Showing posts with label Australia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Australia. Show all posts

Monday, April 30, 2018

Australian gov't commits 379 million USD to save iconic Great Barrier Reef

iconic Great Barrier Reef
The Australian government has allocated 500 million Australian dollars (379 million US dollars) to save the Great Barrier Reef from climate change, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced here on Sunday.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

47,3 degrés à certains endroits: Sydney vit son jour le plus chaud depuis 1939

Sydney vit son jour le plus chaud depuis 1939
La ville de Sydney connaît dimanche sa journée la plus chaude depuis 1939, avec des températures atteignant 47,3 degrés à certains endroits.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Sydney and Melbourne could face 50C days 'within decades'

Melbourne
Australia's two biggest cities could swelter through 50C days within a few decades, a study has found.
Sydney and Melbourne are likely to endure such summers even if global warming is contained to the Paris accord limit of a 2C rise above pre-industrial levels, scientists said.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

UNESCO omits Great Barrier Reef from 'danger' list, but has concerns

A UNESCO committee omitted Australia's Great Barrier Reef from its list of world heritage sites it considers to be in danger, a move the government welcomed but conservationists questioned.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Massive Spill Kept Secret: Australia Oil Regulator Hid Key Leak Data for Months

Australia’s governmental oil watchdog group knew for months about a previously uncontrolled underwater oil leak but kept the information hidden from the public until now.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Iran Cooperating with 3 Countries to Revive World's Largest Lake

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced that Tehran is cooperating with three countries to save the dying Lake Orumiyeh in Northwestern Iran.
"The foreign ministry has started joint plans with Japan, Italy and Australia in cooperation with the Headquarters to Revive Lake Orumiyeh," Araqchi said on Saturday.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Climate change will impact marine food chain

Climate change will cause the marine food web to become less efficient due to a decrease in the ability of animals to utilize their resources efficiently, according to a study published on Thursday by the University of Adelaide in Australia.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Damage to Great Barrier Reef Could Cost Australia Billions in Lost Tourism

Ongoing coral bleaching on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef could cost the region more than a million international and domestic tourists a year -- and up to 1 billion Australian dollars ($760 million) in lost revenue.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Japan fleet returns, hunt 333 whales

Japan's whaling fleet returned on Friday from its months-long Antarctic hunt in the name of scientific research with a take of more than 300 minke whales, a hunt that prompted complaints from Australia.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Australians Cling to Roofs as Floodwaters Swamp Towns

Flooding rivers swamped towns along Australia's east coast Friday forcing tens of thousands of people to be evacuated as fast-flowing waters cut roads and destroyed bridges after the remnants of a powerful cyclone swept through the region.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Tropical Cyclone Blanche hits northern Australia

Tropical Cyclone Blanche has developed to the north of Australia's Top End and is bringing flooding rains across Northern Territory into Western Australia.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

World's Oldest Fossils Unearthed

Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Intense heat grips eastern Australia

Eastern Australia is in the grip of an intense heatwave which has seen temperature records broken in many parts. Daytime highs have soared into the mid-40s Celsius in parts, leading to fire bans across the country's southeast.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Suspended search for MH370 can restart with new evidence: Australian gov't

The Australian government has not ruled out a future underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 so long as "credible new evidence" arises, Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Australia : shark nets killing protected species

Over 90 animals on protected species lists have been killed in Australia's New South Wales shark nets, according to a government report released Monday.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Japanese whalers have been caught with a dead minke whale in protected waters

A Japanese whaling ship has been caught with a dead minke whale on board while sailing through protected Australian waters, according to anti-whaling group, Sea Shepherd.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Australia Can Reach Paris Climate Goals Despite Emissions Rise in 2016

Despite the 0.8-percent increase in harmful greenhouse gas emissions in Australia this year, the nation will reach its Paris agreement emissions goal for 2030, a report by Australia's Department of the Environment and Energy said Thursday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Japanese tourist dies at Australia's Great Barrier Reef

An elderly Japanese woman has died while snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, in the fourth tourist death at the Australian attraction in a month.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Over 50 wildfires raze eastern Australia, threatening urban areas

More than 50 wildfires raged throughout the eastern Australian state of New South Wales on Monday, including one in Port Stephens that has already burned some 6,600 hectares and is now threatening urban areas.

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