Showing posts with label Tasmania. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tasmania. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Australia: Ocean temperatures up after extreme summer

Water temperatures in the Australian state of Tasmania have been up to four degrees Celsius hotter than average over the past three months, and scientists have blamed the region's on-going extreme weather on rampant climate change.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Shark nets fail to protect swimmers on Australian beaches - research

SHARK nets used at most Australian beaches to protect swimmers do nothing to reduce the chance of being attacked, a new research has revealed.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Australian bushfires gravest crisis to world heritage forests

Bushfires engulfing Australian Tasmania could have detrimental long-term effects on the state's unique world heritage forests, according to conservationists.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Australia's Tasmania, China agree to 'work together' on Antarctic expeditions

Australia's Tasmania will provide technical support for future Chinese Antarctic expeditions after delegates from the small Australian state reached an accord with Chinese officials on Thursday.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Australian beaches close following shark sightings

Four beaches on Australia's east coast were closed yesterday after numerous shark sightings, police said, as authorities patrolled waters off a southern island after a fatal attack on a diver a day earlier.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Record-breaking cold temperature expected to hit Australia

Australians are bracing for a sudden snap of freezing weather which is expected to result in record-breaking cold temperatures for most parts of the country.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Solar storms help treat S. Australia to rare Aurora view

Parts of southern Australia were spectacularly lit up by Aurora Australis on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, following increased solar flare activity from the sun.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The battle for Tasmania's wilderness

Could the government have the 2013 addition to the Tasmanian World Heritage Area revoked, asks John Pickrell.  
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AUSTRALIA’S WORLD HERITAGE areas are having a tough time. In 2013 it was revealed that the Great Barrier Reef had lost half its coral cover since the 1980s. Now, due to a series of port developments for coal and gas exports, it is hanging under the threat of ending up on the “List of World Heritage in Danger”, the precursor to World Heritage status being removed.

It would be embarrassing for this to happen in one of the world’s wealthiest nations, one that holds under its guardianship perhaps the most famous natural World Heritage Area (WHA) on the planet. 

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

'Catastrophic': Hundreds of wildfires rage in Australia amid record heat wave (VIDEO, PHOTOS RT)


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A heat wave that has already caused devastating fires on the Island state of Tasmania, with 100 people still missing, has now moved to mainland Australia and is reaping havoc in New South Wales, as the heat wave looks to smash records.
­In some areas temperatures have shot up by as much as 20C in three hours and combined with 50 mph winds have created disastrous fire conditions.

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