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Dozens of riots and fires in a large prison in WA | Blue Mountains Gazette

A riot involving around 100 inmates at Western Australia’s largest prison is being investigated after some inmates climbed a roof and set fire to their cells. The riot at Acacia Prison in Wooroloo, on the outskirts of Perth, was brought under control on Sunday evening after nearly six hours of unrest. Two officers were treated […]

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Focus on Ukraine as host of published data | Blue Mountains Gazette

A host of business figures and a Reserve Bank of Australia board meeting are expected to be overshadowed by events in Ukraine this week. Australian stocks are set to gain a head start in the week after Wall Street saw something of a relief rally on Friday to wrap up a volatile week of trading […]

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Ski Santa Fe, NM, Feature: Real Mountains, Fresh Powder, and Unlimited Glades

Stunning backdrop. Credit: Resort Report from Thursday, February 24, 2022 New Mexico has mountains. Big mountains. Ski Sante Fe’s base area is at 10,350 feet, the highest in New Mexico and the ten highest in North America. The peak is at 12,075 feet, in the top ten in North America. And the view from up […]

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Companies face mountains of debt, staffing problems and soaring inflation

Planning ahead and following a conservative budget is key to the survival of many businesses, attendees at a session of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce heard Thursday. “We’ve just gone through two years of some of the toughest days in many generations,” chamber president Loren Remillard said in a pre-meeting interview. The province’s public health […]

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Global protests against the invasion of Ukraine | Blue Mountains Gazette

Protesters took to public squares and outside Russian embassies in cities from Tokyo to Tel Aviv and New York to denounce the invasion of Ukraine, while more than a thousand who tried to do the same in Russia were arrested. The first known protest took place outside the Russian embassy in Washington around 1 a.m. […]

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Stricter rules for digital giants: ACCC | Blue Mountains Gazette

Australian consumers need more protection from powerful digital giants and unfair trade, the head of the consumer watchdog has said. ACCC Chairman Rod Sims – in his final address to the National Press Club before stepping down from office – outlined key issues and challenges in sectors such as energy, aviation, digital services and financial. […]

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Tonga’s Internet Restored 5 Weeks After Massive Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami

Satellite images show volcano erupting near Tonga An undersea volcano has erupted near the peaceful nation of Tonga, sending large tsunami waves crashing onto the shore and people rushing for higher ground. (Credit: RAMMB/ACEI via Storyful) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Tonga’s main internet connection to the rest of the world has finally been restored […]

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Etna roars again, sending towering volcanic ash cloud – CBS17.com

ROME (AP) — Mount Etna has returned to spectacular action after a few months of relative calm, sending a cloud of volcanic ash 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) high over eastern Sicily. The lava flow from Mount Etna, one of Europe’s most active volcanoes, was centered around the crater on the mountain’s southeastern slope, Italy’s National […]

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Tech mogul ‘remains optimistic’ on AGL offer | Blue Mountains Gazette

AGL Energy has rejected the first salvo of a multi-billion dollar takeover by a consortium led by tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes to accelerate Australia’s exit from coal power. AGL’s energy assets are vital to the functioning of the national electricity market, as well as being the dirtiest power stations in Australia. The consortium said on […]

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Stopping of NSW rail “concerted attack”: government | Blue Mountains Gazette

New South Wales premier accuses union and Labor of causing ‘massive disruption’ to state rail network after all services were canceled leaving thousands of commuters stranded morning rush hour. The closure of Sydney’s rail network on Monday, ordered by state government transport authorities just after midnight, has left rail commuters blind who have been left […]

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Rainbows over computer generated mountains

The iconic album cover of “Kid A”, designed by the mercurial Stanley Donwood Credits: Radiohead Public Library In true Radiohead fashion, this album offered a soundscape that was as inhospitable as it was unexpected. The recording process, led by Jonny Greenwood, used synthesizers, keyboards, drum machines and stompboxes to produce unconventional sounds in […]

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NSW reports 9,243 cases as restrictions ease | Blue Mountains Gazette

NSW has reported 9,243 new cases and 15 deaths as a number of restrictions are eased. Hospitalizations fell again to 1,381 and while ICU admissions remained stable, with 92 people in intensive care. Some 46.1% of children of primary school age received their first dose of vaccine, while 78.9% of children aged 12-15 received two […]

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Navy vessel hit by volcanic ash from Tonga | Blue Mountains Gazette

The problems that caused an Australian navy vessel to lose power twice while delivering aid to Tonga may have been caused by volcanic ash, defense officials have revealed. HMAS Adelaide suffered a total blackout on January 29 while anchored in Tonga after delivering 88 tonnes of aid. Back-up power was restored within hours, but a […]

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Climate change drives up temperatures NSW | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change has pushed temperatures in New South Wales 1.1C above the last century, but greenhouse gas emissions are falling. The latest State of the Environment report released by the NSW Environment Protection Authority on Thursday found that greenhouse gas emissions had fallen by 17% from 2005. The report also revealed that the share of […]

