Tag Archives: Australia

Sydney Dust Storm – Special Report

Video Report: A strange red dust cloud has blown in to Sydney Australia leaving the city looking like a Martian landscape.

Dust Storms, Earthquakes & Bushfires Hit Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is shrouded in an eerie blanket of dust on September 23, 2009. Sydney’s cars and buildings turned orange as strong winds blew desert dust across the city, snarling commuter and air transport and prompting a warning

Two earthquakes hit Melbourne Australia

TWO earthquakes have hit Melbourne’s south, but there are no reports of damage. The earthquakes were about 14 seconds apart and hit the Mornington Peninsula region at about 6.20pm (AEST), Geoscience Australia seismologist David Jepson said. They recorded magnitudes of

Wheat Crop in Australia Cut 25% by Drought

Drought in Australia’s New South Wales, usually the nation’s second-largest wheat grower, has cut the state harvest by at least 25 percent, the government said. “It is estimated that the dry weather has already cut the state’s wheat crop by

Doctors in climate change health warning

Failure to tackle climate change at a key UN conference in Copenhagen could be “catastrophic” for health, the heads of 18 doctors’ associations warned on Wednesday. In an exceptional joint appeal published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The

Australia overtakes US as biggest polluter

Australians have overtaken Americans as the world’s biggest individual producers of carbon dioxide, which is blamed for global warming, a risk consultancy says. British firm Maplecroft placed Australia’s per capita output at 20.58 tons a year, some four percent higher

Despair as drought cripples ‘Australia’s Mississippi’

Farmer Mazzareno Bisogni fights back tears as he stands among the remains of trees he planted 35 years ago, victims of a drought hitting “Australia’s Mississippi”. Bisogni’s orchard lies in the heart of the once-mighty Murray-Darling river system which irrigates

Wildfires break out across Australian State

A LARGE fire is burning in a southwest Queensland state forest as authorities warn of extreme fire conditions. A total fire ban has been placed on southern Queensland as communities brace themselves for two days of extreme fire conditions. Several

Global Warming knocks Australian Snowfalls down by 40%

AUSTRALIAN skiers may have to look overseas in search of suitable snowfalls, thanks to global warming. The average snow cover at Australia’s highest altitude snow course, Spencer’s Creek in the Snowy Mountains, has declined by 30 per cent to 40

UN Chief’s warning – the end of the world is nigh

We have just four months. Four months to secure the future of our planet.” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has such a low profile on the world stage that he’s referred to as “the invisible man”. Perhaps in an effort