An Australian family were forced to take shelter in the sea after wildfires tore through Tasmania, destroying their beach-side home. Grandfather Tim Holmes and his wife saved their five grandchildren by sheltering them beneath a boat jetty as fire raged along the shore in Dunalley, south-eastern Tasmania. The family clung to the wooden structure(…)
The Long Beaked Echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii) With a small and declining population due to forest clearing and overhunting in New Guinea, the western long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii) is listed as “Critically Endangered” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. In Australia, the species has been thought to be(…)
The trees became a landmark after Namatjira’s depictions of them (Picture AFP) Two ghost gum trees made famous by the work of Australian Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira have been found burnt. Officials in the town of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory say they believe the fire was started deliberately. The trees had been(…)
Paul Icamina 27 December 2012 | EN Tricycle, Philippines [MANILA] The Philippines plans to introduce electronic tricycle taxis to replace its petrol-fuelled models, in a move that could cut carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter of million tonnes, further enhancing the country’s position at the forefront of green transport in Asia. Last week, the Asian(…)
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