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Tonga’s underwater volcanic eruption triggered nearly 590,000 lightning strikes

The massive underwater volcano off Tonga last month not only sent record-breaking ash plumes into the air, but also led to one of the largest volcanic flashes ever seen. According to GLD360, the global ground-based lightning detection network owned and operated by Vaisala, the eruption triggered nearly 590,000 lightning strikes which were “unprecedented”. The lightning […]

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Endless downpours, steady plowing leaves mountains of roadside snow

A woman who lost the use of her van and fell five levels on MPI’s driver safety scale after a crash she blames on the city’s failure to clear snow banks obscuring the vision says nothing has changed in the two winters since. “The snow banks were high two years ago and they’re higher now,” […]

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Maintaining an Open Dialogue is Key as Korowal Teachers Learn New Skills | Blue Mountains Gazette

We place the student’s voice at the center of their social network It is rare to be able to dedicate a block of time for all staff to meet in a school, especially when unpredictable events force last minute changes. Nonetheless, Korowal School set aside five days earlier this year for all-staff training, and believes […]

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Photos of volcanic storm on Etna look like something out of Lord of the Rings

Volcanic lightning strikes Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, during an eruption on Friday, February 11, 2022. Photo: Emilio Messina (PA) A powerful eruption last week from Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy created a volcanic storm so powerful it lit up the sky with a dramatic flash. The eruption began late last Thursday and threw volcanic […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii is the highest rated in the world

Posted in Hawaii Nature February 14, 2022 by Megan McDonald The Hawaiian Islands are full of breathtaking vistas left and right. But Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii is guaranteed to take your breath away! Powerful, colorful and filled with unique and fun information and exploration, this national park was […]

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“Humiliated, degraded” homosexual soldier in the ADF | Blue Mountains Gazette

A former Australian soldier was ‘humiliated and degraded’ by servicemen during questioning about her sexuality in the 1980s, a royal commission into defense and veteran suicide has said. The royal commission’s public hearings in Sydney this week are collecting testimonies from members of the ADF community who have had suicidal thoughts and family members of […]

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Giant sponge gardens spotted on extinct volcanoes in the Arctic Ocean

Scientists have been mystified by how the gardens of massive sponges at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean thrive in the cold, dark environment that is otherwise hostile to life. In the permanently frozen Arctic Ocean, there is little light and therefore low productivity of algae plants, which form the basis of the ocean food […]

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US set to release $3.5 billion for Afghan aid | Blue Mountains Gazette

The administration of US President Joe Biden is seeking to release half of the Afghan central bank’s US$7 billion (A$9.8 billion) frozen assets on US soil to help the Afghan people while restraining the remains to possibly satisfy terrorism-related lawsuits against the Taliban, White House says. Biden signed an executive order declaring a national emergency […]

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Experts Discover Pink Pumice as Evidence of the Immense Power of Underwater Volcanoes

Researchers have found that underwater eruptions are far more powerful than originally thought and can blast volcanic rocks through the air at “supersonic speeds” in just seconds. Last month, the Hunga Tonga Hunga Haapai volcano made global headlines, but underwater eruptions were still vastly underestimated. Pink pumice as evidence of a larger eruption? According to […]

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Homeowners Built Great Buffers: RBA | Blue Mountains Gazette

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe has tried to allay concerns among Australian borrowers over the prospect of an interest rate hike, saying it will come at a time when wages and l jobs are stronger. He also told federal politicians that after two years of savings thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an additional […]

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Rise in COVID infections in Hong Kong | Blue Mountains Gazette

Hong Kong has reported 986 new coronavirus infections as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak that medical experts say could see 28,000 daily cases by the end of March, with unvaccinated older people of particular concern. The 10-fold rise in cases since Feb. 1 is proving to be the biggest test for the global financial […]

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Eight New Family-Friendly Luxury Treehouse Rentals Coming to the Smoky Mountains

Treehouse Grove adds eight new luxury homes, in collaboration with Pete Nelson of “The Treehouse Master,” so more families can enjoy the unique and relaxing experience of being surrounded by nature while enjoying modern conveniences, according to a release Press. Ranging in size from two to four bedrooms, each of the new treehouses will have […]

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Massive sponge gardens discovered on tops of extinct underwater volcanoes deep in the Arctic

The dense sponge soils discovered on the seamount structure north of Langseth Ridge represent a surprisingly rich ecosystem, demonstrating the ability of sponges and associated microorganisms to exploit a variety of refractory food sources, including fossil seepage detritus. Credit: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / PS101 AWI OFOS System Sponges grow in large numbers and impressive size on the […]

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Katoomba’s southern charmer offers plenty of character | Blue Mountains Gazette

news, latest news, real estate, for sale, blue mountains, katoomba, blue agent 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATH | 0 CAR Experience the old world charm of this circa 1910 brick and plank character cottage that offers elegance and curb appeal, while retaining its rustic nature. The dominant elevated position offers spectacular views across the valley […]

