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Inevitable rise in COVID-19 cases: PM | Blue Mountains Gazette

The prime minister has defended his handling of the pandemic, saying rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths are “always going to happen”. Scott Morrison has acknowledged there have been 7,853 COVID-19 related deaths in Australia, 65 of them in the past 24 hours. “As the number of cases increased, and that’s what was always […]

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Finland and Sweden ‘optimistic’ on NATO bid | Blue Mountains Gazette

Finland and Sweden have expressed optimism that they can find common ground with Turkey despite its objections to NATO membership amid a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at easing their path to the EU. military alliance of 30 countries. Turkey surprised many NATO allies on Monday by saying it would not support Sweden and Finland […]

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Devastated landlord finds mountains of trash, unbearable stench and piles of poo in rented apartment from hell

A landlord has been devastated after seeing the state his flat was left in after tenants moved out. Lee Locking received the keys to his property after renting it out for half a decade to find every room filled with trash. Among the debris were bags upon bags of cans and bottles, old clothes, mountains […]

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‘There are other mountains to climb’: Air India CEO designate Campbell Wilson says in farewell note to Scoot colleagues

NEW DELHI: “…there are other mountains to climb…” This is how Campbell Wilson, Managing Director and CEO Designate of Air India, described his decision to leave Scoot and join AI. Wilson said this in a moving farewell letter to his colleagues in the budget arm of Singapore Airlines (SIA). “I am honored to have been […]

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Fire Ecology – Lassen Volcanic National Park (US National Park Service)

Many plants and trees are adapted to regenerate after a fire. From top to bottom: aspen, green-leaved Manzanita and a lodgepole pinecone. Effects of fire on plants Fire creates opportunities for plant growth by burning debris on the forest floor and releasing nutrients into the soil. Fire also opens up gaps in forests, creating more […]

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Volcanic alert level raised by the USGS; Cleveland could burst

Cleveland volcano shows signs of unrest. Image: Max Kaufman/Alaska Volcano Observatory/University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute A large, potentially dangerous volcano is yet to erupt, but scientists say the chances of eruptive activity at Cleveland Volcano have increased. USGS scientists monitoring it have raised the volcano’s alert level and aviation color code to ADVISORY/YELLOW due […]

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Tim Paine’s playing career appears to be over | Blue Mountains Gazette

Tim Paine’s playing career appears to be over with the former Australia captain having no new contract with Tasmania. Paine, who resigned as Test captain amid a sexting controversy ahead of last summer’s Ashes series, was not included in Tasmania’s list of contract players. After taking time off from cricket following his resignation as captain, […]

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NSW council investigated for cracked tower | Blue Mountains Gazette

A former Sydney council is under investigation into flaws in an apartment block as owners of units unable to live for nearly three years apply for extended housing assistance. Residents of the 132-unit Mascot Towers block, on Bourke Street in the southern suburb of Mascot, were evacuated in June 2019 after cracks were discovered in […]

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New Mexico wildfire progresses in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains | app

The largest wildfire in the United States was heading towards mountain resorts in northern New Mexico on Wednesday, prompting authorities to issue another round of warnings for more people to prepare to evacuate as the fast moving fire is gaining momentum. Fire officials said the blaze was moving up slopes and along exposed ridgelines while […]

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An underwater volcanic rock formation near Hawaii dubbed “the road to Atlantis”

Scientists have discovered what appears to be a brick road at the bottom of the sea off Hawaii and have dubbed it the “yellow brick road” to Atlantis. Not all roads lead to Rome. Some paths seem to head towards the center of the ocean – like the one recently spotted by scientists in the […]

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“Mountains” of grain risk being wasted if Russia continues to block Ukrainian ports

The Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports increasingly threatens the food security of millions of people around the world. It is becoming increasingly clear that ports in the Odessa region of southern Ukraine urgently need to be reopened to avert a global food crisis. On May 10, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the international community to […]

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Ambulance ‘error’ before Tas man’s death | Blue Mountains Gazette

