NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

A third consecutive La Nina settling on Australia’s east coast will almost certainly bring more rain to the dams already filled to the brim. More than half of regional NSW’s state-owned dams are at or above capacity, and authorities say they haven’t been this full since the 1990s. 100 percent not what it seems Reaching … Read more

NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

A third consecutive La Nina settling on Australia’s east coast will almost certainly bring more rain to the dams already filled to the brim. More than half of regional NSW’s state-owned dams are at or above capacity, and authorities say they haven’t been this full since the 1990s. 100 percent not what it seems Reaching … Read more

Pacific Islands brace for extended drought and more flooding as La Niña continues for third year in a row

Pacific Islands brace for extended drought and more flooding as La Niña continues for third year in a row

Amid concerns that the intensity and frequency of weather events in the Pacific islands are being exacerbated by climate change, the region is now expected to endure more floods and droughts, with La Niña entering a third year. Most important points: A third La Niña is expected to bring both heavy rainfall and prolonged drought … Read more

North Bay homeowners hope predicted rain will reduce fire risk

North Bay homeowners hope predicted rain will reduce fire risk

SANTA ROSA – A cold September rain is good news when it comes to fire hazards, of course, but how much, or for how long, can a relatively small storm like this help? Firefighters say that depends on what comes next. “We had the earthquake a few days ago,” said Pat Travis of Santa Rosa. … Read more

Recalling the Queen’s visits to the NT and how she brought hope to drought-stricken Central Australia

Recalling the Queen’s visits to the NT and how she brought hope to drought-stricken Central Australia

When the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, stepped onto the tarmac of Alice Springs airport in 1963, she looked around at what she had been told was Australia’s ‘dead heart’. But, as she said in a speech that brought hope to hundreds who had suffered the ravages of a decade-long drought, that … Read more

Cool, wet climate marks Great Southern as the next hot spot for WA .’s thriving truffle industry

Cool, wet climate marks Great Southern as the next hot spot for WA .’s thriving truffle industry

Beware, truffle growers in southwestern Western Australia – the south coast has been identified as the state’s next hub for the underground delicacy. Most important points: The Great Southern has been determined to have the “ideal” climate for growing truffles There is potential for industry to expand in southern parts of WA Climate change could … Read more

Extreme weather events could cost Canada $139 billion by 2050: report – National

Extreme weather events could cost Canada 9 billion by 2050: report – National

Floods, droughts and major storms that wash away highways, damage buildings and erode electrical grids could cost the Canadian economy $139 billion over the next 30 years, a new climate analysis predicts. The report, entitled ‘Aquanomics’, is published today by GHD, a global engineering and architecture firm. GHD’s Canadian water leader Don Holland said there … Read more