weekend; Mermaid Amelia and Mermaid Jessica Pearl swum all the way from Perth to see the …

Why the rich and powerful can't stand public broadcasters

The war on public broadcasters by corporate media is currently enjoying a resurgence.<p>Britain’s Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre has long loathed the BBC, accusing it of supporting “cultural marxism”. In a 2007 lecture, he said the organisation attempted to undermine “the values of conservatism, with a …