Australia’s heatwaves to hit wildlife hard

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: IN EARLY JANUARY 2010 golfers in Hopetoun, WA ventured out from the cool of the clubhouse to tee off. The day was oppressively hot: 47° was predicted. Only the keenest golfers were having a hit. But rather than golf-balls on the fairway, the golfers found dead and dying birds scattered. The Department of Environment recorded the death of several hundred birds, including the devastating loss of 208 endangered Carnaby's black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris). At one site, this amounted to......

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