bushfires

No-One Likes a Blackout, But Keeping the Lights On is About to Get Expensive

No-One Likes a Blackout, But Keeping the Lights On is About to Get Expensive

A new official report shows blackouts in eastern Australia’s grid this summer are unlikely. While that’s welcome news, it casts doubt on the wisdom of a recent government decision to tighten electricity reliability standards – a decision that will cost consumers. The report from the Australian Energy Market Operator, published…

Australia’s Horniest Marsupial Is AWOL

Australia’s Horniest Marsupial Is AWOL

The search for Australia’s horniest marsupial, the black-tailed dusky antechinus, has turned up empty, prompting concerns from wildlife experts that numbers have been severely impacted by the bushfires. The small marsupial hasn’t been spotted in two years, according to an ABC report, and while its energetic sexual antics could be…