Jan 04, 2007
Remote aircraft will be flown through storms in the Southern Ocean by scientists probing whether human activity is causing Australia's worsening drought. Weather researchers are heading a three-year study into the increasing number of storms and cyclones near Antarctica. It appears rain that normally fell over southern Australia was now moving further south and falling over the Southern Ocean instead. "Studies in the Arctic have found that there seems to be an increase in the very extreme, small cyclones that cause a lot of devastation to communities in the Arctic."
Jan 05, 2007
MELBOURNE'S water storage level has dropped to its lowest in nine years, at just 38.7 per cent of capacity.