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X-rays

The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that has a very short wave length. It has a wavelength longer than gamma rays, yet shorter than visible light. X-rays can penetrate various thicknesses of all solids, and when absorbed by a gas, can result in ionization.

Xenon

An inert gas that occurs at extremely low concentration in the atmosphere.

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Morrison skirts emissions question as Earth edges closer to 1.5 degrees

14:34 EST

While many countries used the American-led Earth Day summit to increase their targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – including US President Joe Biden, who pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison avoided making any new targets for Australia.

Flood-ravaged NSW holiday park residents struggle to rebuild a month later

21:07 EST

A month after severe flooding, residents of a northern New South Wales holiday park are struggling to rebuild and some desperately need help.

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