RedskyNews Category: Au – Environment

Australia Wilts As Worst Heatwave Ever Hits

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Emergency services have gone to high alert in southeast Australia as the region’s worst heatwave in a century sent temperatures soaring and residents scurrying for cover. Authorities warned elderly, sick and infant residents of the states of Victoria and South

Australia’s Aborigines to suffer most from climate change

Australia’s outback Aborigines will be among the worst affected by climate change as soaring temperatures likely cause more disease and spur distress about the changing landscape, a new report shows. The expert report, published in the latest edition of the

Contamination fears over two-headed fish

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Toxic chemical contamination was the likely cause of fatal fish mutations in northern Australia in which thousands of bass larvae spawned with two heads, an expert said Wednesday. Matt Landos, an aquatic animal specialist and member of the Australian College

Massive 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near New Zealand’s remote and largely uninhabited Kermadec Islands early Tuesday, New Zealand’s GNS Science geological agency said. New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defense issued no tsunami warning following the quake, while the

Series of Earthquakes rock New Zealand

Aftershocks continue after todays earthquake centred near Kaikoura that was felt across much of the country. Kaikoura District Council Emergency Management Officer Mike Kennedy said there had been two aftershocks measuring 2.9 at 3.30pm and 4.6 at 3.50pm on the

Warmer Ocean Water Means Less Oxygen

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WASHINGTON – Low-oxygen zones where sea life is threatened or cannot survive are growing as the oceans are heated by global warming, researchers warn. Oxygen-depleted zones in the central and eastern equatorial Atlantic and equatorial Pacific oceans appear to have

New Zealand’s largest glacier will disappear: scientists

WELLINGTON (AFP) – New Zealand’s largest glacier is shrinking fast due to climate change and will eventually disappear altogether, scientists said Thursday. The 23-kilometre (14.3 mile) long glacier in the South Island’s Southern Alps is likely to shrink at a