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SES answered hundreds of calls for help as ‘triple-front’ roared over Perth

SES answered hundreds of calls for help as ‘triple-front’ roared over Perth

Record-breaking wind gusts and swells led to 583 calls for help during the three cold fronts which passed through WA from Monday to Wednesday.

  • by Holly Thompson

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‘Never seen anything like it’: The volcano blast that altered the atmosphere

‘Never seen anything like it’: The volcano blast that altered the atmosphere

When an underwater volcano erupted off Tonga this year, it blasted enough water vapour into the atmosphere to impact the ozone layer and influence surface temperatures.

  • by Laura Chung
Perth Airport resumes flights, apologises for power outage
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Perth Airport resumes flights, apologises for power outage

The outage was blamed on Perth’s severe weather and impacted flights, check-in services, security screening and carpark access.

  • by Heather McNeill
‘Going to get really hot’: Kentucky braces for extreme heat days after record flooding

‘Going to get really hot’: Kentucky braces for extreme heat days after record flooding

Climate change is increasing the chances of places experiencing overlapping or successive disasters, called compounding disasters.

  • by Zahra Hirji
More rain on the way for Australia as NSW readies for more flooding

More rain on the way for Australia as NSW readies for more flooding

Australia is likely to receive more heavy rain over the coming months after the Bureau of Meteorology declared a negative Indian Ocean Dipole was under way in the nation’s north-west.

  • by Laura Chung and Miki Perkins
Tree falls on two cars during Perth’s peak hour

Tree falls on two cars during Perth’s peak hour

Firefighters and Western Power were called to the scene. No one received any major injuries.

  • by Holly Thompson
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‘These seas have stolen front yards’: Sydney beaches at risk of being washed away

‘These seas have stolen front yards’: Sydney beaches at risk of being washed away

Australian beaches could struggle to recover if a third La Nina weather event occurs this year, threatening coastal communities, experts warn.

  • by Laura Chung and Abby Seaman
Accused arsonist in France a fireman seeking ‘social recognition’

Accused arsonist in France a fireman seeking ‘social recognition’

The suspect, who is a forest firefighter as well as a volunteer fireman for the local town, confessed to “starting several fires over the past three years”.

  • by Henry Samuel
From rubbish tip to urban forest: Pakistanis plant a new oasis

From rubbish tip to urban forest: Pakistanis plant a new oasis

Tree planting projects in previously barren lands are bringing shade and life to a country whose forests cover only 5.4 per cent of the land.

  • by Akhtar Soomro and Syed Raza Hassan
Wild weather construction delays to keep beloved Sydney beach closed all summer

Wild weather construction delays to keep beloved Sydney beach closed all summer

Relentless rain has delayed the replacement of the Nielsen Park seawall, meaning it will not be finished by December as planned.

  • by Michael Koziol
It’s so hot in China, melting glaciers risk collapsing dams

It’s so hot in China, melting glaciers risk collapsing dams

Some coastal cities are already on their highest alert level and the forecast is for 40-degree heatwaves for the next 10 days.

  • by Ryan Woo