An elderly Tasmanian man who died of a head injury waited more than four hours at his home for an ambulance after being improperly triaged. Alan Maurice Gray, 77, who had mobility issues, fell while inflating his tires at a gas station in Hobart on the afternoon of September 16, 2020. He hit the back […]

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The Kuwaiti mountaineer is the youngest to climb seven volcanic peaks

He has been passionate about fitness most of his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie (Kuwait) has now taken it to the next level by clinching the record title for Youngfurthest person to climb the Seven Volcanic Summits at 24 years and 119 days. Al Refaie is not only 24 years old, but he is […]

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AGL Split ‘Turd Rolled in Chaff’ | Blue Mountains Gazette

Documents show AGL Energy’s split business units are close to breaching global climate targets, critics say. Australia’s largest energy company on Friday released the split book required by regulators for the council’s plan to create an energy retailer – AGL Australia – and a coal-fired power generator – Accel Energy. “This split is shit rolled […]

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Reach of Truth Continues in Vic | Blue Mountains Gazette

It is possible that Victoria’s Indigenous truth-telling process will continue to hear witnesses when the powers of its royal commission expire in two years. Victoria’s Assembly of First Peoples co-chair Marcus Stewart on Thursday called on the state government to extend the Yoorrook Justice Commission for five to 10 years. “How, in three years, do […]

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Dancers prepare ‘Razzle Dazzle’ in Chicago | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Blue Mountains Musical Society (BMMS) is currently preparing to stage Chicago at the Blue Mountains Theater and Community Hub with performances beginning in late May. Chicago, established in 1975, is famous for its 1996 Broadway revival and 2002 film, and is loved by dancers around the world. Loosely based on the true stories of […]

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Volcanic Volcanoes Create Strange Icebergs

aEven though Pluto lost its “planet” title on August 24, 2006, and has since only been listed by astronomers as minor planet 134340, it’s still an exciting celestial body. With a diameter of 2,377 kilometers, Pluto is the largest known small planet moving in a very eccentric orbit at the edge of our solar system. […]

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AGL’s board of directors and the billionaire at loggerheads | Blue Mountains Gazette

Tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes is on a collision course with the nation’s largest electricity producer and carbon emitter over its planned split, which he says entrenches fossil fuels and is “flawed”. AGL Energy on Tuesday dismissed criticism of the move, saying in a statement to the ASX that the split was in the interests of […]

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More prison sentences for Victorian DV offenders | Blue Mountains Gazette

Victorians who break domestic violence orders are almost three times more likely to end up in jail than 10 years ago. In a report released Tuesday, the Sentencing Advisory Council found that the state’s jail rate for violations of domestic violence orders had nearly tripled in the decade to 2020. In 2011, imprisonment was the […]

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Mountains of sugar under the seagrass

Lush meadows of the Posidonia oceanica seagrass in the Mediterranean. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology predict that their findings are relevant to many marine environments with plants, including other seagrass species, mangroves and salt marshes. Credit: HYDRA Marine Sciences GmbH Seagrasses play an important role in the climate. They are one […]

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Cambrian Mountains Lluest y Gwynt wind farm mast test plans approved

PLANS for a temporary test mast have been approved, potentially paving the way for the construction of a controversial wind farm near the Cambrian Mountains. In connection with the Lluest y Gwynt wind farm project, the installation and operation of a temporary weather test mast for a period of three years to measure wind speed […]

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A giant weather mast will be erected on the Cambrian Mountains to test wind speeds for a controversial wind farm

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Image of the temporary mast for illustrative purposes used in planning application reports. Katy Jenkins, local democracy journalist A temporary test mast has been approved in connection with controversial wind farm proposals proposed near the Cambrian Mountains and near Ceredigion’s border with Powys. In connection with the Lluest y Gwynt wind farm […]

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China’s rise depends on following the rules: UK | Blue Mountains Gazette

