RedskyNews Category: Australasia

Rain halts drought charity fund raiser

A BRISBANE charity motorcycle ride raising money for drought relief has been cancelled this weekend, ironically because of the rain. 44mm fell on Friday night around the Oakey region, west of Toowoomba, where the Ride Against Drought was due to

Tropics face massive rise in heatwave deaths

Unless tropical countries adapt to warmer temperatures caused by climate change, they are bound to see more heatwave-related deaths, with Brazil, Colombia and the Philippines predicted to have close to 2,000 per cent increase in excess mortality by mid-century, says

Drought could cut New South Wales winter crop by almost half report warns

Crippling drought conditions in eastern Australia are expected to wipe millions of tonnes off winter crop production this year and rainfall forecasts suggest “limited” prospects for summer crops, a new report has warned. On Tuesday a report from the federal

Mega-Tsunami Wave Will Wipe Out New York and Miami at ANY TIME:

A DEVASTATING 150-foot tsunami could strike the east coast of America at any moment, a top scientist has warned. New York, Boston and Miami could all be struck by the monster wave, while Central and South American tourist hotspots like

Mega Tsunami Due At Any Moment

The massive killer tidal wave would be created by a huge slab of rock – twice the size of the Isle of Man – smashing into the Atlantic Ocean after breaking away from the island of La Palma. The monster

South Australia And Victoria Hit By Floods

DAZED and confused, this soggy koala had just been rescued from the middle of the road. While the worst seems to be over for flood-hit South Australia, yesterday saw the state battered by heavy rain and wild weather — and

9.2 Earthquake And Tsunami Drill In India. 40,000 Evacuated

A massive earthquake of 9.2 magnitude was simulated on Wednesday morning in Indonesia, as part of a two-day tsunami drill. Other than Indonesia, 23 countries are participating in this drill, including India. An earthquake this big can jolt cities in

Oceans Hit Their Limits To Cope With Rising Temperatures

Severe weather conditions like hurricanes in oceans is a signal that they have hit their limits to deal with the heft of climate change, states a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Director General of

Updated New Zealand Earthquake: Small Surges Recorded As Tsunami Warning Is Upgraded

The central North Island was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake early this morning, located 130km north-east of Te Araroa. A Tsunami warning was issued which has now been upgraded as small surges have been recorded. 8.30am: Civil Defence has

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.1 Earthquake Hits Off New Zealand

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has struck off the coast of New Zealand, the U.S. Geological Survey said. New Zealand’s Civil Defence have advised residents that there is a tsunami warning. The quake hit 105 miles (169 km) northeast

6.7 Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea – No Tsunami

A magnitude-6.7 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, officials say, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning has been issued. The tremor was estimated at a depth of close to 500 kilometres some 900 kilometres north-east of the capital Port Moresby,

Climate Change Predicted To Halve Coffee Growing

Climate Change is going to halve the area suitable for coffee production and impact the livelihoods of more than 120 million of the world’s poorest people who rely on the coffee economy, according to a new report by the Climate

4.5 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands – No Tsunami

THERE was no immediate tsunami threat to the Solomon Islands following an undersea tremor on Monday afternoon. The underwater earthquake occurred around 12pm, near latitude 10.8 degrees South and Longitude 166.2 degrees East, at approximately 10 kilometers Southeast of Santa

Expert Predicts Worldwide Apocalyptic Earthquake

MASSIVE earthquakes are predicted to strike the Earth’s major fault lines at any moment, a leading expert has said. Sydney-based Dr Behzad Fatahi, who specialises in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, worryingly said not a single person in the world would

Australia Braces For Plague Of Locusts

Significant numbers of Australian plague locusts are expected to build up during spring in eastern and southern parts of Western Australia’s grain-belt. A survey from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) showed moderate density hatchings could occur in

Sea Shepherd Ramps Up Pressure on BP

Letting energy giant BP drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight is simply “not an option”, Sea Shepherd says, as it docks its conservation boat at Port Adelaide. Former Greens leader Bob Brown was among those on the Steve