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Storm-stricken Victorians hurt by delayed reconstruction | Blue Mountain Gazette

Residents of Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges have been hit by wilder weather, even as they struggle to recover from devastating storms five months ago. The Emerald SES handled 70 calls for help on Friday, while the eastern part of the state had more than 100,000 homes without electricity. But the region is still grappling with cleaning […]

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Red-Hot ‘Lava Bomb’ rolling down volcanic slope seems to come straight from hell

The 3-foot-wide lava bomb rolls down the slope of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Spain. GIF: Harri Geiger / Gizmodo Rocks rolling down mountains at high speed are a frightening sight, and even more frightening when they are still glowing with volcanic heat. Geochemist Harri Geiger from Albert-Ludwigs University in Germany is currently […]

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Barnaby and billionaire clash over climate | Blue Mountain Gazette

Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Australian tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes have clashed over the government’s net zero emissions plan. In an often tense exchange at the Daily Telegraph’s virtual bush summit, the tech boss has repeatedly asked the leader of the Nationals how the government is going to meet its emissions targets. The co-founder […]

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Relatives recount pain from fatal stab wounds | Blue Mountain Gazette

The grieving family of a murdered man in a high-rise public housing in downtown Sydney have shared with a judge their grief over losing such a kind and gentle soul. “We will never be able to understand or deal with the fact that his life has been taken from him in such a malicious and […]

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Baldwin gun fired a lead projectile: sheriff | Blue Mountain Gazette

American actor Alec Baldwin fired a vintage Colt pistol loaded with a lead bullet in the accidental fatal shooting last week of a cinematographer on the set of his movie Rust in New Mexico, according to authorities. Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza and District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies held a briefing six days after Baldwin […]

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Darwin killer accused protecting his ex-lover | Blue Mountain Gazette

In the days that followed a man in love who allegedly murdered four people in a drug-fueled rampage across Darwin, he expressed no remorse and remained unsure if he had killed his target. Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann also admitted that he may have killed innocent people as he tried to “punish” those he believed responsible for […]

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Magnificent views and a tranquil lifestyle in Leura | Blue Mountain Gazette

news, property, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, for sale, real estate, chapman real estate 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATH | 2 CAR This peaceful property is perfectly positioned to enjoy the Blue Mountains National Park and its extensive bush walks and magnificent views. The magnificent one-level wooden residence has a Colorbond roof and airy verandas […]

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More volcanoes found around Santorini, but they are inactive | archives, greece, history & science

ATHENS – After American and Greek researchers warned in early 2021 that Santorini, home to a now dormant volcano that erupted 3,666 years ago, could explode again, researchers have discovered other inactive volcanoes around the island. A seismic study of the seabed, using sound waves, revealed the discovery buried under volcanic eruption deposits to the […]

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USGS monitors four U.S. volcanoes showing signs of activity and unrest

The USGS continues to closely monitor volcanoes around the United States, with four now at Orange / Watch elevated due to noted activity on all four of them. The Great Sitkin, Pavlof, Semisopochnoi and Kilauea are the four volcanoes showing signs of trouble. With the exception of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, which remains yellow / advisory, […]

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A 24 km hike through thick forests, mountains and streams

Deep in the Sainj Valley in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, a polling station that can only be reached after a strenuous 24 km hike through a track that crosses high altitude valleys, streams fed by glaciers and thick forests rich in wildlife and biodiversity, is worthy of grabbing the national spotlight. The polling […]