Month: November 2022

Australia: Severe floods threaten country's largest vineyards

Australia: Severe floods threaten country’s largest vineyards

The governor of South Australia has declared a “serious emergency” due to flooding that could inundate the region’s largest vineyards, according to the Australian news agency AAP. Last week, large-scale flooding occurred in Australia in New South Wales and along the rivers of Victoria. On Monday, South Australian Governor Peter Malinauskas officially declared the floods …

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Over 4.2 million lightning strikes recorded in Australia during storms

Over 4.2 million lightning strikes recorded in Australia during storms

Australia weathered severe storms over the weekend, with more than 4.2 million lightning strikes recorded across the country. The most severe storms hit Adelaide on Saturday afternoon in a devastating squall line before moving through South Australia and New South Wales to reach Sydney late Sunday morning. These storms caused significant damage to South Australia …

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A whale was spotted off the coast of Australia, which "adopted" a cub of another species

A whale was spotted off the coast of Australia, which “adopted” a cub of another species

Photographer Jess Woling captured an unusual pair – a southern right whale and a humpback calf. Researchers believe that an adult could have adopted a calf that lost its parents. Cathy Fanney, of the Australian Little White Whale Project, was surprised to see the footage. The woman has long studied the behavior of southern right …

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