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Connect with ABC News Did you know shark nets are not designed to keep sharks out of an area?...Plenty of eager photographers snap pictures of an impressive sky over Sydney as a thunderstorm rolls in. Senior politicians are bemused by Kevin Rudd's
Unlike Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra, Sydney was also spared fierce heatwaves which broke records for the other three cities. The Harbour City reported just six days above 30 degrees, three fewer than normal although daily maximums should still
Figures from Sky News meteorologist Tom Saunders show that Perth's summer was one of the driest on record. That was coupled with maximum temperatures which averaged 31.9C during summer, 2.5C above normal for the fifth highest on record. The average
National calls for debt relief as mounting toll of big dry ruins businesses and suicides rise among farmers. The impact of the drought seems likely to also open a potentially volatile debate on the future of agriculture in vulnerable areas. The
This has been short and sharp; it's caught a lot of people by surprise," Mr Barnes said. "The burning heat has just scorched everything off right back to the ground and then these hot winds have just blown it all away." His farm, with about 300 sheep
Horsley Park recorded its lowest January rainfall in 15 years. Photo: Kate Geraghty Sydney notched up its driest January in more than a decade this month, with most of the state left parched and facing little rainfall for the rest of summer.
Twenty-three shires covering 70 per cent of Queensland are now drought-declared, triggering a range of emergency relief assistance funding which has just been topped up with another $20 million...Mr McVeigh has made a flying visit to Charleville in
A spokesman for the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service says a dolphin was found in nets off Newport Beach by surf lifesavers on Thursday morning, but officials are still trying to determine why it died. "The animal has since been removed by Fisheries
Your home isn't nearly insulated enough , and neither is mine...Planned burns further from houses make much less difference ...And if you want to reduce arson , you'll be lobbying for greater social justice and equity. Mining can damage underground
The downside to warmer winters on the eastern seaboard in 2100 is the prospect of "anarchy" in our region prompted by the dislocation of 250 million people from the Asia-Pacific, climate refugees who will need to be resettled in part in Australia.