RedskyNews Category: Au – Politics & Science

Australia Moves to Protect Tuna

Australian has announced new measures to protect stocks of southern bluefin tuna, whose numbers are being threatened by the rising global popularity of sushi food. Environment Minister Tony Burke said the fish would be listed as “conservation-dependent”, meaning it would

NZ Hope Turns to Anger for Families

There have been outbursts of grief and anger as the families of the 29 men who perished in the New Zealand mine disaster ask why more was not done to save their loved ones. Anger in reaction to news of

NZ in Mourning after 2nd Mine Blast

Video Report: New Zealand’s prime minister John Key says the Pike River mine explosion is a national tragedy. Please follow and like us:

Third Qantas Jet Has Engine Trouble

Qantas’s 90th anniversary celebrations have been overshadowed, with CEO Alan Joyce dismissing last night’s mid-air engine fault on a Melbourne-bound Boeing 767 as a minor incident. The plane was only 15 minutes out of Perth when it developed a vibration

World’s Appetite Outpaces Harvests

In the volcanic valleys of central Mexico, on the Canadian prairie, across India’s northern plain, they sow and they reap the golden grain that has fed us since the distant dawn of farming. But along with the wheat these days

Qantas Decides to Fly to Jakarta

Qantas says it has made a careful assessment of weather conditions and will go ahead with today’s flight to Jakarta. The airline had been considering cancelling its service from Sydney due to the risk of ash clouds from the recent

Pilot & Crew From A380 Were On 747


The pilot and crew who lived through the first Qantas engine failure were on board when flames shot out of an engine on a second Qantas plane forcing it back to Singapore. Qantas has stressed that mid-air engine failures that

Passengers Describe Jet Drama

Video Report: A Sydney-bound Qantas Boeing 747 had to return to Singapore with engine troubles, adding to the airline’s woes. The engine failure took place just two days after another Qantas jet also blew an engine in the same airspace

Another Jet Fails over Indonesia

Another Qantas plane has had to return to Singapore after an engine failure. A Qantas spokeswoman has confirmed QF6 from Singapore to Sydney experienced a problem shortly after take-off at 9:17pm (local time). Please follow and like us:

Eyewitness Films Engine Blow Out

Video Report: UK passenger Matthew Hewitt filmed white vapour streaming from the wing a Qantas A-380 before it was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore. Please follow and like us: