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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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Water extraction is a key reason for the drying up of the Darling River

Water extraction is a key reason for the drying up of the Darling River

Poor water management and over-harvesting are the main reasons for the decline in flow and the poor health of the Darling River in Australia. Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have studied the impact of both climate change and water management on the Darling River over the past 40 years. The study showed that …

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Australia and Singapore agree to invest in green technologies

Australia and Singapore agree to invest in green technologies

Australia and Singapore have signed an agreement in the field of “green economy”. The countries plan to strengthen cooperation in the field of climate investments. According to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the agreement will help both countries move towards zero emissions, create jobs and growth opportunities in the green sectors of the economy. …

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Australians have rediscovered an extinct cockroach from Lord Howe Island

Biologists have discovered endemic cockroaches Panesthia lata on Lord Howe Island, which have not been seen here since the 1930s. It was assumed that these insects died out on the island due to the fault of introduced rats and mice and survived only on small islands off the coast. However, it turned out that the …

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