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Transparent butterfly map highlights biodiversity hotspot in Andes mountains – sciencedaily

With over a million known species, insects are by far the most diverse group of organisms on Earth, with conservative estimates indicating that there are millions more to be discovered. But extinction due to human pressures could outstrip the pace of discoveries, with species disappearing before researchers even knew they existed. To conserve these species, […]

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Grundy supports Magpies position on De Goey | Blue Mountain Gazette

Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy has lent his support to the AFL club’s decision to wait until Jordan De Goey’s trial in New York “unfolds” before letting him return to the fold. The Magpies are still eyeing De Goey’s future as the star forward midfielder prepares for another court date next month. De Goey, who was […]

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Grundy supports Magpies’ position on De Goey | Blue Mountain Gazette

Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy has lent his support to the AFL club’s decision to wait until Jordan De Goey’s New York trial “unfolds” before letting him return to the fold. The Magpies are still eyeing De Goey’s future as the star forward midfielder prepares for another court date next month. De Goey, who has been […]

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Jab only partially effective on Omicron: study | Blue Mountain Gazette

The Omicron variant may partially escape the protection of two doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, according to the research director of a laboratory in South Africa. Alex Sigal, a professor at the Africa Health Research Institute, said on Twitter that there was “a very large drop” in neutralization of the Omicron variant compared to an […]

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Estates reduce inequality: new report | Blue Mountain Gazette

For many, inheritances are a symbol of an ever-widening wealth gap that sees the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, but new research shows they may actually reduce inequality. The amount of wealth transferred through inheritances and gifts to Australia has more than doubled since 2002, with a change of hands of $ […]

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Probably sixth Omicron case found in NSW | Blue Mountain Gazette

NSW Health has detected a sixth probable case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, as the Prime Minister urges the public not to panic. Initial testing has strongly indicated that another overseas traveler – who recently returned from Africa to Sydney – has the worrying new variant, NSW Health said. The man in his 40s, who […]

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Glenbrook Home Promises Luxury and Sophisticated Lifestyle | Blue Mountain Gazette

news, property, for sale, real estate, blue mountains, glenbrook, mcgrath low blue mountains 5 BED | 3 BATH | 3 CAR Impeccably designed and impeccably appointed, this architecturally designed luxury residence promises a sophisticated lifestyle in an ideal location. On the lower level and encompassed in the center of this home is the Silestone kitchen […]

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Rocky Mountains, AB Folk-Roots & Appalachian-Country Swing Band OVER THE MOON releases “Lonesome Bluebird”

Straight from their ranch nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Alberta folk-roots and swing duo Over The Moon deliver their signature sound as a new single, “Lonesome Bluebird”, available now through Borealis Records. . “This song is basically about a beautiful young woman who leaves the fear of failure or the feeling that […]

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Climate change causes an 800% increase in bushfire activity in the country: CSIRO | Blue Mountain Gazette

Climate change has led to the bushfire boom in Australia over the past three decades, which has seen forest area burned annually increase by 800%, according to a new CSIRO study. The research is the first of its kind, combining analysis of past forest fire sites with eight factors of fire activity, including climate, fuel […]

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CSIRO warns of more years of ‘mega fire’ | Blue Mountain Gazette

Climate change is fueling the risk of more “mega years of fire” in Australia and the country faces a longer fire season that extends into autumn and winter, according to a new study from CSIRO. Scientists have published a historical analysis of fire activity in 324,000 km2 of forest, mostly along Australia’s heavily populated east […]