Australia mining company sorry for losing radioactive device
A mining corporation on Sunday apologized for losing a highly radioactive capsule over a 1,400-kilometer stretch of Western Australia, as authorities combed parts of the road looking for the tiny but dangerous substance.
The capsule was part of a device believed to have fallen off a truck while being transported between a desert mine site and the city of Perth on Jan. 10.
Race on to save ancient Aboriginal tree carvings
Researchers are scouring Australia's desert outback to document ancient Aboriginal carvings on massive baobab trees, warning Wednesday that the recently discovered artwork could soon be lost forever.
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World’s largest plant is a vast seagrass meadow in Australia
Scientists have discovered the world's largest plant off the Australia coast _ a seagrass meadow that has grown by repeatedly cloning itself.
Genetic analysis has revealed that the underwater fields of waving green seagrass are a single organism covering 180 square kilometers through making copies of itself over 4,500 years.
Collapse in Australia
At the same time, the most populous New South Wales today records the highest number of deaths since the outburst of the pandemic.
In New South Wales, 49 people died in the last 24 hours, including one child, while in Victoria, 20 patients died from the effects of COVID-19, Reuters reports.
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Australian doctors warn of risks to hospitals once COVID-19 curbs ease
Australian doctors on Sept. 2 warned the country's hospitals are not ready to cope with the government's reopening plans, even with higher vaccination rates, as some states prepare to move from a virus suppression strategy to living with COVID-19.
An emergency meeting was held, the delta strain is spreading
Australian authorities have been forced to introduce a lockdown in Sydney due to the new epidemic wave and reintroduce restrictive measures in other parts of the country.
Reuters report states that 18 out of a total of 25 million Australians, or 70 percent of the population, are under some form of anti-epidemic restrictions in almost all parts of Australia.
New Zealand halts travel bubble with Australian state
New Zealand suspended quarantine-free travel with Australia's Victoria state over a new coronavirus cluster on May 25, the fourth time the trans-Tasman travel bubble has been disrupted since it opened last month.
Severe storm lashes vast expanse of west Australian coast
Tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power, buildings were battered and trees were uprooted as a vast stretch of the west Australian coast was whipped by a severe storm on May 25 for the second straight day.
Crown Casinos in Melbourne and Perth close after Government’s Lockdown Announcement
The whole world is struggling to cope with the outbreak of Covid-19 and Australia is no different as the confirmed cases of the virus reaches above 2000.
Koalas, wallabies endangered by Australia bushfires 'ecological disaster'
The Australian government committed A$50 million to an emergency wildlife recovery program on Jan. 13, calling the bushfires crisis engulfing the country "an ecological disaster" that threatens several species, including koalas and rock wallabies.