Environment

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Surfer dies at popular Australian beach

Surfer dies at popular Australian beach

FRIENDS desperately tried to save a man who was pulled unconscious from the water while surfing on the northern beaches in Sydney.

Man survives deadly stonefish sting

Man survives deadly stonefish sting

The 50-year-old's blood pressure hit a terrifying 198 over 116.

Tragic end to family’s relocation

Tragic end to family’s relocation

A YOUNG family was moving to Perth when they ran out of fuel and parked at the side of a road. Their lives were shattered by what happened next.

Mon 20 Aug 2018

VIDEO: Baby joey rescued from dead mother’s pouch

VIDEO: Baby joey rescued from dead mother’s pouch

A SOUTH Australian woman has rescued a tiny joey from his dead mother’s pouch by the side of the road in Adelaide’s south. WARNING: Distressing video.

Fire crews are protecting properties from fire

Fire crews are protecting properties from fire

WATCH and Act levels have been enacted for three "angry" fires across the Northern Rivers this afternoon.

More firefighters on scene as blaze burns out of control

More firefighters on scene as blaze burns out of control

UPDATE: Extra firefighters deployed to the area as fire threat to properties worsens

UPDATE: Fire conditions ease after 'huge response'

UPDATE: Fire conditions ease after 'huge response'

A 2000ha bushfire at Ellangowan is still being controlled, with residents asked to follow the advice of firefighters on the ground.

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Change saw bills rise up to $1400

Change saw bills rise up to $1400

LEE and Warren Mullaly were thrilled with their solar panels and cheap electricity bills but this changed almost overnight.

$1m: Councils given drought cash

$1m: Councils given drought cash

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull says drought-affected councils will each be given $1 million to spend in whatever way they believe is best to support their...

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Deadly floods ravage India

Deadly floods ravage India

INDIA has been hit by the worst floods in a century, killing hundreds and forcing 200,000 civilians into relief camps, with the tolls expected to rise.

Nude vegan blogger denies being a ‘fake’

Nude vegan blogger denies being a ‘fake’

FAMOUS for living nude in the jungle and surviving largely on bananas, Freelee the Banana Girl hits back at critics accusing her of faking off-grid lifestyle.

Asbestos scare spreads to primary school

Asbestos scare spreads to primary school

THE number of children with possible exposure to asbestos grows with contaminants detected in the grounds of a primary school.

Locals lose fight against Adani in Federal Court

Locals lose fight against Adani in Federal Court

THE Federal Court has ruled in favour of Indian mining giant Adani over a native title group seeking to block its Carmichael coal mine.

Turnbull backflips on emissions as Dutton challenge emerges

Turnbull backflips on emissions as Dutton challenge emerges

AMID rumours of a potential leadership challenge, it appears Malcolm Turnbull will drop the Paris target from his energy policy.

Another strong earthquake hits Indonesia

Another strong earthquake hits Indonesia

A 6.6 MAGNITUDE earthquake has struck the Flores Sea in Indonesia, just weeks after an earthquake in Lombok killed 460 people.

Fri 17 Aug 2018

VIDEO: Rare whale species encountered off Qld coast

VIDEO: Rare whale species encountered off Qld coast

WHALE-watchers were lucky to come alongside a pod of whales playing - but one thing made the situation even luckier.

Decision expected in Traditional Owners versus Adani case

Decision expected in Traditional Owners versus Adani case

A decision is expected to be handed down by Justice Reeves this afternoon in the Traditional Owners versus Adani case.

VIDEO: Scuba diver saves 2m shark from 'terrible death'

VIDEO: Scuba diver saves 2m shark from 'terrible death'

"I FOUGHT my fear... the shark was moving violently, but I was determined to save it.”

Bangalow adopts drought stricken town for the long haul

Bangalow adopts drought stricken town for the long haul

GET on board the convoy of hope heading West from Bangalow to support our rural cousins.

Thommo the koala is one of the lucky few

Thommo the koala is one of the lucky few

Of the 339 koalas that were admitted to the RSPCA hospital, only 110 were able to be released.

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