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Mating crawl: Migrating Christmas Island crabs jams traffic

Nov 23 2021

Millions of red crabs crawled across Christmas Island on Tuesday, part of their annual migration journey to the ocean on the island off the coast of Western Australia. | Video

With borders closed, Australian winemakers raise a glass to the home crowd

Nov 16 2021

POKOLBIN, AUSTRALIA As Australia's most populous state emerges from a lengthy COVID-19 lockdown, winemakers in its top grape-growing district, the Hunter Valley, have started toasting an influx of guests from travel-starved Sydney.

Tuvalu looking at legal ways to be a state if it is submerged

Nov 09 2021

SYDNEY Tuvalu is looking at legal ways to keep its ownership of its maritime zones and recognition as a state even if the Pacific island nation is completely submerged due to climate change, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. | Video

Australia's Great Barrier Reef will survive if warming kept to 1.5 degrees

Nov 05 2021

SYDNEY A study released on Friday by an Australian university looking at multiple catastrophes hitting the Great Barrier Reef has found for the first time that only 2% of its area has escaped bleaching since 1998, then the world's hottest year on record. | Video

Australian engineers patent thermal block to store renewable energy

Oct 27 2021

NEWCASTLE, Australia A team of engineers at Australia's University of Newcastle has patented a material designed to store thermal energy in the form of a block, which its inventors hope can be used to ease the transition away from coal-fired power. | Video

Australia reports 2,357 new COVID-19 cases as vaccination push continues

Oct 02 2021

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Australia reported 2,357 new cases of the Delta coronavirus variant on Saturday, as the push to vaccinate the country's population continues in order to end lockdowns and allow for the reopening of international borders.

Little fluffy clouds may help save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Sep 28 2021

SYDNEY To slow the speed at which high temperatures and warm waters bleach the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists are spraying droplets of ocean water into the sky to form clouds to protect the environmental treasure. | Video

Australia made 'huge' mistake' cancelling submarine deal, says French ambassador

Sep 18 2021

MELBOURNE, Sept 18 Australia has made a "huge" diplomatic error, the French ambassador said on Saturday having been recalled to Paris after Canberra ditched a multi billion dollar order for French submarines in favour of an alternative deal with the United States and Britain.

Australian scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics

Jul 13 2021

SYDNEY Australian scientists say they have developed the "holy grail" of blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. | Video

Australia's slow vaccination, locked borders eclipse early virus success

Jul 08 2021

SYDNEY Last year, when much of the world was in coronavirus lockdown, Australia was successfully hosting international cricket matches and tennis tournaments in front of packed crowds in a show of what post-pandemic life could look like.

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Relief efforts ramping up in Tonga, more aid arrives

(Reuters) -Humanitarian aid to Tonga is ramping up after the airport was cleared of ash, making it safe for planes to land, the Red Cross said on Wednesday, days after a volcanic eruption and tsunami devastated the South Pacific archipelago.