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned that China’s failure to play by global rules will end its rise as a superpower, and said the West should ensure Taiwan can defend. Renewing his call to strengthen NATO, Truss said moves to isolate Russia from the global economy in response to its invasion of Ukraine proved […]

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Warming doubles the risk of an intense cyclone | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change will more than double the likelihood of intense tropical cyclones across much of the world over the next few decades and Australia is in the firing line, according to a new study. Tropical cyclone hazard researcher Nadia Bloemendaal and a team of international scientists have developed a new method that combines historical cyclone […]

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Hikers must now pack the Guadalupe Mountains wilderness poo

Hikers planning to explore the wilderness of Guadalupe Mountains National Park this summer should now pack another essential item: toiletry bags. Starting June 1, day hikers and those planning to camp overnight will be required to pack humane waste in landfill-safe toilet bags. “The bag-in-a-bag design and zippered closure safely contain waste and odors, while […]

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Discover the natural wonders of Saint Lucia, from volcanic spas to historic mountain trails

Stacey is as fearsome a force of nature as any on the island, a whirlwind in leopard-print shoes. Covid-19 has hit hard. When she lost her job at a bar, Stacey turned a negative into a positive by fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a cook and opening her own business. Now, customers drive for […]

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Vic Elder victim of a “social experiment” | Blue Mountains Gazette

Prominent Aboriginal elder and actor Jack Charles told the Victoria Truth Commission he was a guinea pig in a “social experiment” to assimilate into white Australian society. The Yoorrook Justice Commission opened public hearings on Tuesday, with Uncle Jack as its first witness. He described how he was taken from his mother Bunurong when he […]

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Senior US official Blinken visits Ukraine | Blue Mountains Gazette

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are expected to travel to Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s demand for more powerful weapons after months of fighting with invading Russian forces. Sunday’s visit, announced by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday, would be the highest-level visit by US officials to the country since […]

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MP felt intimidated by lockdown critic | Blue Mountains Gazette

State Liberal MP David Elliott says he felt intimidated by the aggressive behavior of a man who filmed him as he questioned the legality of NSW’s COVID-19 restrictions during of the Delta outbreak in Sydney last year. Daniel Joseph Luland was charged with two counts of intimidation after he approached, checked in and followed then-police […]

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Coalition visits fossil fuel company while attacking Labor Party’s climate policy | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Coalition visited a factory belonging to one of the biggest emitters of fossil fuels just as it tried to blast the Labor Party’s climate policy. Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited a mining robotics site operated by Woodside Petroleum on Tuesday the same day he opposed Labour’s climate and energy policy, saying consumers would be […]

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A preview of the NRL round six action | Blue Mountains Gazette

MAN OF THE SLEEVE: There has been talk of Damien Cook’s Origin and Test riders being threatened by Api Koroisau and Harry Grant. But, against Canterbury, Cook showed why he is still regarded as one of the game’s elite hookers. He notched a first career hat-trick and was a constant threat in South Sydney’s big […]

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Judging the Judges at the Easter Show | Blue Mountains Gazette

Over the past week, thousands of competitors have lined up at Sydney’s Royal Easter show to showcase the best of Australian agriculture. But the competition can’t happen without the judges, and a dwindling number of them from local shows is proving a challenge. “It’s something we’re obviously aware of,” says Rob Wilson, chairman of Agricultural […]

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A taste of the mountains at Mountain Winery

April 15, 2022 – Next Sunday, April 24, marks the first time since 2014 that a major Santa Cruz Mountain wine tasting event has taken place at Mountain Winery, the iconic and historic property built and made famous by Paul Masson. Located on the heights of Saratoga, it enjoys a splendid view of the entire […]

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3 months after volcanic eruption, Tonga is slowly rebuilding

WELLINGTON, New Zealand >> Samantha Moala recalls taking a shower at her home in Tonga when she heard what sounded like a gunshot so loud it hurt her ears. As she and her family rushed to their car to drive inland, ash blackened the sky. The world’s largest volcanic eruption in 30 years sent a […]

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Climate protest blocks Sydney Harbor Bridge | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change activists, including a rural firefighter, disrupted rush hour traffic on the Sydney Harbor Bridge by parking a truck on the Cahill Freeway. It comes as activist group Fireproof Australia follows through on their vow to keep protesting, despite increased police powers. NSW Police confirmed on Wednesday that a police operation was underway on […]

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Why are some mountain ranges volcanic and others not?

