Woodchip export proposal for southern Tasmania passes first hurdle

Woodchip export proposal for southern Tasmania passes first hurdle

Posted May 15, 2018 06:23:50 Photo: The proponent says the facility is about making forestry in the south sustainable. (ABC News: Emilie Gramenz) A controversial woodchip mill and export facility proposed for Dover in southern Tasmania has secured the State Government approval it needs to go ahead. The Department of …

Missing 11yo Jacinta Laverance has been found safe and well near her southern Sydney home

Missing 11yo Jacinta Laverance has been found safe and well near her southern Sydney home

Updated May 14, 2018 13:44:57 Police have located an 11-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Sydney’s south this morning. Jacinta Laverance was last seen by family members at her Sylvania Heights home on Sunday night, and was discovered missing this morning. Her parents alerted police at 7:25am …

Farmers adapt to dry conditions, with rainfall well below normal across southern Australia’s grain, sheep and cattle heartlands – ABC Rural

Farmers adapt to dry conditions, with rainfall well below normal across southern Australia’s grain, sheep and cattle heartlands – ABC Rural

For those with even the greenest of thumbs, keeping a backyard garden or front lawn alive when rain doesn’t fall is a struggle. So how do Australian farmers plan to keep the country fed? According to the Bureau of Meteorology, it was the eighth-driest April on record with rainfall across …

Hobart weather: Record rain, flash flooding inundate CBD and parts of southern Tasmania

Hobart weather: Record rain, flash flooding inundate CBD and parts of southern Tasmania

Updated May 11, 2018 12:40:45 Cars have floated down Hobart CBD streets and homes and businesses were evacuated as flash flooding hit the city following record rainfall overnight. Key points: Hobart hit by more than 100 millimetres of rain in a single day, doubling the previous record Flooding in city …

Cold mornings gripping southern Queensland this weekend as front moves north

Cold mornings gripping southern Queensland this weekend as front moves north

Updated May 12, 2018 08:34:46 Photo: It is set to get a lot cooler in Brisbane this weekend. (ABC News: Amanda Hoh) Related Story: Time to rug up — south-east Australia is about to get cold, wet and windy Related Story: Are you really cold? Tips to stay warm in …

Sandstorm paints midday sky with Mars-like glow in southern Iraq

Sandstorm paints midday sky with Mars-like glow in southern Iraq

Posted May 12, 2018 05:26:37 External Link: Video – red dust Related Story: 91 dead, 160 injured as rain and dust storms sweep through India Related Story: Strong winds, showers and dust storms lash SA A severe sandstorm struck al-Muthanna province in southern Iraq on Friday, engulfing the landscape in …

Monster 23.8m-wave is largest ever recorded in southern hemisphere

Monster 23.8m-wave is largest ever recorded in southern hemisphere

Updated May 11, 2018 17:48:35 Photo: The solar-powered buoy is moored near New Zealand’s Campbell Island. (MetOcean Solutions: Dean Whaanga) A wave-measuring buoy in the Southern Ocean has recorded a massive 23.8-metre wave, according to a New Zealand meteorology and oceanography consultancy. “This is a very exciting event and to …

Story Bridge water damage prompts two-day closure for repairs to southern approach

Story Bridge water damage prompts two-day closure for repairs to southern approach

Posted April 27, 2018 05:47:45 Photo: The bridge will close from Friday night until early on Monday morning. (ABC News: Patrick Williams) Brisbane’s Story Bridge will be closed to motorists from tonight and remain shut all weekend to enable crucial waterproofing work to be carried out, after water damage was …

Falling dog hits woman on the head, knocks her unconscious in freak accident in Southern China

Falling dog hits woman on the head, knocks her unconscious in freak accident in Southern China

Updated April 26, 2018 10:27:33 Video: CCTV shows dog falling onto woman, knocking her unconscious (ABC News) A dog falling from the roof of a two-storey building has struck a woman on the head, leaving her with a serious neck injury in Guangzhou City, Southern China. Two women were walking …

‘Youth crime wave’ terrorising residents in southern Adelaide, community forum hears

‘Youth crime wave’ terrorising residents in southern Adelaide, community forum hears

Posted April 17, 2018 09:07:46 Photo: Residents are concerned someone will be killed by rock throwing on the Southern Expressway. (Flickr: Michael Coghlan) A violent crime wave in Adelaide’s south, including cases of rock throwing and frequent assaults, is being fuelled by drugs and underage drinking, residents have told a …