Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Canadian firefighting planes iced in and unable to get to Australia (ABC)
  • $500,000 Reward Offered In Search For Missing NSW Man (Ten)
  • Thalanyji Native Title Registered body corporate placed under special administration (NIT)
  • Govt promises ‘immediate assistance’ for up to 19,000 farmers (Sky News)
  • Tourism industry takes $1b hit as Australians cancel their holidays (SMH)
  • Scheduled arrival of jumbo water-bombers to fight fires hits a snag (ABC)
  • Opinion

  • I’m struggling to breathe with all the bushfire smoke. Could I have undiagnosed asthma? (ABC)
  • A new life: being diagnosed with ADHD in my 40s has given me something quite magical | Jason Wilson (The Guardian)
  • Tales of wombat ‘heroes’ have gone viral. Unfortunately, they’re not entirely true (ABC)
  • Shift in climate language doesn’t erase insincerity (SMH)
  • It’s climate change, not ‘greens’ standing in the way of fuel reduction burns | John Thwaites (The Guardian)
  • After the lockouts, the palpable excitement of Sydney coming alive (SMH)
  • Business

  • Love him or loathe him, Donald Trump supercharged your retirement savings in 2019, analysts say (ABC)
  • Jeanswest collapses into administration putting nearly 1,000 jobs at risk (The Guardian)
  • Lyn Farley’s pacemaker shocked her up to 60 times in one night — and she survived (ABC)
  • Metcash urged to sell food arm as majors ramp up investment (SMH)
  • ASX reaches new highs as investors monitor US-China trade deal (Sky News)
  • Coles and Woolworths winners as the ASX 200 breaks another intra-day high (Sky News)
  • World

  • Scientists say a heatwave called ‘the blob’ killed nearly a million seabirds (ABC)
  • Phase one of US-China trade deal signed (ABC)
  • Live: US House votes to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate (France 24)
  • In Guatemala ‘being gay is a political issue’ (Deutsche Welle)
  • Israel creates seven ‘nature reserves’ in occupied West Bank (Al Jazeera English)
  • Putin uses state of nation speech to flag referendum on constitutional change (France 24)
  • Climate

  • 5 ways families can help tackle climate change (The Conversation)
  • Water woes to prompt early closing of 1,067MW Tolk coal plant in Texas (IEEFA)
  • South Australia’s biggest wind solar hybrid project gets financial green light (Renew Economy)
  • When it comes to growth versus green, the short-term view always prevails | Larry Elliott (The Guardian)
  • Tesla shares surge to more than $US500, becomes “existential threat” to carmakers (Renew Economy)
  • BlackRock, world’s largest investment manager, pulls out of thermal coal (Renew Economy)
  • Sport

  • Build-up to Man Utd v Wolves & Carlisle v Cardiff – in-play clips and radio (BBC Sport)
  • Stars romp home after swatting aside feeble Scorchers (Cricinfo)
  • Melbourne Victory’s decision to sack Kurz a mystery as much as it was obvious | Emma Kemp (The Guardian)
  • Six Nations: Johnny Sexton to captain Ireland as Andy Farrell’s reign begins (BBC Sport)
  • Trial run shows sure signs of awesome potential (SMH)
  • Christian, Harper to the fore as Renegades snap losing streak (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

  • All we owe to animals (Aeon)
  • What Did Franco’s Spain Do to Spanish Music? (Jstor)
  • Now Stores Must Tell You How They’re Tracking Your Every Move (Wired)
  • The Human Screenome Project will capture everything we do on our phones (MIT Tech Review)
  • Lady Tabouli review: a hilarious comedy about suffocating expectations (The Conversation)
  • The happy emotions are not necessarily what they appear (Aeon)

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