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Probably sixth Omicron case found in NSW | Blue Mountain Gazette

NSW Health has detected a sixth probable case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, as the Prime Minister urges the public not to panic. Initial testing has strongly indicated that another overseas traveler – who recently returned from Africa to Sydney – has the worrying new variant, NSW Health said. The man in his 40s, who […]

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Glenbrook Home Promises Luxury and Sophisticated Lifestyle | Blue Mountain Gazette

news, property, for sale, real estate, blue mountains, glenbrook, mcgrath low blue mountains 5 BED | 3 BATH | 3 CAR Impeccably designed and impeccably appointed, this architecturally designed luxury residence promises a sophisticated lifestyle in an ideal location. On the lower level and encompassed in the center of this home is the Silestone kitchen […]

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Mount Pinatubo placed on high eruption alert as ‘volcanic activity’ triggers ash warning | Sciences | New

The Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center has issued an alert for a “possible eruption” for the volcano in the Philippines. It follows images taken by the Japanese satellite HIMAWARI-8. Sharing the report on Twitter, extreme weather hunter James Reynolds said: “Tokyo VAAC has volcanic ash alert in Pinatubo.” To which meteorologist Kyle Noël replied: “Yes, […]

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Utah senator fights to protect payday loans

Students don’t just care about finals, but also how they will pay for the upcoming semester. Tuition for the winter semester is due on December 24, and students are rushing for cash just to pay it. Many parents advise against using payday loans, but a Utah senator is protecting them. Although it might come as […]

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How volcanic eruptions help feed the world

Solange Duhamel turned her back to the wind as it almost sideways lashed the Icelandic rocky landscape last April. She shielded her face from the hailstones, waiting for the storm to end. Yet Duhamel couldn’t help but gaze in wonder at the scene unfolding in front of her. A stream of glowing lava poured out […]

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Protesters block railroad to Qld coal mine | Blue Mountain Gazette

Campaigners secured railroad tracks and train cars in a bid to stop what they believed was the first shipment of coal from a controversial North Queensland mine. But Bravus Mining and Resources – formerly Adani Australia – says the Carmichael mine is still “on track” despite protests and has been hauling coal from the site […]

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Rocky Mountains, AB Folk-Roots & Appalachian-Country Swing Band OVER THE MOON releases “Lonesome Bluebird”

Straight from their ranch nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Alberta folk-roots and swing duo Over The Moon deliver their signature sound as a new single, “Lonesome Bluebird”, available now through Borealis Records. . “This song is basically about a beautiful young woman who leaves the fear of failure or the feeling that […]

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Climate change causes an 800% increase in bushfire activity in the country: CSIRO | Blue Mountain Gazette

Climate change has led to the bushfire boom in Australia over the past three decades, which has seen forest area burned annually increase by 800%, according to a new CSIRO study. The research is the first of its kind, combining analysis of past forest fire sites with eight factors of fire activity, including climate, fuel […]

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Could we really have a volcanic eruption in Australia?

Stretching across South East Australia is a “large” and young volcanic region that has the potential for future eruptions, according to a prominent volcanologist. Volcanoes Scientist and Assistant Associate Professor at Monash University, Heather Handley, reported a study, which claims a small amount of magma, or melt, is trapped under the Newer Volcanic Province. This […]

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Cork’s polished engineer tackles fatbergs and mountains of wet wipes

On Twitter, Simon Lyons – senior engineer at Cork City Council – is known as @ThePoliteEng, a handle which is the abbreviation of The Polite Engineer. And it sure is, unless you’re a little mountain of wet wipes or a colossal fatberg – those frozen masses of fats, oils, and greases (FOGs) that clog drains […]