I was looking at the geology subreddit the other day and someone asked an intriguing question: Why aren’t the Himalayas volcanic? They are the the biggest mountains on the planet and stretch for thousands of kilometers, but no volcanoes can be found. This may seem strange to many people because there are mountain ranges that […]

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Macron heads for Le Pen’s stronghold | Blue Mountains Gazette

President Emmanuel Macron sets out to seek greater re-election support from France’s former industrial heartland in the north, a labor stronghold of far-right rival Marine Le Pen, whom he will face in a second round on April 24. Macron, 44, is in the running to become the first president in two decades to win a […]

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Inca children were drugged then sacrificed on volcanic peaks and mountains – HeritageDaily

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Sharif favorite as Pakistan’s next prime minister | Blue Mountains Gazette

Shehbaz Sharif, the person most likely to be Pakistan’s next prime minister, is little known outside his home country but has a domestic reputation more as an effective administrator than a politician. The younger brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz, 70, led a successful opposition bid in parliament to oust leader Imran Khan […]

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Development built out of passion for the mountains

As more land comes on the market this week for the Mt Cardrona Station Alpine Village development, Editor Sally Rae talks to co-owner Chris Morton about making a longtime dream come true. Good things take time. Mt Cardrona Station co-owner Chris Morton quips that the slogan – made popular by TV commercials for Mainland Cheese […]

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The Ray family sell their Blackheath hotel | Blue Mountains Gazette

It has been in the Ray family for 45 years, but that tradition is about to end with the arrival on the market of the New Ivanhoe hotel in Blackheath. The family patriarch Vic Ray had been a coal miner on the south coast but, forced to retire at 58, he leased the Gardners Inn, […]

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Disappearance of man takes searchers to the San Bernardino Mountains – Redlands Daily Facts

Benny Kwan returned to the San Bernardino Mountains on Thursday, April 7, hoping his 27-year-old son, Derrick, would reappear as suddenly as he disappeared nearly two weeks ago. “If so, I will be so happy,” Kwan said as family and friends gathered at Goodwin’s Market in Crestline to resume their search. “I pray to God […]

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Health chief spared grills in SA court | Blue Mountains Gazette

South Australia’s chief health officer has avoided being forced to give evidence in AFLW player Deni Varnhagen’s legal challenge to South Australia’s vaccine requirements. Ms Varnhagen’s legal team has asked the Supreme Court to require Professor Nicola Spurrier to testify about the information she relied on in her role as adviser to the State Emergency […]

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Who brews Brew Mountains beers?

For too long, people wanting lunch in Valley Heights have had to choose between a Bunnings sausage sizzle or a cafe that also operates a real estate agency. Tragically, both options were also naturally beer-free. So naturally it was a boon for locals when garage brewer Craig Talbot expanded his operation and opened the Brew […]

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Prime Minister and Labor hit the road in marginal seats | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition hit hustings in the fringe seats of Queensland and Victoria to bolster their economic credentials after the coalition’s cost of living budget. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was also on the road, in Perth with Resources Minister Keith Pitt to announce a $1.25 billion loan to ASX-listed Iluka Resources […]

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Davila plays, Macarthur beats Perth in ALM | Blue Mountains Gazette

Macarthur captain Ulises Davila led the Bulls to a sensational 4-2 victory over Perth Glory in the men’s A-League clash at Campbelltown Stadium. The Mexican scored a penalty, won another kick for Craig Noone to convert, then set up Al Hassan Toure as the Bulls overcame a two-goal deficit and were a man down to […]

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NSW coal mine extension amid climate fears | Blue Mountains Gazette

