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CSIRO warns of more years of ‘mega fire’ | Blue Mountain Gazette

Climate change is fueling the risk of more “mega years of fire” in Australia and the country faces a longer fire season that extends into autumn and winter, according to a new study from CSIRO. Scientists have published a historical analysis of fire activity in 324,000 km2 of forest, mostly along Australia’s heavily populated east […]

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Ski touring in the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon

Access everything we post when you> “,” name “:” in-content-cta “,” type “:” link “}}”> sign up to Outside +. they still exist, those places outside the fringes of the world. The Wallowa Mountains are one of them. This compact chain is isolated in the sparsely populated northeastern corner of Oregon, sandwiched between the Rockies […]

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Breathable Sand Harvesting and IDer Technologies Turn Arid Mountains into High Yielding Rice Fields

Ecological sponge rice fields Image Credit: Provided Strong points The integrated use of breathable sand and IDer honeycomb harvesting, which is championed by Dake Rechsand in the Middle East, has transformed a barren mountain in Fuyang district of eastern Zhejiang province. China, into a lush paddy field that characterizes low input agriculture, emissions reduction, fertilizer […]

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CSIRO fears a new wave of extinctions | Blue Mountain Gazette

Australia is facing a brutal new wave of extinctions, but there is still time to limit the number of native species killed by foreign invaders, CSIRO warned. The national science agency released a report detailing what the country has already lost – and stands to lose in the future – to an army of alien […]

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Social housing crisis needs $ 290 billion: survey | Blue Mountain Gazette

Advocates call for a national strategy to address a huge social housing deficit, with a deficit of more than 600,000 affordable housing expected over the next two decades. And government funding will need to reach $ 290 billion over that period if the shortage is to be remedied, heard a parliamentary committee investigating housing affordability. […]

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Ancient Alabama once had mountains taller than Everest

This is the first in a series titled “Ancient Alabama,” examining the natural forces that have made Alabama what it is for the past 500 million years, and how these forces still shape it. State today. Each year, thousands of people visit Alabama’s Cheaha State Park to see the state’s tallest peak, climb the steps […]

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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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Junction 142 needs help funding shower services for the homeless | Blue Mountain Gazette

As many activities closed during the COVID lockdown, the laundry and shower service at junction 142 on Katoomba Street has exploded. Helping the Homeless of the Mountains: Stephen Bradley in Court Junction 142 in Katoomba with guests from the shower and laundry service. They are launching a call for funding. Services manager Stephen Bradley said […]

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Views of Sydney to the Blue Mountains at the New Rooftop Bar

Lady Banks Rooftop Bar is a stunning new venue, located atop the Flinders Center in the heart of Bankstown, offering food and drink as delicious as the view of the Sydney skyline and continuing to the Blue Mountains. Floor-to-ceiling folding doors open onto the spectacular outdoor terrace, outfitted with a mix of wood-slatted high and […]

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Rising COVID-19 cases in New South Wales | Blue Mountain Gazette

NSW will emerge from COVID torpor as fully vaccinated people embrace new freedoms that are likely to see daily cases increase in the weeks to come. Treasurer Matt Kean on Thursday unveiled a $ 2.8 billion plan to help the state’s economy recover from a “once-in-a-lifetime economic disaster.” Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet said it was […]