Their vote is provocative. After being passed by the young party members, the plan has been added to the agenda at the state party’s annual conference, which starts Thursday. If it is debated and put to a vote, it could become National Party policy in the state. The Young Nationals’ push for an emissions plan is one way the issue of climate change is contributing to generational clashes in Australia, the United States and elsewhere.
The world is full of surprises, and as it turns out, most of them are spiders. Scientists discovered 50 new spider species during a research trip to Australia's Cape York Peninsula, including a new species of peacock spider, which dances as part of an elaborate courting ritual, and an ant-eating spider, which imitates its prey.