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2010-12-30 15:20:15

System 98S is currently bringing rains and gusty winds to the northwestern coast of Western Australia, and NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite spotted areas of moderate to heavy rainfall in the system. NASA's TRMM satellite captured an image of System 98S' rainfall when it passed overhead in space on Dec. 30 at 1310 UTC (8:10 a.m. EST). TRMM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japanese space agency JAXA that can estimate rainfall in a tropical cyclone from its vantage...

2009-07-15 08:49:54

Leading medical researchers from Australia's George Institute for International Health are surprised by recent statements made by a Western Australian Member of Parliament, Hon. Carol Anne Martin MLA, who is calling for the removal of the alcohol restrictions in the Kimberley towns of Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing. The George Institute considers these statements a disappointing response to the positive community impacts of the alcohol restriction.The pioneering restriction on full-strength...

2008-09-07 12:00:15

By From news reports BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, suspended its West Australian iron ore operations after its second fatal accident in two weeks, halting output from mines that supply about 14 percent of annual global exports. "All our iron ore operations in Western Australia are suspended except for essential services," Samantha Evans, a spokeswoman for BHP, said Friday. Mining stopped Thursday night, and it is too early to say whether BHP will declare force majeure,...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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