Environment And Nature

Wipeout for Kelly Slater at big season-opener on Gold Coast

Apr 4, 2019

Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater is out of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro in the World Surf League

Surf is up: Season opens for Olympics qualifying, equal pay

Apr 3, 2019

Qualifying for the inaugural Olympic surfing competition has begun with a World Surf League event which also features equal prize money for male and female boardriders

Firefighters contain fire in China's mountains where 30 died

Apr 2, 2019

Firefighters have contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues

China says 30 killed fighting mountain forest fire

Apr 1, 2019

China says 30 firefighters and others have been killed while battling a forest fire high in the mountains of western Sichuan province

Cyclone lashing northwest Australia weakens

Mar 25, 2019

A slow-moving cyclone that is lashing northwest Australia is weakening

Another cyclone bears down on northwest Australian coast

Mar 24, 2019

Residents of Australia's northwest coast are bracing for a torrid night of fierce winds and heavy rain as the country's second major cyclone of the weekend slowly winds toward land

Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind, rains

Mar 23, 2019

The vast and powerful Cyclone Trevor has crossed a remote area of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains, amid fears for the safety of a small number of residents who've stayed in the area

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast

Mar 23, 2019

An explosion at a chemical plant that killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others is one of China's worst industrial accidents in recent years

2 powerful cyclones spinning toward north Australian coast

Mar 22, 2019

Two powerful cyclones are spinning toward Australia's sparsely populated north where around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the east coast of the Northern Territory ahead of strong winds, mountainous waves and flooding rain

Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone's path

Mar 21, 2019

About 2,000 Australians are being moved inland from part of the northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit this weekend

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