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‘Very dangerous’: Cyclone Veronica to bring 4m storm surge to northern WA

News
Mar
24

Residents in Western Australia’s far north are bracing for dangerous storm surges caused by Cyclone Veronica, while Northern Territory residents are slowly returning home as ex-cyclone Trevor circles back towards Queensland. Trevor crossed the mainland as a category 4 storm on Sunday morning.

The Rising Trend of Zero Waste Lifestyles

Inform, Pollution
Mar
23

A “zero-waste lifestyler” is someone who actively reduces their waste consumption, designing their life to avoid acquiring things that will end up as trash – especially disposable and non-recyclable products and packaging.

9 of the 10 Worst Global Risks are Linked to Water

Of the 1,000 most severe disasters that have occurred since 1990, water-related disasters accounted for 90 per cent. With extreme water and weather events increasing in both frequency and severity in the wake of climate change, floods and droughts are set to strike harder and more often in the years to come.

New tsunami evidence along one of Earth’s largest faults, the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust

Inform
Mar
21

Recent geological studies of a key section of the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska suggest Aleutian tsunamis may occur more frequently than previously understood.

Plastic pollution: can the ocean really be cleaned up?

Inform, Pollution
Mar
21

The idea of attempting to “clean up” the ocean is a quixotic one. Can these projects really make a difference? The answer is yes, but not as expected.

Giant sunfish washes up on Australian beach

News
Mar
20

A rare giant sunfish has washed ashore at the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia.

Cyclone Idai called worst humanitarian crisis in Mozambique

News
Mar
20

When Cyclone Idai, a devastating tropical storm, swept across southeastern Africa on Thursday, it killed at least 150 people, displaced hundreds of thousands and left Beira, a coastal city of a half-million people in central Mozambique, almost totally destroyed.

Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater

Stanford researchers have devised a way to generate hydrogen fuel using solar power, electrodes and seawater – Earth’s most abundant source – for chemical energy.

Why Cyclone Idai was so destructive

News
Mar
19

The storm that battered Mozambique and its neighbors in Africa followed a winding path.

Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.

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