The New South Wales government has conditionally approved the expansion of a coal mine in the north of the state, with critics calling the move “reckless” and “catastrophic”. The Narrabri underground mine, operated by Whitehaven for the past decade, produces 11 million tonnes of coal per year. Initially scheduled to mine coal until 2031, the […]

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Kuwaiti Man Sets Guinness World Record As Youngest To Climb Seven Volcanic Peaks

A Kuwaiti mountaineer has become the youngest person to climb the world’s seven volcanic peaks. Yousef Al Refaie set a Guinness World Record for reaching the top of the highest volcanoes on each of the seven continents at 24 years and 119 days. “[If] you come from the desert, I wouldn’t believe you [would] to […]

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At 24, the Kuwaiti mountaineer becomes the youngest to climb the world’s seven volcanic peaks

Yousef Al Refaie shows courage and patriotic pride. Gulf today, Staff reporter He’s taken exercise seriously most of his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie has taken it to the next level, setting a Guinness World Records title for being the youngest person to climb all seven volcanic peaks at 24 years and 119 days. […]

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Pluto: how can such a cold body fuel volcanic eruptions?

Pluto, the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, has become even more interesting with a report that icy lava flows have recently covered much of its surface. In this context, “recently” probably means no more than a billion years ago. It’s old, of course – and there’s no indication that volcanoes are still active […]

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Enjoy bush views from the deck of your Leura home | Blue Mountains Gazette

news, property, property, real estate, for sale, blue mountains, theo poulos real estate, leura 3 BEDs | 1 BATH | 0 CAR This well maintained three bedroom weatherboard cottage ticks all the boxes for a family home in the beautiful Blue Mountains. The lounge, kitchen and dining areas all have elevated views of the private […]

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Guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park

welcome to National parks discovered, where we’ll help you discover the beauty of America’s most underrated (and least visited) national parks, from awe-inspiring landscapes where you can get up close to mountains, glaciers and volcanoes, to sunny paradises hidden near big cities like Chicago and Los Angeles. To discover the natural wonders you missed, check […]

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Pluto has ICE VOLCANOES that were “recently” active – including one the size of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa

Pluto has ice volcanoes, including one the size of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, new images taken by NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft have revealed. The images show an area of ​​the dwarf planet that contains volcanoes up to 4.3 miles (7 km) high that were “relatively recently” active. Ice volcanoes have already been discovered in several other […]

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Bathurst’s Kellie Gibson first woman home in 2022 Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge | West Central Daily

sports, local sports, KELLIE Gibson surprised herself by claiming overall women’s honors at the weekend’s Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge in Orange. The Bathurst racer said it was exciting to watch things unfold on the tough course after she was forced to step away from her usual racing tactics. “It was a nice surprise to take […]

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Gallery | All the action from the Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge 2022 | West Central Daily

sports, local sports, Leo Peterson and Kellie Gibson stormed the summit of Mount Canobolas to record victories in both the men’s and women’s sections of the 2022 Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge. year, Peterson was the first person to cross the line at the Federal Falls picnic area on Sunday morning. Peterson dominated the 11 kilometer […]

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Future Australian barons plug into nickel | Blue Mountains Gazette

With demand at an all-time high as economies seek to decarbonise, now is the time for nickel, insists Andrew Penkethman. The boss of Ardea Resources is sitting on a top-tier resource in what he says is the best mining jurisdiction in the world. And he is not alone. The federal government is focusing on future […]

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Diplomacy with China shows weaknesses (PM) | Blue Mountains Gazette

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said there will be no diplomatic thaw in relations with China until it lifts the deadlock on ministerial meetings. “As long as China continues to refuse to engage with Australian ministers and the prime minister, I think that’s a very proportional response,” Mr Morrison told reporters on Saturday regarding his […]

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Rare condition presents major challenges for pets and owners | Blue Mountains Gazette

You may have heard of a condition called megaesophagus, which is rarely seen in dogs let alone cats. The megaesophagus refers to the widening (mega) of the muscular tube that carries solid food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach (the esophagus). Normally, the esophagus pushes swallowed food and liquids from the mouth to […]

