Tag Archives: Queensland

Australia hit by Plague of Locusts

Video Report: An area of farmland the size of Spain could be destroyed by a swarm of locusts in western Australia. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia are all affected, with hundreds of farmers reporting that locust eggs

Wild Storm leaves 8000 Australian homes without power

A WILD storm in southeast Queensland on Friday afternoon has left more than 8,000 homes without power. The hardest hit area was the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture/Redcliffe area where some 5000 homes were affected. More than 100 lighting strikes were

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

Fires to follow floods as wild weather hits Australia

SYDNEY (AFP) – Eastern Australia braced for more fires and floods Friday as the south faced extreme heat and heavy rain threatened to swell floodwaters ravaging the north. A once-in-a-century heatwave was forecast to intensify over the weekend with high

Australian floods wash crocodiles into streets

Floods ravaging northern Australia have washed crocodiles onto the streets, where one was hit by a car, authorities said in a warning to residents Wednesday. More than 60 percent of the vast northeastern state of Queensland has been declared a

Dengue Fever Epidemic hits Australian tourist destinations

A dengue fever epidemic has taken hold in the popular tourist destination of Cairns in northern Queensland and authorities fear the deadly disease could spread south, further threatening the country’s already ailing tourism industry. Cases of the mosquito-borne disease, normally

Contamination fears over two-headed fish

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