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2011-02-14 09:47:03

The more humanity acidifies and warms the world's oceans with carbon emissions, the harder we will have to work to save our coral reefs. That's the blunt message from a major new study by an international scientific team, which finds that ocean acidification and global warming will combine with local impacts like overfishing and nutrient runoff to weaken the world's coral reefs right when they are struggling to survive. Modeling by a team led by Dr Ken Anthony of the ARC Centre of Excellence...

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2011-02-10 11:45:52

New research reveals that weather-battered northern Australia could be in for more extreme weather events. Researchers studied coral cores that reveal a centuries-old climate record for the region, according to a recent Reuters report Corals can help scientists go back in time by revealing years that were unusually wet or dry.  The annual changes or variations in weather are recorded in growth rings that can be studied by drilling and extracting long cores. "The corals are providing...

2011-02-07 09:17:00

QUEENSLAND, Australia, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, emergency responders from IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) arrived in Cairns, Queensland to help wildlife carers still struggling from the recent floods when category five cyclone Yasi hit on Wednesday. IFAW immediately met with the local wildlife association and vets to develop a response plan for animals in the area who are suffering primarily from a loss of food sources and...

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2011-02-03 12:38:09

NASA's Aqua satellite captured visible and infrared imagery of powerful Cyclone Yasi as it was making landfall in Queensland. The center of the monster cyclone Yasi made landfall on Australia's northeastern coast early Thursday (Australia local time) bringing heavy rainfall, severe winds and storm surge.On Feb. 2 at 03:35 UTC/1:35 p.m. Australia local time, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Cyclone Yasi...

2011-02-03 07:17:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jason Mesnick and the Australia travel experts from Down Under Answers (http://www.duatravel.com) are asking Twitter users to share their "Aussie Love" and help support Queensland disaster relief efforts from tropical cyclone Yasi and recent extreme flooding. Participate in the Twitter discussion and show support by going to the Down Under Answers website (http://www.duatravel.com/donate) to donate...

2011-02-03 06:00:00

TSX-V Symbol: GOT VANCOUVER/>, Feb. 3/> /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Golden Touch Resources Corp. ("Golden Touch" or the "Company") (TSX-V Symbol: GOT) is pleased to announce that further to its news releases of November 8, 2010/> and December 30, 2010/>, it has received conditional acceptance from the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") to the definitive agreement with Jab Resources Limited ("JAB"), whereby Golden Touch/> will acquire, through schemes of arrangement under...

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2011-02-01 15:00:00

Several NASA satellites have been monitoring the growth of powerful and massive Cyclone Yasi and providing data on clouds, rainfall and intensity to forecasters as it nears Queensland, Australia. NASA data shows where the heaviest rainfall is occurring, frigid temperatures at the top of its thunderstorms and the size of Yasi's eye. Tropical cyclone Yasi became much more powerful and was upgraded to a dangerous category four tropical cyclone on the Saffir Simpson scale on February 1, 2011. A...

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2011-01-31 15:00:00

Tropical Storm Anthony made landfall in Queensland, Australia this past weekend, and now the residents are watching a larger, more powerful cyclone headed their way. NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of the large Tropical Cyclone Yasi late yesterday as it makes its way west through the Coral Sea toward Queensland. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Cyclone Yasi on Jan. 30 at 23:20 UTC...

2011-01-27 01:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant flooding occurred in many areas of Queensland during late December 2010 and early January 2011. Thousands of residents were affected. A disaster relief appeal, the 'Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal', was launched on 29 December 2010, by Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh. DSM recognizes the efforts of Queenslanders who pitched in to help their fellow citizens clean-up in the wake of the floods and help families in need, many of...

2011-01-25 00:02:23

Veterans of every U.S. hurricane and natural disaster since 1996, Cotton is uniquely suited to help stop further property damage in Queensland and begin the slow rebuilding process. Brisbane, Australia (PRWEB) January 24, 2011 Ongoing flooding has left much of the Australian state of Queensland in despair. The month-long flooding is the worst Australia has experienced in decades. With initial cost estimates in the billions, this is anticipated to be the costliest disaster in their history,...


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Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus
2014-05-19 11:54:09

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), known by many other names including the satanellus and the northern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range extends from southeast Queensland to the Pilbara region in Western Australia. It prefers to reside in open rocky ranges and eucalypt forest. The northern quoll is the smallest of all Australian quoll species, with females reaching an average body length between 9.8 and 12.2 inches with a weight of up to...

Dainty Green Tree Frog, Litoria gracilenta
2013-10-09 11:31:55

The Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta), known also as the Graceful Tree Frog, is a tree frog that is native to eastern Queensland, and north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It ranges from northern Cape York in Queensland to Gosford in New South Wales, with a small and most likely introduced population in Hornsby Heights in Sydney. It is the faunal emblem of the City of Brisbane. It is a slender and medium sized frog, reaching a length of 1.8 inches. It features a rich green...

Yellow-bellied Glider, Petaurus australis
2013-08-16 10:22:01

The yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) is a species of gliding possum that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Victoria to northern Queensland. It prefers a habitat within eucalypt forests, at elevations of up to 2,296 feet above sea level. This species holds two recognized subspecies, one of which is locally common and one that is rare to encounter. The yellow-bellied glider can reach an average body length of 11.8 inches, with an average tail length...

Whiptail Wallaby, Macropus parryi
2013-06-07 13:25:42

The whiptail wallaby or pretty-faced wallaby (Macropus parryi) is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Cooktown, Queensland to Grafton, New South Wales. This species is light in color, with grey to brown fur occurring on most of its body. The chest is typically black or white in color, and the face holds black stripes underlined by white stripes. This species receives its common name, the pretty-faced wallaby, from these...

Lemur-like Ringtail Possum
2013-04-30 14:16:43

The lemur-like ringtail possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides), also known as the brushy-tailed ringtail or the lemuroid ringtail possum, is the sole member of its genus. It is most closely related to the greater glider. Its range is small, encompassing the area between Cairns and Ingham in Queensland, Australia, with one small population occurring on Carbine Tableland. Its bushy tail helps distinguish it from other ringtail possums, and the lack of membrane under the arms and legs help distinguish...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'