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Peters Ice Cream fined $12 million | Blue Mountains Gazette

An ice cream brand has been fined $12 million after the Federal Court found it used a dispenser to prevent competitors from selling at convenience stores and gas stations. In filings with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Peters Ice Cream admitted that for five years after taking over PFD Food Services as a distributor, […]

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Vaccine-induced cells boost immunity to COVID | Blue Mountains Gazette

Australian researchers have found that vaccine-induced T cells can provide more than a year of immunity to COVID-19. A study from the Doherty Institute, published Wednesday in the journal Nature Immunology, showed that the body’s T cells provide long-lasting memory against the virus after vaccination or infection with COVID-19. T cells play a crucial role […]

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‘Don’t worry’ about Mount Ruapehu’s volcanic activity, mayor says

Locals living near Mt Ruapehu seem oblivious to signs of high volcanic unrest, despite recent strong tremors and warming of the lake. The Volcanic Alert Level at Mount Ruapehu has been raised to Level Two. Photo: Unsplash / David Calderwood The Volcanic Alert Level at Mount Ruapehu has been raised to Level Two since yesterday. […]

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Langford bomber faces lengthy injury layoff | Blue Mountains Gazette

Essendon’s first-round punch was made worse by confirmation that utility Kyle Langford will miss between eight and 10 weeks with a hamstring injury. Langford suffered the injury as he led by a mark in the first quarter of Saturday’s 66-point loss to Geelong. The versatile striker/midfielder has developed into a key player in 99 games […]

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Call to beware of the “hype” on crypto reform | Blue Mountains Gazette

Fintech start-ups have been warned against complacency amid the “buzz and hype” of reform promised by a federal government facing a tough election. Regulatory uncertainty remains one of the biggest challenges for crypto, according to the former federal official behind the National Blockchain Roadmap. Keynote speaker Chloe White, now chief executive of Genesis Block, warned […]

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A swarm of earthquakes hits the volcanic island of Portugal | Blue Mountains Gazette

About 1,100 small earthquakes have rocked one of Portugal’s central Atlantic volcanic islands in less than 48 hours, putting authorities in the Azores archipelago on alert as experts assess what they have described as an “earthquake crisis”. Rui Marques, head of the seismo-volcanic monitoring center of the CIVISA region, told Reuters on Monday that earthquakes, […]

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The Grammar Guy: volcanic vocalic verbiage | Community News

I have never been a scientist. While I admit the Earth is round (at least that’s what the media would tell you), I never developed a deeper understanding of biology, chemistry, or physics. As a result, when I started college, I took the easiest science course I could find. It was the turn of the […]

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Rising temperatures at Mount Ruapehu crater lake raise volcanic alert level

The rise in temperature is accompanied by high levels of volcanic tremors. Photo / Geonet Mount Ruapehu has been moved to Volcanic Alert Level 2 following rising temperatures in its crater lake. The lake undergoes cycles of heating and cooling over a period of several months. A new heating cycle has begun with temperatures reaching […]

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LA County Sheriff’s helicopter crashes near road in San Gabriel Mountains; 6 hospitalized

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department rescue helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon in the San Gabriel Mountains while on its way to the scene of a vehicle collision, leaving five deputies and a civilian with injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains above […]

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Curtis Honeycutt: Volcanic vocalic verbiage | Columnists

I have never been a scientist. While I admit the Earth is round (at least that’s what the media would tell you), I never developed a deeper understanding of biology, chemistry, or physics. As a result, when I started college, I took the easiest science course I could find. It was the turn of the […]

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Farmers brace for higher fertilizer prices | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing a stir in Australia’s agricultural sector, with fertilizer prices set to rise by a third in the coming months. Fertilizer is one of the biggest input costs for Australian farms. Its price is already high due to the impact of the conflict on global supply chains. James Maxwell, […]

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ADF suicide survey to examine ‘postvention’ | Blue Mountains Gazette

