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Expect more erosion on the Gold Coast, pic: Simon Morris (Flickr CC)

Eastern Australia hit by extreme weather again

By Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:36PM UTC Comments Off Expect more erosion on the Gold Coast, pic: Simon Morris (Flickr CC)

Thousands of people along Australia’s New South Wales’ Mid North Coast were forced to abandon their homes due to severe flooding on Saturday. Two lives were lost and some 19,000 evacuated their homes as a result of the extreme weather in NSW. Around 1,000 homes in Sydney were still without power as of Monday morning....

Several Australian towns flooded, 3 people killed

By Mon, Jan 28, 2013 1:23PM UTC Comments Off

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Torrential rain over the weekend flooded several towns in eastern Australia, and three deaths were reported Monday. Downtown businesses in the Queensland state capital Brisbane were inundated while 1,200 properties were flooded by record-high waters in the city of Bundaberg 385 kilometers (240 miles) to the north. Helicopters were used to...

Just what is going on in New Zealand and Australia?

By Tue, Feb 22, 2011 10:56AM UTC 1 Comment Just what is going on in New Zealand and Australia?

It’s been a rough few months for Australia and New Zealand. Australia has been plagued by storms and flooding over the summer and New Zealand has endured repeat earthquakes and tremors since September including the horrific one today in Christchurch. In June 2010, New Zealand topped the Global Peace Index as the safest in the...