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South Georgia’s Okefenokee swamp offers wild adventure [Video]

CHARLTON COUNTY, Ga. — You may have heard about the Okefenokee swamp in the news lately.

A company called Twin Pines wants to start mining on the edge of the swamp down on the Georgia-Florida border.

The wildlife refuge made news a few years back when it caught fire.

Today you can visit the swamp by going to Stephen C. Foster State Park, it’s one of the state’s wildest places in the southeast.

Mickey Garner takes in all the wildlife when he spends half a year as a camp host at Stephen C. Foster state park, which is located in the Okefenokee Swamp.

“We see deer turkeys, gators, and sometimes, a bear,” he said.

John Mark Shelnutt is a ranger at the park, but think of him as a preacher shouting out the beauty of the Okefenokee from his black watery pulpit.

“Everything fits in together and everything has its place and everything eats everything, but it all works out,” he said with a smile. “It’s …

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Museum highlights climate change with tilted paintings [Video]

STORY: Activists from the group Last Generation smeared the screen in front of Klimt's "Death and Life" at the Leopold Museum in Vienna and glued one of their hands to it in the November protest calling for an end to drilling for oil."We found this way to be absolutely the wrong one," the museum's artistic director, Hans-Peter Wipplinger, told Reuters on the opening day of its response: a small exhibition with the full title "A Few Degrees More (Will Turn the World into an Uncomfortable Place)".It involves hanging 15 works by artists including Klimt and fellow Austrian great Egon Schiele at an angle, with texts calling attention to the effect that global warming of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) from pre-industrial levels would have on the landscapes depicted in them.According to the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), emissions must be halved by the mid-2030s if the world is to have any chance of limiting the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels - a key target enshrined in the 2015 Paris Agreement."We wanted to initiate something productive, something communicative. That means conveying a message and not just in spectacular images (such as the protest) but by helping visitors learn about the situation and the various contexts of this global heating," Wipplinger said.The exhibition runs until June 26.

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IPCC scientists issue a "final warning" before global warming exceeds the point of no return | 7.30 [Video]

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just completed its latest cycle of scientific reporting on the impacts of climate change. The findings boil down to a simple message - act now or it will be too late.The report lands as the Albanese Government's key policy for cutting emissions is being negotiated in the Senate. Chief political correspondent Laura Tingle reports.Subscribe: ABC News provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad, including the latest coronavirus pandemic updates. It's news when you want it, from Australia's most trusted news organisation.For more from ABC News, click here: more ABC News content ad-free on ABC iview: deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: ABC News on Facebook: ABC News on Instagram: ABC News on Twitter: In most cases, our captions are auto-generated.#ABCNews #ABCNewsAustralia