A Royal Commission into Defense and Veteran Suicide will continue in Sydney, with the inquiry expected to hear evidence of the importance of supporting families affected by the suicides of serving and former soldiers. the ADF The so-called ‘postvention’ will be under the spotlight Thursday at public hearings in Sydney to get answers from bureaucrats […]

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Huge mysterious drops in Earth’s mantle are ‘like a map’ for volcanic eruptions

Scientists are gaining a better understanding of two huge teardrop-shaped structures in the Earth coat. Located low in the mantle layer, blobs influence mantle and crustal movements, and also fuel the formation of mountains and volcanoes. One of the drops drifts towards the crust. Researchers study the blobs’ physical characteristics. They don’t yet know why […]

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Court overturns decision on climate due diligence | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Australian government does not owe the nation’s children protection from harm from climate change, a court has heard. The Federal Court’s full bench on Tuesday ruled unanimously in favor of an appeal by Environment Minister Sussan Ley, reversing a decision by a previous judge who had legally recognized a duty of care. Eight high […]

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Jasmine Straga pledges to support Ukraine’s once-thriving circus industry | Blue Mountains Gazette

Jasmine Straga may be halfway around the world from the war in Ukraine, but she’s helping members of her industry escape the conflict. Ms Straga has been a circus performer since she was 16 and said many in her industry come from Eastern Europe. “The circus is like a family, wherever you are in the […]

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Seats to Watch in SA Elections | Blue Mountains Gazette

KEY SEATS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA ELECTION: The most marginal government and the one he needs to stay in power. But incumbent MP Richard Harvey faces a tough challenge from Labor and Independent Frances Bedford, who decided not to contest her current Florey seat and moved on to the neighboring electorate after a border change moved […]

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Monsters, time travel and super-volcanoes make John Elizabeth Stintzi’s ‘My Volcano’ a captivating read

A fever dream that mixes 2016 homicide statistics with an array of outlandish sci-fi tropes. An allegory on the mutability of all things. A disturbing meditation on the strange reality of the 21st century. An apocalyptic or bizarre phantasmagoria Kaiju roam the lands and wreak havoc. A lyrical treatise on volcanoes as metaphors. A wild […]

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O’Sullivan kept his life’s dream a secret | Blue Mountains Gazette

Sean O’Sullivan spent more than two weeks cheating on Manly and his own parents before fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing No.7 for Penrith. O’Sullivan featured in the NRL opener on Thursday night, replacing Nathan Cleary with aplomb in the 28-6 win over Manly. The reigning premiers only confirmed on Tuesday that Cleary would miss […]

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Water content controls depth of magma storage under many volcanoes, study finds

Water content controls depth of magma storage under many volcanoes, study finds A possible key to better eruption predictions overturns conventional theory Water content controls how deep magma is stored beneath active volcanoes, a new study finds. Here, lead author Daniel Rasmussen of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory collects volcanic ash from the Fisher Caldera […]

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Are Volcanica coffee beans from volcanic regions really good?

A recent study concluded that drinking coffee actually alters brain connectivity. It potentially offers benefits such as “improved motor control”, “higher levels of alertness” and an “increased ability to concentrate, learn and remember”. But beyond that, coffee makes us feel like we can take on anything the world has to offer – something almost all […]

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Russia ‘won’t guarantee’ aid access | Blue Mountains Gazette

Russia has refused to guarantee humanitarian access to rescue hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian civilians trapped under shelling, according to Ukraine. Russia’s war in Ukraine has entered a third week without achieving any of its stated goals, despite thousands dead, more than two million refugees and thousands cowering in besieged cities under incessant bombings. Ukrainian […]

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The intriguing design of the Leura house is sure to inspire | Blue Mountains Gazette

new, property, house of the week, leura, liberty property, real estate, for sale 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATH | 2 CAR This completely renovated brick house is full of architectural intrigue, says the agent. The 529 square meter flat block is low maintenance and has plenty of space to spread out and entertain. In addition […]