RedskyNews Category: Australasia

Activists Cause Stink With Whalers


Environmental activists threw paint and foul smelling acid at whaling ships in the Antarctic ocean in a fresh bid to halt the annual hunt, Japanese authorities said Thursday. The Institute of Cetacean Research, a quasi-public body that runs Japan’s whaling

High Mercury Levels In Antarctic


A team of French and Australian oceanographers have discovered the seabirds in the Southern Ocean have four times the mercury levels of aquatic birds elsewhere. The toxic element has come from both man-made and naturally occurring sources and while the

Iceberg Stops Centenary Plans

An iceberg nearly 100 kilometres (60 miles) long was Wednesday preventing tourist ships from reaching Antarctica to mark the centenary of an Australian explorer’s epic polar voyage. Douglas Mawson, among Antarctica’s earliest pioneers, led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition between 1911

Pilbara Hits Trough Record Heat


A town in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has been feeling the heat, sizzling through the second-hottest December day ever recorded in Australia. The mercury tipped 49.4 degrees Celsius in Roebourne yesterday. The record temperature in the town was also the

New Zealand Floods Worst In Years

A state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand’s Tasman district after the worst flooding there in decades. Communities along the coast and in the back country of Golden Bay and Nelson have received up to 420 millimetres of

7.3 Quake Hits Off PNG No Tsunami

A 7.3 magnitiude earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The US geological survey said the quake’s epicentre was 87 kilometres southwest of Lae Province at a depth of 115 kilometres. So far, there’ve been no reports

Island States Prepare To Drown

Video Report:A three-year study by Australia’s CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology suggests the Pacific’s small island states can expect rising sea levels, more heavy rainfall events, more very hot days and more cyclones. Please follow and like us:

Wellington Damaged By 4.2 Quake

There have been reports of minor damage after a short, sharp magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattled Wellington this morning. The quake, which struck at 10.16am, was centred 10 kilometres west of Porirua, north of Wellington, at a depth of 30km. Please

Big Quake Hits Off Papua New Quinea

A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries and no tsunami alert has been issued. The U.S. Geological Survey says the

Homes Lost In Aussie Bush Fire


..Hot, dry conditions and high winds Thursday hampered fire crews as they battled to control bushfires raging through parched Western Australia state, destroying around 30 homes. The first blaze erupted when a controlled burn-off in a national park near the