Australia: Heat Continues


The link below is to an article reporting on the continuing heat of a summer that just won’t end.

For more visit:
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/a-summer-that-refuses-to-throw-in-the-towel-20130308-2fpyq.html

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Australia: NSW – Warrumbungle National Park


In the aftermath of a bushfire that has swept through four fifths of the Warrumbungle National Park, authorities must now determine just what is to be done in one of Australia’s premier national parks. That moment may not have yet arrived, given that the the bushfire continues to burn in the region and the threat has not yet been eliminated. When that time comes the true extent of devastation in the national park will seem overwhelming.

The extensive network of bushwalking trails, bridges and lookouts have been severely damaged and the visitor’s centre has been destroyed. Fears remain for wildlife in the park, particularly the Koala and Rock Wallaby populations.

For more visit:
http://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/reserve-burnt-to-a-cinder-20130119-2d000.html
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/bushfire-changes-warrumbungle-national-park-.htm
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/bushfire-damage-at-australias-largest-observatory.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-14/homes-destroyed-in-nsw-bushfire/4463136
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/01/18/05/00/firefighters-brace-for-nsw-outbreaks

Cameroon: Poaching Crisis Continues


The link below is to an article on the continuing elephant poaching crisis in the African country of Cameroon.

For more, visit:
http://www.traffic.org/home/2012/3/29/cameroon-elephant-poaching-crisis-spreads.html

Australia: NSW – Barrington Tops Region


The Hunt for Malcolm Naden Continues

The hunt continues for Australia’s most wanted man in the Barrington Tops region of New South Wales. For those travelling to the region, the latest information can be found below.

See also:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/malcolm-naden-armed-with-semi-automatic/story-e6frea8c-1226297446631

Australia: Climate Change a Major Threat to Kakadu National Park


If climate change continues and reaches the levels predicted there will ba a major impact on coastal areas of Australia. This will therefore mean major problems for Australia’s Kakadu National Park.

For more visit:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/kakadu-treasures-at-mercy-of-climate-change-floods/story-e6frg6nf-1226068252620

 

ANTARCTICA IN CLIMATE CHANGE CHAOS


News from the Antarctic suggests global warming may be accelerating, with the Wilkins Ice Shelf breaking free from the Antarctica. There are fears that as the ice shelf continues to break up and melt, sea levels may rise.

See further reports below: