Severe weather: a part of Perth’s landscape

Illustrates Perth's 2010 freak storm.

Rhys Gardiner, Reporter

September 7, 2020

Wild weather has returned to the news once again as Perth is battered by the last gasps of the cyclone season. However, it is far from the first time the city has been lashed by the elements. The remnants of tropical cyclone Mangga passed over the metro area on May 24, causing damage to property...

Failing nature laws could lead to further health crises

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Annalise Hunt

September 7, 2020

An open letter sent to the federal government from prominent health leaders and groups says that the review of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC act) must be taken seriously. Following COVID-19 and the black summer bushfire crisis, now more than ever, is the most...

Heatwave health threat rising

Heatwave health threat rising

Megan Birch, ECU Reporter

October 2, 2017

With summer just around the corner and unusually hot weather conditions in other parts of Australia, experts are beginning to speak out on the deadly dangers of heatwaves. A report released by Doctors for the Environment Australia outlines that “heatwaves are getting hotter, longer and more frequent and have led to increased ambulanc...

Farmers urge greenhouse gas cut

Farmers urge greenhouse gas cut

James Williams, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2016

WA farmers are calling for an urgent reduction to greenhouse gas emissions as Perth sweats through above-average March temperatures. A new report has found the summer-like conditions that usually appear early spring are now continuing well into autumn, and that the pattern will occur more often. The...

Spring starts with Stirling Ranges snow

The Stirling Ranges covered in a cloud blanket.

Shannon Smith, Staff reporter

September 2, 2015

Spring has kicked off with a chill in WA, after the Stirling Ranges were covered in snow overnight, for the second time within a month. The ranges lie about 400km southeast of Perth, and 90km inland from Albany. The highest peak, Bluff Knoll, records snowfall on average, once a year. With...

Weather bureau defends data methods after ‘fiddling’ claim

Australia has almost 800 weather stations across the country.

Emily Evans, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology has defended its actions against claims that it is 'fiddling the data' in a bid to make Australia seem hotter than it actually is. In a response to claims by The Australian newspaper, the Bureau says its data and methods are among the best in the world. The accusation...

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