Strong wind and rain from Cyclone Debbie is seen effecting trees at Airlie Beach, located south of the northern Australian city of Townsville. AAP/Dan Peled/via REUTERS

Australia’s northeast hit by most powerful storm since 2011

Tropical Cyclone Debbie barrels down on northeast Australia, leaves more than 50,000 homes without power Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia’s northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and... Read more »
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World Water Day: Why we shouldn’t waste wastewater?

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them... Read more »
Bioluminescence at Rocky Cape, Tasmania. Picture taken Leanne Marshall.

Tasmania glows in the dark with bioluminescence

Bioluminescence at Tasmania’s Preservation Bay delights people Locals at Tasmania’s Preservation Bay had a delightful experiencing witnessing the bioluminescent algae, commonly called sea sparkle. The bright blue glow is caused by billions... Read more »
Storm Stella

Storm Stella brings blizzards and disruption to US northeast

Snow blanketed the streets, flights canceled, schools closed and traffic became jammed as Storm Stella hits US A powerful winter storm Stella has hit the north-eastern US, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and... Read more »
Before and after photos of coral reef bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Credit: Catlin Global Reef Record

2,500 scientists urge Australia to protect the Great Barrier Reef

More than 2,000 coral reef scientists have urged Australian government to protect the Great Barrier Reef and to stop endorsing the export of coal More than 2,500 marine scientists and policy experts... Read more »

35 per cent of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are dead, scientists say

This year is the third time in 18 years that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced mass bleaching due to global warming SYDNEY – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is undergoing the most... Read more »
Nicaragua's Momotombo Volcano erupts for first time in a Century

Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano erupts for first time in a century

Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano has erupted for the first time in more than a century, spewing bright red lava into the night sky accompanied by large quantities of ash. The authorities said the... Read more »
A walkable map of the world made from soil and stone by one man

Walk around the world at Verdenskortet in Denmark

A walkable map of the world made from soil and stone by one man Roaming around the world on foot may require commitment of good number of years of one’s life, along... Read more »
Large swells batter the coastline at Clovelly beach. Photo: Brett Costello

Weather disasters become more frequent, claiming 600,000 lives in 20 years

United States, China, India, Philippines, and Indonesia worst hit by natural disasters Weather-related disasters have become more frequent over the last 20 years, claiming more than 600,000 lives, a new UN report... Read more »
Richard Green’s EC135 VH-GKK

Australian Photographer Richard Green killed in helicopter crash

SYDNEY – Renowned Australian landscape and nature photographer Richard Green was killed hen Green’s Airbus Helicopters EC135, VH-GKK,  crashed in mountainous terrain His wife Carolyn and friend John Davis were also killed while the trio... Read more »
A view of the Gasherbrum IV massif. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI

Polish Photographer reveals Karakoram’s most spectacular side with drone

Photographer took pictures of Pakistani glacier using a drone after three-week adventurous hike through the Himalayas The photos taken in the cold, high Himalyas usually show colossal snow-covered vast lands and mountains.... Read more »
Christmas tree in Australia's Golden Outback

Australians plant 1.2 million trees on National Tree Day

More than 1.2 million trees were planted across Australia on Sunday during National Tree Day. This year’s tally brings the total number to over 22 million trees planted by more than 3.5... Read more »

Shark kills man while diving with daughter off Tasmania coast

HOBART, (Australia) — A woman watched her father being mauled to death by a large shark on Saturday while the two were diving off the Australian island state of Tasmania, police said.... Read more »
World’s best Kindergarten is in Japan

World’s best Kindergarten is in Japan

Japan’s Fuji Kindergarten may well be world’s finest teaching space By Thu-Huong Ha At Fuji Kindergarten outside Tokyo, kids make the most of a magical environment designed just for them. The roof of... Read more »
The tree-mapping project was intended to allow citizens to report problems with trees in their neighbourhood Photo: Alamy

Residents of Melbourne send thousands of love letters to city’s trees

The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favourite trees. “My dearest Ulmus,” the message began. “As I... Read more »
Trees

Benefits of Trees – Closer you live to trees, the better off you are

By James Hamblin John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman stomped through the Midwestern winter snow with bare feet. His cloak was a lightly modified coffee sack with holes for his head and arms that—all... Read more »

Five key trends that will define the future of Australia

Australia, as it emerges from the global financial crisis and the resources boom, is entering a new chapter in its economic history buffeted by five mega-trends. These trends, according to a banking... Read more »
Director of Western Sydney Parklands Suellen Fitzgerald.

New Western Sydney Parklands business hub to protect nature and provide jobs

The new business hub will help to protect the 5820-hectare parklands by supporting the environmental improvements in the parklands. Construction could start as early as December 2016 and will create about 500 building jobs.... Read more »

El Niño is on its way to Australia, says Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau’s ENSO Tracker status has moved from ALERT to EL NINO, signalling the official declaration by the Bureau of Meteorology of El Niño 2015. Australia will be hit by a “substantial”... Read more »

Bizarre bat-winged dinosaur may reveal evolution of birds

Bizarre bat–winged dinosaur once soared over China Chinese scientists say they have discovered a new dinosaur species, with bat-like wings, that sheds light on how dinosaurs may have evolved into birds. Chinese... Read more »