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Most Teens See Harmful Content Online | Blue Mountains Gazette

Six in ten teens have seen harmful content online – but most parents don’t know what graphic content their children are exposed to on their screens, including drug use, suicide and violent sexual material. On Safer Internet Day, Australia’s Electronic Safety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, released research exploring online risks for children, which identified significant […]

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Rising magma under watch in Oregon’s volcanic region

Geologist: “Things are coming back to life now” PORTLAND, OR (KOIN) – The Pacific Northwest is well known for its breathtaking peaks and many peaks, but do the mountains move? In one USGS Hazard Notification Monday statement, Cascades Volcano Observatory announced that their scientists had tracked an increase in the rate of ground uplift in […]

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Shockwaves from Tonga’s volcanic eruption reverberate around the world

Weathernews Inc. has confirmed high-density observational data of sudden atmospheric pressure changes, believed to be due to the large-scale volcanic eruption near the Tonga archipelago, by its proprietary Soratena weather sensors. which are installed in approximately 3,000 locations across Japan. It freely shares atmospheric pressure observational data for the elucidation of relevant mechanisms by researchers […]

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Turtle U-turn days before Tonga volcanic eruption captured by satellite imagery

A turtle released after nearly three years of rehabilitation has had another chance to escape – performing a giant U-turn just before January’s volcanic eruption in Tonga. Key points: Satellite tracking shows Tilly the turtle made a huge U-turn days before a volcanic eruption in Tonga She had recently been released from the Cairns Turtle […]

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More anti-vaccination protesters expected to arrive in Canberra | Blue Mountains Gazette

multimedia, photos and video, canberra protests, anti-vaccination protests, anti-vax movement, convoy to canberra, george christensen, craig kelly, uap, gerard rennick As Canberra enters a new week, anti-vaccine protesters demanding an end to COVID-19 mandates and the resignation of parliament have no intention of slowing down. As part of a renewed effort to legitimize their grievances […]

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Bathurst Swim Club competitors to compete at Mountains and Plains Summer Championships in Orange | western avocado

sports, local sports, Whether it’s winning a silver medal at the NSW Senior Age Championships or competing in the Mountains and Plains Summer Championship, it’s a change of scenery for Bathurst’s Caleb Cashman. The Bathurst Swim Club talent picked up a silver medal in the under-14 400-meter individual medley in January, his first-ever state age […]

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Taal volcano records 152 volcanic earthquakes, ‘short-lived’ phreatomagmatic explosion

FILE- Taal Volcano/GRIG C.MONTEGRANDE MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded 152 volcanic earthquakes and a brief phreatomagmatic explosion (water and magma interact to produce an eruption) at Taal Volcano during a 24 hour monitoring period. Phivolcs said Thursday the 152 quakes include 33 volcanic tremor events lasting one to […]

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Toxic Volcanic Lake Reveals How Life Could Have Been Possible on Ancient Mars :: WRAL.com

By Ashley Strickland, CNN CNN — Near the top of the Poás Volcano in Costa Rica is one of the most acidic lakes on Earth, bright blue and full of toxic metals. The harsh conditions of Laguna Caliente, where temperatures can fluctuate between 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) and 194 degrees Fahrenheit (90 degrees […]

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Tool Trophies for Mariners’ Farrell | Blue Mountains Gazette

With flowing blonde hair and a baggy game jersey that looks a few sizes too big, Jacob Farrell looks more like an extra from a 1970s surf movie than a no-frills left-back for the Central side A-League Men. Coast. But appearances are deceiving and the unflappable 19-year-old has been one of the Mariners’ stars this […]

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Explore Guatemala, the megadiverse country with 37 volcanoes

One of nineteen megadiverse countries in the world, Guatemala is so rich in natural wonders that even its currency – the Quetzal – is named after a tropical bird. With so much nature to discover, including 37 volcanoes, 5 lakes and 360 microclimates, the nation is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with a sense of adventure. […]

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Geologists are closely monitoring rising magma beneath the Three Sisters volcanic region

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Pacific Northwest is well known for its stunning peaks and many peaks, but do the mountains move? In one USGS Hazard Notification Monday statement, Cascades Volcano Observatory announced that their scientists had tracked an increase in the rate of ground uplift in the Three Sisters volcanic region. South Pacific eruption […]

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Rio Tinto report reveals harassment and racism | Blue Mountains Gazette

A report released by Rio Tinto describes a culture of bullying, harassment and racism at the global mining giant, including 21 complaints of actual or attempted rape or sexual assault over the past five years. Nearly half of all employees who responded to an external review of the minor’s workplace culture commissioned by Rio Tinto […]

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Eagles hope Darling, who is reluctant to vaccinate | Blue Mountains Gazette

West Coast coach Adam Simpson hasn’t given up on Jack Darling playing for the AFL club in 2022 but admits his hands are tied on the delicate matter. Darling’s future remains uncertain after the star striker failed to meet the AFL’s vaccination mandate last month. This means the 29-year-old is no longer able to train […]