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Currently in Melbourne — February 3rd, 2023

Currently in Melbourne — February 3rd, 2023
Cloudy, windy, and with a chance of rain today.

The weather, currently.

Cloudy today with a chance of rain and thunderstorms.

Last night’s low of 12˚C felt like 7˚C thanks to all that wind and rain so you’d be forgiven if you had to keep your socks on. Today will be cloudy with a top of 17˚C. There will be a medium chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. There might even be a thunderstorm. Winds will be northwesterly at 25 to 35 km/h, tending westerly in the middle of the day, before decreasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the evening. There’s a strong wind warning for Western Port, Gippsland Lakes, West Coast, Central and East Gippsland Coasts.

— Megan Herbert

What you need to know, currently.

The best way to save forests? Legally recognize Indigenous lands.
A new report says the key to saving Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is recognizing Indigenous territory.

Legally recognizing Indigenous lands leads to reduced deforestation and increased reforestation, according to reporting from Grist

A study conducted on Brazil’s Atlantic Forest showed that “rights-based policy for Indigenous lands can improve environmental outcomes.”

Under Brazils new president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the outlook for Indigenous communities gaining legal control of forests is looking hopeful.

Read the full Grist story here.

What you can do, currently.